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Coming Soon: Protomate Brand 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:00:35 PM »
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Keystone Details is resurrecting a new and improved (if that's possible) Protomate Scale ruler (formerly NZT) made from etched 0.25mm thick stainless steel.  All of the original features are there along with a new feature to allow one to accurately mark parts using 0.3mm wide grooves for a scriber or knife blade.

The new scale will be priced at $10.00 USD mailed ($ extra if priority or other) and will be available around Thanksgiving, give or take a couple weeks.

I am gaging initial interest here to determine an initial quantity to inventory.  Please use the poll to help if you are so inclined.  Comments welcome.

Image of the Scale  4.875" (123.8mm) long x 1.18" (30mm) wide:


Close up of Marking Feature; full groove is 1 scale foot, V notches in the first 10 feet are 6 scale inches apart:

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 01:34:00 PM »
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Could a larger version be possible? 60 scale feet seems a little small for doing layouts of thing like structures...

Either way I wasn't in a position to buy these when David first came out with then so I'm in!
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 02:09:48 PM »
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Could a larger version be possible? 60 scale feet seems a little small for doing layouts of thing like structures...

Either way I wasn't in a position to buy these when David first came out with then so I'm in!

Ryan, thanks for the comment.

Maybe later. When etching you can only work inside a 150mmx300mm sheet and you lose 10mm as a border which reduces the total quantity on the sheet.  If this is successful, I may look into a longer version as an upgrade.

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 02:18:25 PM »
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Looking at the bottom scale, are the notches and graduations fully etched through the metal?
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 02:25:52 PM »
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Looking at the bottom scale, are the notches and graduations fully etched through the metal?

And if so, what size mechanical pencil fits in there?
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 02:36:46 PM »
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Presumably a pencil with 0.3mm leads?
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 02:38:30 PM »
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@peteski @Philip H , yes they are thru etched, but only for the 30 feet on that edge.  The rest is half etched material.

"...a new feature to allow one to accurately mark parts using 0.3mm wide grooves for a scriber or knife blade."

The groove is designed at 0.3mm and will likely over-etch a bit so a 0.3mm Pentel pencil will work well, or a knife point for a scribe.

https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-0-3mm-Mechanical-Pencil-Barrel/dp/B000WH2WSO/ref=asc_df_B000WH2WSO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242013179956&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3124270479778841887&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016806&hvtargid=pla-420895233282&psc=1

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2021, 03:39:22 PM »
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Cool! I like that feature (never seen it done on any steel ruler). I'm in for one!
Now I have to get a 0.3. pencil (my thinnest one is 0.5mm).
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2021, 03:44:52 PM »
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The scribing notches make this ruler a cut above.
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2021, 03:59:21 PM »
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Cool! I like that feature (never seen it done on any steel ruler). I'm in for one!
Now I have to get a 0.3. pencil (my thinnest one is 0.5mm).

Suggest using a hard graphite lead stick or a mylar-use stick

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2021, 04:25:45 PM »
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Keystone Details is resurrecting a new and improved (if that's possible) Protomate Scale ruler

When I first saw the topic I thought it was for the Protomate Coupler... :facepalm:
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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2021, 04:56:05 PM »
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Gotta keep the Protomate brand alive!

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2021, 05:33:19 PM »
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I'd be in for one John!!
I am wondering if you could add a wheel flange guage to it on the left side?

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2021, 06:29:52 PM »
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The notches are a great idea, @Lemosteam .

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Re: Coming Soon: Protomate 1:160 Scale from Keystone Details
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2021, 06:46:54 PM »
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I'd be in for one John!!
I am wondering if you could add a wheel flange guage to it on the left side?


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