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not done it yet22/02/2020 15:37:28
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I am inspired by things that I could aspire to, given the time, opportunity and funds available.

Enthusiasm wanes if any one of those three are impossible to accommodate.

I might envy or admire other’s work, but an achievable target, and need, is required to follow in the footsteps of those previous inventors, designers or makers.

Old School22/02/2020 15:46:15
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Speed is my inspiration all my life I have built models that are fast, currently I hold five British records and one world record. I am still building and racing them.

Bill Chugg22/02/2020 15:54:45
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As NDIY says but I would add ability.

Try as I might I have been unable to make items in metal that I can look at and say I am pleased with that.

So with time not on my side I have hit it all on the head to concentrate on my stained glass panels, windows, etc which I do not have a problem with.


Michael Gilligan23/02/2020 08:28:04
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The CIA inspires me !! ... **LINK**

But, nature inspires me and them



Direct link to the Black Vault page:

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 23/02/2020 08:40:51

vic francis24/02/2020 09:38:52
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Posted by Mike Poole on 21/02/2020 19:07:31:

I keep mulling over whether to have a go at making a Triumph trident T150 engine, I have the full size version so a ready source of information.


Hi Mike, thats a great idea, ! I have seen some great models of bike engines and motorcycles as well.. Bert Whites 1.3. Blackburn as serialised, and others... or a later motomartin perhaps? Or les Worthington made a bsa gold think it was 1:4 scale or 1/3 if you want some info!

Oh some nice uncomplicated! vee engine/ single appeared in me in the 90’s (Mr Wheeler) , and I am sure i did see a Tr 150? In a old me issue...oh just remembered a suzuki gs 550 !

Kind regards


magpie24/02/2020 10:44:33
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Many years ago a countdown device for the start of TV programs inspired me to build my Fibre Optic Clock. At the time of seeing the device, I had neither the time, or equipment to enable me to build the clock, and over the years the idea of just how I would go about making it changed many times. It took about 40 years before I finally got the time and equipment to make a start. As the thing was made almost entirely from scrap, it then took about 4 years to complete, because I often had to wait for the right size lumps of brass to arrive at the scrapyard. The end results can be found in the clock section.


Baz25/02/2020 13:20:47
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Model Engineering wise the things that inspire me most are the beautiful models built by Cherry Hill.

Johnboy2525/02/2020 15:19:11
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What inspires me - seeing a highly detailed model in a working condition. Watch & clock makers come close too. I take my hat off to them...

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