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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Guys;

Another thing that played into what things look like now for PRR fans (a Society magazine in print containing no modeling, and one digital e-zine that interfaces historical with modeling) was discussions I had with Hundman and other publishers who had a very fixed paradigm: the fewer pages on one subject, the better. This included tiny little b&W images that showed almost nothing. One experience with THAT was as much as I needed. If you can't see the subject, how can you maximize your information passing to readers? Words are fine, but a BIG picture IS worth a thousand words.

And it turns out, there was an audience for updated subjects; example: first, Sunshine Uni-body kit for PRR X29B, then, kit-bash of newly-available Branchline 40-foot box car to PRR X29B, and finally F&C X29B. Choose your subject!

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 2:07 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [STMFC] Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling (UNCLASSIFIED)



At 05:55 PM 8/25/2014 +0000, you wrote:
the ability to revise ANY document whenever we wanted
I don't think you could overstate the hugeness of this one point. Our
closets and library shelves are filled with errors that will never be
corrected. If your resource is dynamic and on line, once it's corrected
the next guy who looks at it is going to get the corrected version.

As opposed to manufacturers who STILL are making the same mistake copying a
52 year old piece of EMD sales literature.

Andy





Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?

 

The ALPS¹s ability to print white was just one positive aspect; the ability
to print real metallic gold and silver were others.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?







IIRC, at least on of them printed decals on ALPS printers. Lack of drivers
for current OSs and the discontinuance of supplies by ALPS may have figured
into the business plan of these companies. ALPS announced withdrawl of their
last model (MD-5000) on 31. May 2010 (that is, the announcement was earlier,
but the printer was withdrawn from the market on that date). Supplies will
be withdrawn on 31. May 2015 - less than a year from now.

When your livelihood depends on obsolete equipment and deminishing supplies
of raw materials, there's little hope for continued prosperity.

We are about 10 years overdue for a replacement of those old ALPS printers,
and there is little interest in white inkjet ink. However, there is hope:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/45423-white-inkjet-print
ing-on-clear-decal/

However, the project seem to have mired in patent issues as of 2013. This
was specific to certain Epson printers (an Epson SX-115 was the test mule).
I'm certain this was because some printers use dyes rather than pigment in
their ink, and I'm not sure what the SX-115 uses. There are frequent
questions about the usee on Canon printers, but the answer has been (a) no,
it's for specific Epson printers only, and (b) the original poster is not at
liberty to discuss details about the white ink. If you search that forum,
you'll learn all I know about it. I can't find anything anywhere else on the
possibility of inkjet or laserprinting white on clear decal film.

Like 3D printing, the issue is far greater than just us STMFC modelers, but
time is running out for those printing on ALPS printers.

Respectfully,
------------------------
Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 8/24/14, 'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC]
<STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4:03 PM












Yep and equally distressing
on the same page the announcement that owner Ron Roberts of
Rail Graphics is planning to retire. Ron prints a lot of
decals for those small independent decal creators. I know he
does the M&StL decals for KJ¹s Trains. Doug Hardingwww.iowacentralrr.org










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Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?

 

At one time there was discussion on using white toner in OKI laser color
printers.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?







IIRC, at least on of them printed decals on ALPS printers. Lack of drivers
for current OSs and the discontinuance of supplies by ALPS may have figured
into the business plan of these companies. ALPS announced withdrawl of their
last model (MD-5000) on 31. May 2010 (that is, the announcement was earlier,
but the printer was withdrawn from the market on that date). Supplies will
be withdrawn on 31. May 2015 - less than a year from now.

When your livelihood depends on obsolete equipment and deminishing supplies
of raw materials, there's little hope for continued prosperity.

We are about 10 years overdue for a replacement of those old ALPS printers,
and there is little interest in white inkjet ink. However, there is hope:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/45423-white-inkjet-print
ing-on-clear-decal/

However, the project seem to have mired in patent issues as of 2013. This
was specific to certain Epson printers (an Epson SX-115 was the test mule).
I'm certain this was because some printers use dyes rather than pigment in
their ink, and I'm not sure what the SX-115 uses. There are frequent
questions about the usee on Canon printers, but the answer has been (a) no,
it's for specific Epson printers only, and (b) the original poster is not at
liberty to discuss details about the white ink. If you search that forum,
you'll learn all I know about it. I can't find anything anywhere else on the
possibility of inkjet or laserprinting white on clear decal film.

Like 3D printing, the issue is far greater than just us STMFC modelers, but
time is running out for those printing on ALPS printers.

