S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com Hobby Page 2 keywords = Berliner hobby hobbies rail road BEDT Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal Degnon Marion River Carry ALCO-GE-IR BOXCABS LIRR 401 diesel switcher schnable schnabel MODEL history HISTORICAL AUTO Chrysler Jaguar Mercedes Dudgeon ordnance Aberdeen Proving Ground tanks self-propelled armor vehicles aviation air plane helicopter autogyro Roosevelt Field Mitchell Curtiss Dade Adirondack Mountains Emile Henry Herbert gramophone Victrola Nipper His Master Voice EMI EEMCO ERCO Aircoupe language naval navy marine maritime ships whales dolphins orca Strombecker Erector Meccano Dinky Lego Comet Authenticast

Updated:   28 Jul 2011, 09:30  ET
[Page created 24 Jan 2002; converted 28 Jul 2011

    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
URL:  http://sbiii.com/hobby2.html
[was at "home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/hobby2.html"]

S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"

[consultation is on a fee basis]

Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher



note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


S. Berliner, III's

sbiii.com

Hobby Page 2

This is primarily an unindexed REFERRAL PAGE

except for:

    Fractions and Decimal Equivalents and

    Tap Drill Sizes.

    X-acto

See also the main HOBBY page
with HOBBIES - Miscellany and
AUTHENTICAST/Comet Metal Products.

See also Railroad Grades
and Scale and Gauge.

Although primarily intended for Z (1:220) scale with its 8VDC and 10VAC requirements,
you might benefit from Power - Volts, Amps, Watts for Z.
[for Z, especially, but for all small scales, including HO,
this is critically important!]


Go to HOBBIES and SPECIAL INTERESTS on my Home Page 2 to see many of my other interests, such as these with their own pages:

Comet Metal Products Authenticast Models Page.

Strombeck-Becker StromBecKer Model Kits Page.

Erector sets.

Meccano and Dinky Toys models.

Military Miniatures.

RAILROADS, et seq..
  ALCo Love Song.
  ALCO-GE-IR Boxcabs, et seq.
  Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal RR (BEDT).
  EMD - Electro-Motive Division of GM - models, etc.,

including the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines.
EMD may never have dreamed of!
    Pennsylvania Railroad Page, et seq.
  Pennsylvania's Horseshoe Curve and stories,
including that of the HO Berlinerwerke.
  Horseshoe Curve Continuation Page 1 with
Dimensions of the Horseshoe Curve (proto. and HO) -
    a mile-by-mile and even foot-by-foot guide to the Curve.
Dimensions of the Horseshoe Curve in N (1:160) and Z (1:220) Scales
  HOW TO BOOT A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE or How to hostle without really tiring -
(Firing up a cold oil burner).
  Schnable and other Giant RR Cars.

  LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD Page, et seq.

MODEL RAILROADING

    Railroads You can Model,

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal RR (BEDT) (now on its own page).
Marion River Carry Railroad* (now on its own page).
      Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model:
Degnon Terminal Railroad, plus
    Murrer's Sidings,
    Kearney Sidings, and
    Blissville/Laurel Hill (and Maspeth and Fresh Pond).
      Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model - continued
Atlas Terminal RR

  Railroad Grades
  Model Railroad Photography
  Model Railroading Miscellany.
  Z-Scale (1:220) and the Berlinerwerke-Z Saga

which latter has had to be continued onto six more pages!
  including a Tour of the Berlinerwerke-Z.
  Z-Scale Page 3 with
  Half-Z Scale - 1:440 Tiny Trains and even 1:900 Tiniest Trains!

  Berlinerwerke Apocrypha (tall tales) and
  Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 2 (more tall tales).
  Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (taller tales?):

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!

HISTORICAL
  Long Island Motor Parkway, et seq.

AUTOMOTIVE:
  Automotive page - a cover and miscellaneous automotive apocrypha page.
  Chrysler and Chrysler Continuation Pages.
  Mercedes page.
  SS and Jaguar Cars and SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation pages.
  Civil War era Dudgeon Steam Automobile - still operable!
  Tractors.
  Road/Highway Schnabels (giant road loads/heavy haulers).

