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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 3:26pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Coming soon (24.99):





I don't even remember this. 

I wonder how long the collection will continue.

And what on earth is 200mm? (I know, but I can't visualise it).


Edited by Robbie Parry on 22 October 2018 at 3:29pm
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 5:28pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Either my math is way off, or they mean cm.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 5:43pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Damn, I hate metric measurements. What is wrong with miles, pints, pounds and ounces? Can't we all use them?

Here's to imperial measurements. Always.

Yes, I found a ruler - they do mean cm. 
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Michael Casselman
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 6:04pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

You don't remember ST III-VI, Robbie? 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 6:32pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I've seen them, Michael, but, hey, I've seen a lot of films (and am no longer a spring chicken). Can't say it rung a bell at first. ;-)
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 1:55am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Sadly I can verify that they actually do mean 200mm. As I was attending the Star Trek Destinations show at the weekend and at the Eaglemoss stall they had one to show off in the display cabinet. (Just not for sale though yet.)

I wish it were 200cm. As at 2m that would make it much closer match in scale to the little Enterprise models. Of course it would multiply the price substantially too!
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 1:58am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

That's the spacedock from the movies - though I don't
remember the ball at the base.
As for the size, they must mean MM.It's surely not 2
METERS tall!?!?

--edit: Jason just beat me to it!--

Edited by Jim Muir on 23 October 2018 at 1:59am
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Ron Goad
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 9:05pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Come on folks - 200 mm is just under 8 inches. It's fairly tall (it has to be somewhat affordable, after all).
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

As a Physics and Math teacher, I am appalled by the lack of knowledge of SI units in this forum.

 Robbie Parry wrote:
Damn, I hate metric measurements. What is wrong with miles, pints, pounds and ounces? Can't we all use them?

The entire world does not agree with you. :)

They used 200mm in order to have lots of zeros in the length. 200mm is 20 cm. They should have used m instead to make it more impressive.

"This model is approx. 200000 m long!"
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 5:29am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Neil, it's just about how I do things on a daily basis. ;-)

I rarely drink alcohol because of my job, but when I do, I ask for a pint of Foster's lager or Guinness. I'd be surprised if a Brit went into a bar and said, "Can I have so many millilitres of ale, please?"

If someone asks for directions/distance (walking), I'll pop out of my window and say something like, "It's 3 miles south of here." 

When I worked in the civil service, one task involved mailroom duties. I would mention the weight of a sack or parcel in "pounds and ounces".

More power to those who want to use metric, but I grew up with imperial. And metric is too abstract to me. 
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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

"What is wrong with miles, pints, pounds and ounces?"
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They are extremely difficult to convert into other units when needed for calculations. Eg., how many feet are in a mile? But metric makes unit conversions easy.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Peter, are you on WhatsApp or Skype? You can coach me. Does three hours sound okay? ;-)
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