Respectfully,
------------------------
Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 8/24/14, 'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC]
<STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4:03 PM












Yep and equally distressing
on the same page the announcement that owner Ron Roberts of
Rail Graphics is planning to retire. Ron prints a lot of
decals for those small independent decal creators. I know he
does the M&StL decals for KJ¹s Trains. Doug Hardingwww.iowacentralrr.org










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Tank cars for wine

Tony Thompson
 

I've just posted a new write-up on my blog about prototype and model wine tank cars, including a link to a sale price on some Ready-to-Run model wine cars. If you're interested, you can read it at this link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2014/08/wine-tank-cars.html

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling (UNCLASSIFIED)

Andy Harman
 

At 05:55 PM 8/25/2014 +0000, you wrote:
the ability to revise ANY document whenever we wanted
I don't think you could overstate the hugeness of this one point. Our closets and library shelves are filled with errors that will never be corrected. If your resource is dynamic and on line, once it's corrected the next guy who looks at it is going to get the corrected version.

As opposed to manufacturers who STILL are making the same mistake copying a 52 year old piece of EMD sales literature.

Andy


Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?

arved_grass
 

IIRC, at least on of them printed decals on ALPS printers. Lack of drivers for current OSs and the discontinuance of supplies by ALPS may have figured into the business plan of these companies. ALPS announced withdrawl of their last model (MD-5000) on 31. May 2010 (that is, the announcement was earlier, but the printer was withdrawn from the market on that date). Supplies will be withdrawn on 31. May 2015 - less than a year from now.

When your livelihood depends on obsolete equipment and deminishing supplies of raw materials, there's little hope for continued prosperity.

We are about 10 years overdue for a replacement of those old ALPS printers, and there is little interest in white inkjet ink. However, there is hope:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/45423-white-inkjet-printing-on-clear-decal/

However, the project seem to have mired in patent issues as of 2013. This was specific to certain Epson printers (an Epson SX-115 was the test mule). I'm certain this was because some printers use dyes rather than pigment in their ink, and I'm not sure what the SX-115 uses. There are frequent questions about the usee on Canon printers, but the answer has been (a) no, it's for specific Epson printers only, and (b) the original poster is not at liberty to discuss details about the white ink. If you search that forum, you'll learn all I know about it. I can't find anything anywhere else on the possibility of inkjet or laserprinting white on clear decal film.

Like 3D printing, the issue is far greater than just us STMFC modelers, but time is running out for those printing on ALPS printers.

Respectfully,
------------------------
Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 8/24/14, 'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4:03 PM


 









Yep and equally distressing
on the same page the announcement that owner Ron Roberts of
Rail Graphics is planning to retire. Ron prints a lot of
decals for those small independent decal creators. I know he
does the M&StL decals for KJ’s Trains.  Doug Hardingwww.iowacentralrr.org
 









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Re: white ink capability [was: The final word on...]

Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
 

At 10:35 AM 8/25/2014, Andy Harman [STMFC] wrote:
<snip> In the 15 years(?) since the demise of ALPS, I'm astonished no other
printer manufacturer has stepped up with white ink capability.
Oh they have... but not at the DIY price-point of the ALPS.
e.g. http://www.rolanddga.com/products/printcut/versavsi/ (with -8- Ink cartridges!!!)

The only way out seems to be that this type of specialist 2D printing would follow the 3D model;
A service bureau set-up.. where you upload a vector file (and money...) and your decals come in the mail.
It's the same model companies like VistaPrint http://www.vistaprint.com/ use for business cards...

If my math is correct; At an SLP of $50 per 8.5x11 sheet from a service..
you would need more than 15 full sheets to exceed the cost of a newish ALPS on eBay...
assuming you get the one where the print head survives.
That is a LOT of lettering...


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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Guys;

Having been in both arenas; modeling articles and prototype books, I would add there was an AWFUL lot of discussion on the topic of "relevancy" and "shelf life" when we started talking "The Keystone Modeler". The biggest reasons we went digital at that time was: no printing charges; the ability to revise ANY document whenever we wanted, and most important to me: no limits to what I wanted to say or show readers, esp how big I could print photos.

Since there were no "go bys" at that time, we asked a lot of questions of potential readership, and the things we considered essential turned out to be:

Solid historical background

Modeling options available at time of publication (recognizing we could come back and revisit any subject)

Paint and lettering, including dates

Appearance over time

All of these are valuable aspects that can be timeless, whereas the availability of kits...well, you know...

Elden Gatwood



Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: Lights out at the "Pub"

Andy Harman
 

At 11:05 AM 8/25/2014 -0400, you wrote:
It's also a lot easier to have that paper copy at the workbench while building that steam era freight car.
I end up using both. After several lesser experiments, I put a full size desktop computer with a large monitor on my train shop bench. I use it a lot, but - you can't lay styrene on your computer screen and cut it to length either. So I still use paper a lot.

