Re: wooden matchsticks...


Douglas Harding
 

Or just shave down the match sticks, just as the real loggers shaved down poles till they fit.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:03 PM
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Why bother with matchsticks when scale lumber is readily available? 

Brian J. Carlson 



On Jun 1, 2021, at 10:40 PM, kevinhlafferty <khlafferty@...> wrote:



I just measured a few samples from a box of Diamond Kitchen matches, they vary between .085 and .100 with most being about .094. .094 would approximate an 8 x 8 (actual dimension is about 8.17 scale inches, close enough for government work).

 

Kevin L.

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2021 11:56 AM
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10" x 10" in HO ??? That's a BIG match stick! Most of them are far smaller.

But the cheapest source by far is TOOTHPICKS. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes
e.g. flattened, square, round, and fancy.


On 6/1/2021 12:17 PM, Ray Hutchison wrote:

... in other words they would have to be quartered to make them anywhere nears usable.  would have been a better project back in december or january!

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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