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alastairq



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was tongue-in-cheek....however....I think the main difference that time has generated [between us, & them?] is that the influence of the tech is more of a psychological one, compared to the airfix times?

I cannot recall ever coming across airfix kit bullying, for example?

Today's kids seem to have more mental health issues than of yore? Maybe that is because , as a whole, we are more 'aware' of mental health issues, I don't know.

I do recall the feeling of awe when looking at what someone has done, in creating the model....better still, altering & modifying it to be something else? Seeing how a friend altered the simple Airfix Spitfire kit, into the various marks, amazed me...sheer delight.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:


I do recall the feeling of awe when looking at what someone has done, in creating the model....better still, altering & modifying it to be something else? Seeing how a friend altered the simple Airfix Spitfire kit, into the various marks, amazed me...sheer delight.


Absolutely! My admiration, however, is for the (now aged) generation of model Engineers. I occasionally look back through my collection of "model engineer" and toy with the idea of building, say, a steam engine from scratch. I will inevitably become despondent that I don't really have the skills or the expensive equipment to finish such a project.
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere I have the LBSCR manual for a Titch......
I could never get my head around Walschaerts valve gear until I read how to do it in the manual....
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Ford Mustang coupe, 1967, 6 cylinder auto.
Fiat 126 BIS
Cannon special [1996 registered. Built in 1950's]
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Ford Pop chassis, Ashley 1172 bodyshell, in pieces.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Somewhere I have the LBSCR manual for a Titch......
I could never get my head around Walschaerts valve gear until I read how to do it in the manual....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkO_5WxASAE

For kids of ALL ages. Very Happy
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Miken



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
alastairq wrote:
Somewhere I have the LBSCR manual for a Titch......
I could never get my head around Walschaerts valve gear until I read how to do it in the manual....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkO_5WxASAE

For kids of ALL ages. Very Happy


Actually , the Titch shown in the photo does not have Walshearts valve gear it is fitted with loose (or slip) eccentric valve gear. Which is a lot simpler to make
in model sizes and much cheaper to make when fitted to full sized engines as there are a lot less moving parts.
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason, I cannot view the photo...I have the same issue with imgur.....despite my having removed all the blocks imposed by my isp.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all like tech when it works but in my experience there is far to much reliance on the stuff.

... I expect the Victorians said the same about the horseless carriage. Surprised
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