Andy


What is?????

raymondstern1@...
 

What is this about? Appeared four times in Digest 8944 and on several days previously
and generally appears after a post or copy of a post by cepropst. It does not appear
to have any value, takes up a lot of space, and for me at least, is irritating. What am I
missing?

Raymond Stern
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Re: Responding personally to a post

Andy Harman
 

At 05:37 PM 8/24/2014 -0400, you wrote:
Yeah Look at the bottom of the post and you'll see the senders address and you simply need to reply and replace the "list" address with the senders... problem solved
If you're using a real mail program. If you're using the web interface... dunno. I hate the web IF and haven't used it for years.

Andy


Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?

Andy Harman
 

At 05:06 PM 8/24/2014 -0400, you wrote:
How IRONIC that 3D printing advancements are making virtually any
freight car you want available while lettering is fast becoming a
very scarce commodity!
Yep. I was at the local computer superstore a couple weeks ago, and they had a bunch of 3d printers for sale, from $500 on up to $3500. None of them anywhere near fine enough for HO scale modeling, but it's just a matter of time. I am going to have to learn a 3D cad program like it or not. As a programmer I am one of the world's worst software users.... I can't do more than three clicks without screaming insults at the programmer who wrote a thing. But if it means at some point I can shoot out my own one-off detail parts, I will just have to force myself and maybe start stashing chill pills.

promise to create medicines that work with only ONE person (based on your own
DNA) but will be safe, completely effective and presently can be manufactured for
less than $1,000 for a life saving treatment. The virus structures are 3-D printed
and can't even be seen without an extremely powerful microscope!
I have a 12 year old nephew who is blind in one eye, almost blind in the other eye, due to a genetic degenerative disease. I forget what it's called. I've predicted that within my lifetime, Grayson will be able to see better than me, and it will be affordable. Just print him up some new retinas, schedule the installation and off we go.

Andy


Re: Lights out at the "Pub"

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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.

Thanks!
--

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 --------
From: "RUTLANDRS@... [STMFC]"
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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Re: The final word on Gerry Glow?

Andy Harman
 

At 03:03 PM 8/24/2014 -0500, you wrote:
Yep and equally distressing on the same page the announcement that owner Ron Roberts of Rail Graphics is planning to retire. Ron prints a lot of decals for those small independent decal creators. I know he does the M&StL decals for KJ s Trains.
Ouch. I've been buying and seeking a lot of those indie decal sheets lately, particularly Mark Vaughn and another guy who was selling a lot of different sets at St. Louis last year. If they're using Rail Graphics, hopefully they can find someone else.

In the 15 years(?) since the demise of ALPS, I'm astonished no other printer manufacturer has stepped up with white ink capability. I've heard various experiments of putting white ink into black cartridges and basically tricking the printer, but I have no ability to do that. So many of the decals I need are one shot - reporting marks for a single car, data and dates... I'm either fudging the lettering or forced to cut out a numeral that is about 2 millimeters square and paste it into a string of them and hope they don't all float away when I try to set them. I really need my own printer if I'm ever going to become a decent freight car modeler for my era.

Andy


Re: details (was Lights out at the "Pub")

Andy Harman
 

At 12:03 PM 8/24/2014 -0700, you wrote:
eventually bailed, and would be unlikely ever to join a club again. That plus the fact that some of us members actually worked on the layout, others only were interested in running trains, period. The disparity in effort was a little tiresome too.
I was involved in a modular group for some years off and on. It had fairly loose standards and virtually no standards in terms of continuity or any minimum level of detail. That was ok with me, the club's main purpose was to give guys who didn't have layouts an opportunity to run their stuff. And that described me at the time. In particular, I wanted to run full length passenger trains, which didn't fit my 4x8 in my 2-bedroom apartment. Unfortunately the "run bosses" of this group, who basically were adult versions of the kids who didn't get to be hall monitors back in junior high, were obsessed with continuous running and didn't allow for any "debug time" when you set up. Long cars with Kadees tend to have problems with roller coaster joints between modules, and they simply didn't tolerate any fiddling.

One guy used Walthers Goo to glue the couplers together on his AHM passenger cars. Another guy - who never built his own layout - displayed a brass locomotive on his module for years and years. It was banned after one trip around the layout, and he had no opportunity to tinker or do even the most basic tuning. And he was ok with that. I had enough of it after just a few shows. That club became obsessed with winning the popular vote / peoples choice award at every show and did some rather psychotic stuff - like setting up in a figure eight with supposedly electronic sensors to prevent T-boning. It didn't.

Kato track on the floor was a big improvement in my life.