OTHER TECHNICAL AREAS

  History of Technology and Science and Technology pages.   added (28 Jul 2011)

  ORDNANCE page, et seq.

  AVIATION page, et seq., and see

StromBecKeR (Strombeck-Becker).
Dinky Meccano Aircraft Models.
Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft Models.
    but see Comet Metal Products Authenticast Models Page.


    BIG NEWS! - the full set of original Comet brass dies are for sale!

  NAVAL & MARITIME page.

PERSONAL:

CULTURAL
  Adirondack Mountains
.   Berliner Families - formerly including Emile and Henry Berliner [carbon microphone, disk

phonograph (Gramophone, Victrola, Nipper/His Master's Voice, EMI), helicopter,
autogyro, Berliner-Joyce, EEMCO, ERCO, Ercoupe/Aircoupe], but now on a separate page:
    Emile Berliner and Family,
    Hannover Berliners (Emile's family), and
    Berliners of Note.
  Culture (so-called).
  Language(s).
  History*.
  Pooh Page - rescue the real Pooh and friends from Durance Vile!

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT

  see Adirondack Mountains (under "Culture", above).
  ORCAS and other DOLPHINS and WHALES page.

as well as ULTRASONICS, RELIGION and PHILOSOPHY, etc.,

and a Semi-Alphabetical Index of SBIII's Site Pages.

NOTE:  This page may not be up to date; see the master index and the various indices on each major interest page.



HOBBIES - Continued
Page 2

Command Car - sprung Tipper - bed up
Modified Meccano Dinky British 6-wheel Command Car with independent wheel travel
and modified Meccano Dinky tipper (dump truck) with lift cylinder - both ca. 1945.
(photos by and © 2001 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Here is a picture from my room, ca. 1945, of the left half my toy cabinet, which my dad had built for me some ten years before and which, by then, had become a repository for models (left half) and kit boxes and modeling supplies (right half).  Although the photo is blurred and indistinct, you can see endless airplane models and, on the right side of the top shelf, the cars of what I now know for sure to be the StromBecKer De Witt Clinton train; I still have an aluminum tire from that set in my junk box (wrong - it was from a red or orange plastic Stevenson's Rocket, not a StromBecKer)!

ca. 50 toy cabinet
(cropped from ca. 1950 photo by and © 2002 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

In spite of the apparent rough treatment of those planes, they were stacked in there with TLC and many survive to this day (witnwess the SE-5A shown on the preceding page).  Also dramatically in evidence on the left is the Foredom Electric flexible shaft drill and its accompanying wall bracket, which I inherited from my grandfather, both still in use today (although the second cord set has now rotted and must be replaced).

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!

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Here's a puzzler (two, actually) for you - who remembers who put out a 25 cent balsa wood kit of the USS Panay gunboat, right after the Japanese sank the prototype (on the Yangtze near Wuhu in Anwhei province in China on 12 Dec 1937), as well as who made a 5 cent flying model kit of a Boeing B-9 bomber around that time or a year or two earlier?



FRACTIONS and DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS

{I hate writing tables in HTML but may have to resort to such, here!}

DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS                        Effective Date:  24 Jan 2002
                                            Original Date:  15 Jan 2002

