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br12/01/2021 11:18:18
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I quote Tony Wright 1 from a previous post :-

Its great to see someone showing models on the site ! Instead of the usual boring subjects .

After all it's called model engineering ! Not what lathe etc should I buy .

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I sympathise with the above observation by Tony.

How about it members.?

br

 

 

Edited By br on 12/01/2021 11:30:52

roy entwistle12/01/2021 11:23:31
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br Where are your pictures ? you don't appear to have an album

Roy

Colin Heseltine12/01/2021 11:24:59
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Br,

If you want comments we need to see the pictures. I've just tried to view your Sirius image you posted, but it comes up with a Not Found message.

Colin

br12/01/2021 11:30:12
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I do not know where the album has gone It was there

Will edit original post to make more sense and start again by making a new album

br

 

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Edited By br on 12/01/2021 11:33:12

Edited By br on 12/01/2021 11:33:42

SillyOldDuffer12/01/2021 12:06:12
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I'm all for pictures of models in the narrow sense i.e. of miniature copies of real machines but my definition of 'model' is much wider. Engineering models rather than model railways, toy soldiers, and baby traction engines, lovely though they all are.

To me a model is anything that represents the structure and/or behaviour of the real world. Models can be diagrams, words, numbers, formulae, symbols, graphs, 2D plans, and computer programs just as effectively as a physical build. Modelling includes ideas and concepts, verbal descriptions of mechanisms, chemical formula, and music. Einstein's Theory of Relativity is a Model, and so is Ohms Law.

I also accept 'Model Engineering' in the sense of being exemplary, worthy, and so good it has to be imitated. Again this applies widely, for example to Clockmaking and Restoring Vintage Cars, not just to Cathedrals made of matchsticks and Dolls House furniture.

Modelling is a Broad Church - why not enjoy it all?

Dave

 

 

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 12/01/2021 12:06:33

br12/01/2021 12:22:53
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Baby traction engine ?

I have a 3/4 scale Allchin which is a copy of the real machine so is this ok ?

br

Dave Wootton12/01/2021 12:45:11
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Hi All

I've got all brave and posted a bit of a build log on my 2 1/2" gauge loco rebuild, with some rather jumbled pictures, hopefully this may encourage others, I like to see all types of construction threads, even ones I probably wouldn't build, we can learn so much from other disciplines.

looking forward to seeing some more pictures.

Dave

br12/01/2021 12:51:25
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Dave

Thanks for posting and keep them coming please

Nice to see a loco from across the pond

br

SillyOldDuffer12/01/2021 13:06:36
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Posted by br on 12/01/2021 12:22:53:

Baby traction engine ?

I have a 3/4 scale Allchin which is a copy of the real machine so is this ok ?

br

More than OK! But how much does it weigh compared with full-size? Surely it's a 'Baby' in the tonnage stakes?

Trouble with setting rules about what is or isn't a 'model' is a 3/4 scale Allchin might not qualify. A purist could argue it's big enough to do real work, and is therefore a small full-size engine, not a model.

I disagree with the narrow view. I think it's well within the scope of this forum, ME and MEW. I always have a good drool over Traction Engines at exhibitions however big or small they are. Wonderful beasts!

Dave

br12/01/2021 13:19:10
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I'm all for pictures of models in the narrow sense

Dave = this is what you said previously.

In your last post you say as below :-

I disagree with the narrow view

Totally confused now, probably because my dementia is getting worse as time passes.

Br

Phil P12/01/2021 14:01:49
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Br

Is your model Allchin actually 3/4 scale, or is it really 3/4" to the foot ? or 1/16 scale ?
Cherry Hill made a superb 1/16 scale version many years ago.

Phil

Edited By Phil P on 12/01/2021 14:03:41

br12/01/2021 14:10:17
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Ah, I see what you mean -- brain engaged. Dementia not so bad today, having a better one.

3/4 scale wouldbe 3/4 of full size, so 9 inches to the foot ?

Mine is 3/4 inch to the foot , the same as Cherry's, but nowhere as good.

The book on her models I treasure.

br

br12/01/2021 14:10:17
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Hope that explains it properly.

br

Edited By br on 12/01/2021 14:11:21

IanT12/01/2021 14:42:33
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"the same as Cherry's, but nowhere as good."

Very few peoples are... including mine! crying

IanT

SillyOldDuffer12/01/2021 14:47:20
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Posted by br on 12/01/2021 13:19:10:

I'm all for pictures of models in the narrow sense

Dave = this is what you said previously.

In your last post you say as below :-

I disagree with the narrow view

Totally confused now, probably because my dementia is getting worse as time passes.

Br

I know the feeling.

I'm saying the narrow view is one that clamps down on what's considered a model on this forum. A few think Model Engineering is all about scale steam locomotives; I think they're wrong.

I'm interested in engineering models in the broadest sense, not just miniatures. In my book model railways are great, but so is fixing a 20 ton diesel shunter on a heritage railway.

Bring it all on, scale traction engines, model collieries, clocks, chemistry, astronomy, signalling, paintwork, electronics, forging, welding, whatever. If it involves making I'm up for it.

Apologies for misunderstanding your Allchin was 3/4 scale rather than 3/4". A 3/4" Allchin is definitely a model! Such is the range of expertise here I was quite prepared to believe your engine was big enough to fill a garage.

smiley

Dave

br12/01/2021 15:03:05
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Dave

Thanks reply.

My fault for getting scale wrong -- not yours

Takes a while for the penny to drop sometimes.

Good days, bad days, I would not wish it on anybody but c'est la vie.

br

Meunier12/01/2021 21:10:16
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One of the most interesting construction series I have seen for years followed the construction of a bridge model.
Memory falls down on the job yet again but think it was a creek/river bridge, maybe Australian ?
I was well impressed.
DaveD

Michael Gilligan12/01/2021 21:23:49
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Posted by Meunier on 12/01/2021 21:10:16:

One of the most interesting construction series I have seen for years followed the construction of a bridge model.
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Allow me, Dave : **LINK**

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=132611&p=1

... I too was fascinated

MichaelG.

Colin Heseltine12/01/2021 21:26:55
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I must admit I also was fascinated by that model and the work that went into it.

Colin

Oily Rag12/01/2021 22:15:20
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My mum stopped me looking at pictures of models when I was 14!

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