Andy


Re: RPC Volume 3

Andy Harman
 

At 01:44 PM 8/24/2014 -0500, you wrote:
RPC Volume 3 is the only volume not in my collection. Two years ago I bid on an eBay offering for Volumes 1-3, and I quit bidding at $120. In May 2013, Volume 3 alone sold at auction for $161.50. I'm not about to pay that kind of money, even for the sake of having a complete collection. If anybody out there has a duplicate Volume 3 at a sane price, please contact me OFF LIST.
I am missing quite a few RPCycs and unfortunately I never remember which ones when I come across some for sale.

Kind of surprising that #1 is now considered valuable. Seems like more of #1 were printed than any subsequent volumes and they were being given away like candy at some RPM meets. I know I have more than one. I guess I know what to roll out on ebay next time around :-)

Andy


Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

l have built 4 SC&F SP Harriman headend cars and found them good and also found Jon Cagle to be helpful, l have 2 more to build when l get some spare time.
Paul Doggett 
England 


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"Arved Grass arved_grass@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Not quite one peice. See previous post.

I need a lot of these cars for a "Coast Mail." They certainly are a lot easier to get than the old Ken Kidder cars, more accurate, but I think the rivet detail is a bit course (not as bad as MDC, but not as good as Archer Transfers).

A lot of "die-hard" modelers are still afraid of resin kits. My experience with the SC&F Harrimans has done little to encourage me. I've also noted that some accomplished modelers have their resin kits assembled professionally, which seems to further tarnish the reputation of how easy resin kits are to assemble. When I contacted SC&F with questions about fitting the doors, I was refered to Mike Brock, here, and a professional model builder.

I've got a couple F&C kits and a WrightTrak C-40-1 caboose kit waiting in my stash, but I'm not going to try those until I can get some experience with the SC&F kits.
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Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Sun, 8/24/14, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:41 PM


 













yep. I recall how amazed I was when Southern Car &
Foundry came out
with

his magnificent Harriman cars, and then learning how few
were sold
(even

though they were fantastically perfect 1-piece bodies) even
to
supposedly

die-hard SP modelers.


I guess we're all 1 percenters! :-)







Clark
has nailed this one.

Take a look at Ebay. There are almost 1/2 million items
listed in the
model train section, of all scales and interests. How many
resin kits are
listed?

I've always maintained that we the self described
prototype modelers are
a tiny percentage of the masses who fiddle with model
trains.

You want more stuff? Get more people to buy it.


Pierre Oliver












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Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling

Andy Harman
 

At 06:34 PM 8/24/2014 +0000, you wrote:
the modeling is pretty dated at this point (and in fact, some was dated the day the book was published!
I recently found my name via search, intentional mis-spelling, and burning ears on a forum that I no longer participate in. The poster said my article (from 1999) was now "just a footnote in history" due to the release of a new model. Of course it's true, but I doubt if anybody actually built the thing I built using my techniques at the time anyway. But maybe somebody got some ideas to build something else. And the new model is actually better than the one I spent ~18 months building, which is very gratifying - the manufacturer really did their homework. And at the same time, the new RTR model does NOT make mine look sick either. I can line them up and it's pretty difficult to find any differences.

15 years of "relevancy" for a single modeling article probably isn't a record - there's one from 31 years ago that is still highly relevant due to half a dozen manufacturers completely failing to do better, but that may come to an end in the next 12 months. Anyway, none of this is a reason not to build a model or write an article. No regrets whatsoever. The main thing is I built something that was but a dream at the time, with the ego incentive and encouragement from Bill Schaumburg. Got a lot of mileage out of it, and probably will continue as my model runs with its four younger brothers on my present and future layout.

Andy


Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling

Paul Koehler
 

Andy:

 

Well Stated.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 10:02 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling

 

 

At 10:03 AM 8/24/2014 -0500, you wrote:
>Now which would had served the readers better, how to assemble another
>resin kit, or how to bring the Ribside Cars model as close to his standard
>as he could?

Well he made his call, as I would have. The whole concept of "service" is
slippery to begin with. Most of us do what we want and need, to our own
standards. If we document and submit it, maybe it becomes an article. But
I'm not going to be influenced in writing an article, to compensate for a
poor but available product if I have something better to work with.

Andy


Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling

Andy Harman
 

At 10:03 AM 8/24/2014 -0500, you wrote:
Now which would had served the readers better, how to assemble another resin kit, or how to bring the Ribside Cars model as close to his standard as he could?
Well he made his call, as I would have. The whole concept of "service" is slippery to begin with. Most of us do what we want and need, to our own standards. If we document and submit it, maybe it becomes an article. But I'm not going to be influenced in writing an article, to compensate for a poor but available product if I have something better to work with.

Andy

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