Re: Lights out at the "Pub"

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Brian and list members,

Brian of course makes a good point that I neglected to mention. I scan all the paper resources I think I will need for a given project in a way that they will be available to me electronically.  Once that initial work is done, the tablet computer or smartphone really shines. I can also use the tablet to keep ongoing construction notes while at the workbench as I work on the project. The only paper on my workbench is the scale drawing reduced to full size in my chosen scale.

Claus Schlund

-------- Original message --------
From: "BRIAN PAUL EHNI bpehni@... [STMFC]"
Date:08/25/2014 1:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Fwd: Lights out at the "Pub"

I scan relevant pages and store on my computer. I can them access them
easily when needed.


Brian Ehni

From:  STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To:  STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date:  Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM
To:  STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject:  Re: [STMFC] Re: Fwd: Lights out at the "Pub"


Hi Chuck and list members,

Isn't that what tablet computers are for? Seriously, the only case I have
found anymore where paper copies are useful at the workbench is for drawings
that have been reduced to scale size - that way you can hold the model next
to the drawing to assess your model.

Otherwise, a tablet or even smartphone is superior IMHO - takes less room,
is more versatile.

Claus Schlund

-------- Original message --------
Date:08/25/2014  11:05 AM  (GMT-05:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Fwd: Lights out at the "Pub"

    It's also a lot easier to have that paper copy at the workbench while
building that steam era freight car.
Chuck Hladik

In a message dated 8/25/2014 10:21:05 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
STMFC@... writes:

> It's hard to believe but I think it has been a decade and a half since I
> read the first rant from a magazine editor warning of the evils of "the
> internet". IRRC that was the first magazine to pull the plug.
> I  wrote a rebuttal back then... it's all old news but it was clear to me
> that even 15 years ago, the printed magazines were scrambling to hold on  to
> their relevancy, and apparently that included discrediting other  sources of
> information.
> Which is pretty fascinating - as recently  as 2014, a major manufacturer put
> out a product based on mediocre drawings  published more than 35 years ago -
> the third manufacturer to do so - when  this particular item is so well
> documented you could probably find out the  wire gauge and tension force of
> the toilet paper holder retainer  spring.
> I think before the mid 1990s, the hobby press enjoyed an elite
> status. Once published, it had to be true. Corrections never received the
> hype of the original cover story, nor would anyone have paid attention  even
> if they did. Once the barn doors were open, and the e-waves filled up  with
> the unwashed masses rubbing elbows with the same elitists that wrote  the
> articles, came the realization that everyone is human, and anyone can  make
> mistakes. And that the best way to get at the truth is to sift  through it
> all, and never limit your fact finding to a single anointed  source.
> I've enjoyed all the magazines over the years. I grew up with  them, and
> often late at night my dreams were fueled by articles published  before I
> was born, from my dad's stack of musty old issues of MR, RMC and  Model
> Trains (remember them?). But in terms of prototype modeling there's  no
> putting the genie back in the bottle and I wouldn't even if I could. I
> really don't know where paper press is headed, and it's not my problem to
> solve. Personally, I prefer paper. While I like the concept of MRH and
> acknowledge its growth guess what... I don't read it! In fact, I rarely
> read anything on line that is more than a page. I don't own a kindle or
> anything like it either. I still was buying hobby magazines right up until
> their last day.
> Andy


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Posted by: BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...>


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