|Nicholas Farr||18/07/2019 18:30:07|
2039 forum posts
Hi Andrew, your posts outweigh any derogatory posts aimed at you. Your views an help are respected by very many more people than there are who would put you down. Yes your posts are always informative and interesting and I am another who will miss reading you knowledge and seeing how you achieve results, as has been said, don't let the trolls win.
P. S. In the words of Fagin's song, "Cheerio, but be back soon"
P. P. S. hope you don't find my P. S. derogatory.
Edited By Nicholas Farr on 18/07/2019 18:53:54
|Brian Wood||18/07/2019 18:51:14|
|2056 forum posts|
I too will miss your input. It has given great value, knowledge and experience to the rest of us on the forum and it seems a great pity that some feel it has no place here, based purely upon the scale on which you work.
I do hope you will reconsider and return to us. As others have said, the forum will be a poorer place if not
Kind regards Brian
|Alan Jackson||18/07/2019 19:26:10|
172 forum posts
I will also miss your very interesting posts. Such a shame that narrow minds seem to be so vocal. Enjoy your good efforts, but I will be saddened by not seeing them here.
|Roderick Jenkins||18/07/2019 19:28:56|
1800 forum posts
Well, that's a shame. Please don't be a stranger for too long.
|116 forum posts|
Please don't stay away for long. Remember "sticks and stones ……"
|Ian Skeldon 2||18/07/2019 20:01:49|
|414 forum posts|
I am extremely sad to hear of your decision Andrew, you have been one of the very helpful people that I referred to in the very same thread, your knowledge and willingness to help will be greatly missed by those genuine forum members, hopefully your absence will be short lived. So until your return I wish you well and hope the building of those traction engines continues so that you might share a video of them running.
|343 forum posts|
Andrew, Your posts are always interesting to read, I sincerely hope you will continue, Niko.
952 forum posts
Andrew, It would be a shame to leave because a (very) small minority of others fail to think of the consequences of their posts, or how they may be interpreted by others.
Sad to say, It's not just on this forum, I've seen it increase elsewhere too, but can't really understand why.
All the best
|Phil super7||18/07/2019 20:16:02|
|11 forum posts|
I too will miss your input to the forum, i myself find them very interesting, although i do understand how you must feel. I have been a forum member for quite some time but don't post much as i find people are ridiculed by experts! . Silly me thinking this was a hobby and a forum to exchange ideas and help each other. Come back Soon,
|Neil Wyatt||18/07/2019 20:51:02|
16926 forum posts
I've exchanged messages with Andrew.
It's better that someone takes a break leaving the door open, than they hang around to get wound up even more and storm out slamming the door shut.
I'm convinced the hot sweaty weather combined with the confrontations to be seen in public life wherever you look these days are making us all less easy going.
|Bob Mc||18/07/2019 20:53:09|
|143 forum posts|
Andrew I hope you will reconsider, I can only class myself as an amateur/hobbyist and rely on experienced people as yourself to let us know how a professional tackles some of the problems.... as stated previously I find your input quite interesting and well presented... Its sometimes the case that people say things they don't really mean.
Anyway....best rgds for the future....Bob.
|Chris Bradbury||18/07/2019 21:16:41|
|17 forum posts|
Hi Andrew I can't express how much I will miss your practical and sensible advice. As a newbie to model engineering I need experienced people like yourself and the other knowledgeable people to on here to keep me on the right track. I read the offensive comments that a few, from time to time, put on this site and like many others dismiss them out of hand. As others have said please return soon.
254 forum posts
Thank's for letting us know that, Neil
|Ian Welford||18/07/2019 22:11:54|
|285 forum posts|
I wish you well whatever you decide. Thanks for your input and for explaining things .
|Martin King 2||18/07/2019 22:28:14|
|640 forum posts|
I must add myself to the list of members who are hoping you will reconsider.
I have always enjoyed your posts and learnt much from them.
Come back soon!
|Mark Rand||18/07/2019 23:41:47|
|828 forum posts|
Well, bugger! I guess I ought to leave too. Looking around the shed, the only non (ex-) industrial machine in there is the ML7 that Dad told me was my 10th birthday present (odd how he played with my present more than me in the first few years) and even that's the long bed version with a gearbox.
I missed the deleted posts, but it's obvious, with the best will in the world, that folks making large scale models aren't going to be using Seig machines from Ketan or even Myfords or Boxfords. It's also obvious that some of us (well, me at least) like industrial machines, even if they arrive in the form of rusty basket cases and take years of work to return to the condition they left the factory in.
Yes, we're all jealous of the tools you've got and the progress you are making on the traction engines, and flying an aeroplane when not occupied in the shed as well!
Come back in, shake the snow off your coat, spit on the cat and call the rug a bastard...
|not done it yet||19/07/2019 08:08:53|
|3752 forum posts|
Mark, you make the point that these are all models - and Andrews just happen to be of somewhat larger scale than the, presumably ‘machine-challenged’ individual who was complaining.
I still think the wrong person is contemplating leaving the forum. Put them in the tea room with the 300 ton crankshaft!
|Chris Evans 6||19/07/2019 08:42:36|
|1525 forum posts|
I have been away on holiday so have missed all the posts over the last week. Andrew I respect your decision and will miss your input. I to use large machinery for my motorcycle work and being a retired toolmaker have some knowledge to pass on. Your leaving will be the forum's loss.
|1021 forum posts|
I appreciate that we all need to let off a bit of steam now and again but there is no excuse for making derogatory comments aimed directly at any one individual in an open forum.
Anyone guilty of this should their account locked and spend a month 'in the cooler' to re consider their actions.
I also use large ex industrial machinery, I would never get the big bits of a 6" traction engine on a Seig X3 (although I recon 3 X3's would fit comfortably on the table of my milling machine . Why do people think that hobby machining is restricted to small scale stuff!
Andrew, it's a shame you feel you need to make the decision you have, your contributions will be greatly missed, always interesting, informative and well written. All the best and don't be a stranger for too long.
Edited By Gray on 19/07/2019 08:52:50
|Adrian 2||19/07/2019 09:31:11|
|73 forum posts|
Hello Andrew, I have not seen the post in question, I gather someone is upset because yours is bigger than theirs!
I too have always enjoyed reading your posts and will miss your contributions. You can see from the above responses that you will be very much missed, so please stay.
I hope you will.
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