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Say It Ain't So Joe
« on: January 04, 2017, 11:38:38 AM »
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HO modelers need to read what N scalers are doing
Mon, 2017-01-02 14:15 — joef
Actually, one of my favorite things to do is to read articles in the two N scale magazines to see what those guys are doing. Even though I don't model in N myself, I find much of what the N scale guys are doing is quite innovative - and applies to HO as well.

The N scalers are some of the greatest innovators in the hobby right now. So I'm not about to bash one of my best sources for ideas ... and any HO modelers who aren't reading what the N scalers are doing are missing out!

Okay, so maybe that's not cutesy humorous, but it's true!

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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 11:41:07 AM »
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Joe is planning to deconstruct his Siskiyou layout soon and rebuild a new Siskiyou layout in a modular format.
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 11:45:07 AM »
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Yea, in N scale!! :D
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 12:01:21 PM »
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I have a problem with scale centric modelers as they seem to be ignoring a lot of really fine modeling much it adaptable to other scales.But then again I am a multi-scaler (Z-N-HO)and have been since 2008. :D
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 12:12:21 PM »
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Joe is planning to deconstruct his Siskiyou layout soon and rebuild a new Siskiyou layout in a modular format.

Really?!  Where's more documentation on that, on his MRH Hobbyist website forums?
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 12:54:10 PM »
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Really?!  Where's more documentation on that, on his MRH Hobbyist website forums?


January issue of MRH.
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 01:17:35 PM »
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I have a problem with scale centric modelers as they seem to be ignoring a lot of really fine modeling much it adaptable to other scales.

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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 01:20:48 PM »
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I have a problem with scale centric modelers as they seem to be ignoring a lot of really fine modeling much it adaptable to other scales.But then again I am a multi-scaler (Z-N-HO)and have been since 2008. :D

One of the reasons I try to write more for the general multi-scale magazines than for the scale-specific ones,
even though I certainly have nothing against them.

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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2017, 02:57:16 PM »
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Yea, in N scale!! :D
Otto K.

You guys know I was kidding, right?
But he did give N scale and N scalers nice kudos....
Or maybe he's looking for N scale contributors, flattery works :D
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 03:11:26 PM »
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I've only done model railroading in N and HO, but built models of one sort or another in a host of scales.  I spent much of my life designing and building sets in the theater- which is often just a very large scale model (you usually build or sketch a small version first, so everyone knows what it will look like finished- so you end up with 2 models, one half inch to the foot scale and the other 1:1 scale.  For that matter, working on my house is just modeling in full scale (I worry more about whether the plumbing works, but find the electrical is usually simpler than N).  The local full scale model railroad is about 200 yards north of the house, and runs to the local full scale model Dow plant 5 full scale miles west of here.

One of things that annoy me is that often as not, publishers will define, say, an article on airbrush technique, as "HO scale" because the author is painting an HO model.
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 03:15:12 PM »
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... Or maybe he's looking for N scale contributors, flattery works :D

Yeah, could be. He said something in a column last year, more or less a response to "Why not more N [or other non-HO] articles?" He specifically mentioned they weren't getting material to publish.
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 07:24:27 PM »
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His SP layout is approaching Gordon Odegard SUNSET VALLEY LINES status. A rebuild would be great. Pelle' Soeberg
had rebuilt his layout twice now.
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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 07:50:21 PM »
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Yeah, could be. He said something in a column last year, more or less a response to "Why not more N [or other non-HO] articles?" He specifically mentioned they weren't getting material to publish.

I just brought that up in one of the other threads here the other day.

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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 07:54:22 PM »
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I have a problem with scale centric modelers as they seem to be ignoring a lot of really fine modeling much it adaptable to other scales.But then again I am a multi-scaler (Z-N-HO)and have been since 2008. :D

I completely agree !  During my LHS latest open house layout tour, I heard people who visited my layout that while at other locations, they overheard people talking about where to go next.  More than one person said they heard the phrase "I'm not stopping there.  It's N scale" .  There are many things that go across the spectrum of scales that people can learn from.  I turned on a few people to the DigCom Designs trailers and containers.  People asked if they were N scale only, they were happy to find out they are also in HO scale.  I wrote the name down on the back of my business cards many times.  Had they not stopped by, they'd probably not know about them.

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Re: Say It Ain't So Joe
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 09:53:32 PM »
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His SP layout is approaching Gordon Odegard Bruce Chubb's SUNSET VALLEY LINES status. A rebuild would be great. Pelle' Soeberg had rebuilt his layout twice now.

Fixed that for you. ;)
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