Inch-Wire Decimal Inch-Wire Decimal Inch-Wire Decimal Inch-Wire Decimal
.1mm      .0039      45      .0820    5        .2055    29/64   .453125
.2mm      .0079      44      .0860	  4        .2090    15/32   .46875
.3mm      .0118      43      .0890    3        .2130    12mm    .4724
 80       .0135      42      .0935   7/32      .21875   31/64   .484375
 79       .0145     3/32     .093875  2        .2210     1/2    .5000
1/64	.015625	 41	.0960	  1	.2280	13mm	.5118
.4mm	.0157	 40	.0980	  A	.2349	33/64	.515625
 78	.0160	 39	.0995	15/64	.234375	17/32	.53125
 77	.0180	 38	.1015	6mm	.2362	35/64	.546875
.5mm	.0197	 37	.1040	  B	.2380	14mm	.5512
 76	.0200	 36	.1065	  C	.2420	9/16	.5625
 75	.0210	7/64	.109375	  D	.2460	37/64	.578125
 74	.0225	 35	.1100	1/4	.2500	15mm	.5906
.6mm	.0236	 34	.1110	  F	.2570	19/32	.59375
 73	.0240	 33	.1130	  G	.2610	39/64	.6094
 72	.0250	 32	.1160	17/64	.265625	5/8	.6250
 71	.0260	3mm	.1181	  H	.2660	16mm	.6299
.7mm	.0276	 31	.1200	  I	.2720	41/64	.640625
 70	.0280	1/8	.1250	7mm	.2756	21/32	.65625
 69	.0292	 30	.1285	  J	.2770	17mm	.6693
 68	.0310	 29	.1360	  K	.2810	43/64	.671875
1/32	.03125	 28	.1405	9/32	.28125	11/16	.6875
.8mm	.0315	9/64	.140625	  L	.2900	45/64	.703125
 67	.0320	 27	.1440	  M	.2950	18mm	.7087
 66	.0330	 26	.1470	19/64	.296875	23/32	.71875
 65	.0350	 25	.1495	  N	.3020	47/64	.734375
.9mm	.0354	 24	.1520	5/16	.3125	19mm	.7480
 64	.0370	 23	.1540	8mm	.3150	3/4	.7500
 63	.0370	5/32	.15625	  O	.3160	49/64	.765625
 62	.0380	 22	.1570	  P	.3230	25/32	.78125
 61	.0394	4mm	.1575	21/64	.328125	20mm	.7874
1mm	.0394	 21	.1590	  Q	.3320	51/64	.796875
 60	.0400	 20	.1610	  R	.3390	13/16	.8125
 59	.0410	 19	.1660	11/32	.34375	21mm	.8268
 58	.0420	 18	.1695	  S	.3480	53/64	.828125
 57	.0430	11/64	.171875	9mm	.3543	27/32	.84375
 56	.0465	 17	.1730	  T	.3580	55/64	.859375
3/64	.046875	 16	.1770	23/64	.359375	22mm	.8661
 55	.0520	 15	.1800	  U	.3680	7/8	.8750
 54	.0550	 14	.1820	3/8	.3750	57/64	.890625
 53	.0595	 13	.1850	  V	.3770	23mm	.9055
1/16	.0625	3/16	.1875	  W	.3860	29/32	.90625
 52	.0635	 12	.1890	25/64	.390625	59/64	.921875
 51	.0670	 11	.1910	10mm	.3937	15/16	.9375
 50	.0700	 10	.1935	  X	.3970	24mm	.9449
 49	.0730	  9	.1960	  Y	.4040	61/64	.953125
 48	.0760	5mm	.1968	13/32	.40625	31/32	.96875
5/64	.078125	  8	.1990	  Z	.4130	25mm	.9842
 47	.0785	  7	.2010	27/64	.421875	63/64	.984375
2mm	.07875	13/64	.203125	11mm	.4331	1          1.0000
 46	.0810	  6	.2040	7/16	.4375



TAP DRILL SIZES

{I hate writing tables in HTML but may have to resort to such, here!}

TAP DRILL SIZES									Effective Date:  15 Jan 2002
											 Original Date:  15 Jan 2002
ENGLISH TAP DRILL SIZES

           TAP               TAP                      TAP
TAP PITCH  DRILL  TAP PITCH  DRILL  TAP  PITCH       DRILL
size /Form 75%    size /Form  75%   size  /Form       75%

