Don't knock the Rizla/ZigZag measuring tool, I've remanufactured or repaired many parts of full size locos using that particular precision method and they are all still in revenue service !
If NASA had stuck to time honoured engineering practise they wouldn't have screwed up the optics on a $multi zillion space telescope.
Yup Si, that little 'mike' is the real thing. As Comrade Helmut undoudtedly knows, there is a proper way of zeroing and adjusting them but you need the correct tools. Don't hammer the bloody thing, it never did you any harm.
Due to a recent even more dramatic event I have had to give up all railway modelling for now but still look in on FR in a spare minute, I couldn't resist this thread !
You are welcome, Si. Always glad to keep folks away from the telly.
The kitchen remodel has really messed up hobby plans. I am very anxious to get started on the shop rehab. I am really looking forward to playing with the Atlas 618 (branded Craftsman, but it is an Atlas) lathe I have just acquired.
I really wanted the Myford 7, but everybody selling one (very few) wanted three prices and almost all were located on your side of the pond. Getting it here would have cost another small fortune.
That old Brown & Sharp looks like a mighty fine instrument.