Planning still underway with the inn, I decided to try to make an actual (rough) scale floor plan with my new Linka ruler.
This made it easy as one of the edges of the ruler (top edge in the picture) has an "00" 1/76 - 4mm = 1 foot
gauge on it.
So after measuring the moulds with the Linka ruler I noted each full tile is 9 feet wide ("9" mark on the ruler) or 36mm in real terms, and each half width tile is 4.5 feet wide (4.5 on the ruler) or 18mm in real terms.
On the ruler this equates to 1 tile = 9 / 2 tiles = 18 / 3 tiles = 27 etc.
This works out at a total width of 288mm wide (8 tiles X 36mm = 288mm or 28.8cms) and a total depth of 108mm (3 tiles X 36mm = 108mm or 10.8cms)
Or so says the maths. My biggest Linka building yet!
I used the "9" mark on the ruler and drew 2 grids (one for each floor) of 9x9's and some lines for the half width tiles using the 4.5 mark on the ruler.
I also moved a couple of window tiles along by a half width tile so the next tile to them will become a full stone wall tile rather than 2 half width stone tiles either side of the window tiles, making building easier. I then marked where all the doors and windows will be on each floor.
The top plan is the ground floor and the bottom plan is the 1st (upper) floor.HT GAP
= Half width stone tileHT GAP (Half Height)
= Half width AND
(cut down) Half height stone tile
On the bottom "1st floor" plan, I have also shown the roof section which will rise from the ground floor.
And just to show the scale in real terms.... with obligatory 00 grounded van and various rulers I used.
I've started gluing some of the plain stone wall tiles together in 2's and 3's where they fit into the plan but only full tiles, no half tiles, so the plan to move the windows over by half a tile here and there won't affect what I've made up so far.
I'm not going to make up any more tiles yet until the other mould I need arrives but it's a start.