000-???            1/4-20 NC   7    1-1/4-7   NC 1-7/64
 00-90                -28 NF   3         -12  NF 1-11/64
  0-80 NF  3/64   5/16-18 NC   F    1-1/2-6   NC 1-11/32
  1-64 NC   53        -24 NF   I         -12  NF 1-27/64
   -72 NF   53     3/8-16 NC  5/16  1-3/4-5   NC 1-9/16
  2-56 NC   50        -24 NF  Q     2"   -4  NC 1-25/32
	  -64	NF	50		  7/16-14	NC	U		   1/8-27	NPSC	11/32
	 3-48	NC	47			-20	NF	25/64		   1/4-18	NPSC	7/16
	  -56	NF	45		   1/2-13	NC	27/64		   3/8-18	NPSC	37/64
	 4-40	NC	43			-20	NF	29/64		   1/2-14	NPSC	23/32
	  -48	NF	42		  9/16-12	NC	31/64		   3/4-14	NPSC	59/64
	 5-40	NC	38			-18	NF	1/2		    1"-11	NPSC	1-5/32
	  -44	NF	37		   5/8-11	NC	17/32		 1-1/4-11	NPSC	1-1/2
	 6-32	NC	36			-18	NF	9/16		 1-1/2-11	NPSC	1-3/4
	  -40	NF	33		 11/16-11	NC	19/32		 2"	-11	NPSC	2-7/32
	 8-32	NC	29			-16	NF	5/8		  1/16-27	NPT/NPTF C
	  -36	NF	29		   3/4-10	NC	21/32		   1/8-27	NPT/NPTF Q
	10-24	NC	25			-16	NF	11/16		   1/4-18	NPT/NPTF 7/16
	  -32 NF	21		   7/8-9	NC	49/64		   3/8-18	NPT/NPTF 9/16
	12-24	NC	16			-14	NF	51/64		   1/2-14	NPT/NPTF 45/64
	  -28	NF	14		1"	-8	NC	7/8		   3/4-14	NPT/NPTF 29/32
						-12	NF	59/64		 1"	-11	NPT/NPTF 1-9/64
						-14	NS	59/64		 1-1/4-11	NPT/NPTF 1-31/64
					1-1/8	-7	NF	63/64		 1-1/2-11	NPT/NPTF 1-23/32
						-12	NF	1-1/32	 2"	-11	NPT/NPTF 2-3/16

METRIC TAP DRILL SIZES

SIZE	PITCH	DRILL	 INCH	DRILL	SIZE	PITCH	DRILL	 INCH	DRILL	SIZE	PITCH	DRILL	 INCH	DRILL
 MM	 MM	 MM	EQUIV.	INCH	  MM	 MM	 MM	EQUIV.	INCH	 MM	 MM	 MM	EQUIV.	INCH
M1.6	0.35	 1.25	 .049	-	M6	1.0	 5.0	 .197	9	M16	2.0	14.0	 .551	35/64
M2	0.4	 1.6	 .063	1/16	M7	1.0	 6.0	 .236	A	M18	2.5	15.5	 .610	39/64
M2.5	0.45	 2.05	 .081	46	M8	1.25	 6.8	 .266	17/64	M20	2.5	17.5	 .689	11/16
M3	0.5	 2.5	 .098	40	M10	1.5	 8.5	 .335	Q	M24	3.0	21.0	 .827	53/64
M4	0.7	 3.3	 .130	30	M12	1.75	10.20	 .402	Y	M30	3.5	26.5	1.043	1-3/64
M5	0.8	 4.2	 .165	19	M14	2.0	12.0	 .472	15/32	M36	4.0	32.0	1.260	1-17/64



On the first hobby page, I mention the HUGE X-acto No. 89 Toolmaster Cabinet ca. 1945 which I still have and use and show the the original illustration of how it all went together:

X-acto89
(Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image)

Well, I was just (11 Nov 2007) sent an image of the No. 88 Hobby Den Tool Cabinet:

X-acto89
(Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image)

It has a few less tools than the #89, such as the protractor and the stripwood cutter, but also a few others, such as the bench vise.



MAJOR REFERENCE LINK!

Jeff Scherb's great "The Model Train Magazine Index (new URL) - An index to Model Railroad magazines from 1933 to the present", formerly sponsored/hosted by Accurail and now by Kalmbach.

Accurail produces among the finest HO and N freight car models, Kalmbach is one of the two top RR publishers, and Jeff gives us an unparalled access to old articles on models and prototypes; I strongly recommend Jeff's great work to you.

Also, Glenn Whitener has a great models index.


See also the main HOBBY page.


LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

See Copyright Notice on primary home page.



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