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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #120 on: November 25, 2021, 08:23:26 AM »
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My point was that those old larger-scale curmudgeons will never recognize N scale as anything but a toy scale. Even if shown models like what Max builds, they will find an excuse to dismiss them.

I hear many positive comments at shows but there always seems to be that one guy that gives the backhanded compliment of  “That’s pretty nice…..for N scale”.  The best response I’ve heard to that is “I like to think it’s nice for any scale”.

I appreciate seeing your work Max. It encourages me to push my own abilities.

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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #121 on: November 25, 2021, 11:34:20 AM »
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I hear many positive comments at shows but there always seems to be that one guy that gives the backhanded compliment of  “That’s pretty nice…..for N scale”.  The best response I’ve heard to that is “I like to think it’s nice for any scale”.

I appreciate seeing your work Max. It encourages me to push my own abilities.

Jim

Its why I don't mention scale when sharing what I've been working on out and about. Catches people off guard when they do ask though. Lots are either stuck in still believing N is as it was in the 70s and others refuse to evolve from it.
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #122 on: November 25, 2021, 01:18:43 PM »
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Reminds me of the 1960s vintage "lady in the shower" that Walthers used to sell for its HO passenger car interiors. If you aren't even supposed to see it, why model it?

Because there are a lot of creepy, thirsty dudes in this hobby.

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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2021, 03:53:40 PM »
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Because there are a lot of creepy, thirsty dudes in this hobby.

I still have 4 or 5 of them…

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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #124 on: November 25, 2021, 04:45:18 PM »
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Or today, Noch Sexy Scenes...  :D

Because there are a lot of creepy, thirsty dudes in this hobby.

How do you get thirsty out of lady in a shower? 
I wanted a few GN cars to fill out my 10 car BN passenger train.
.. I ended up with 21 Empire Builder cars.
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #125 on: November 25, 2021, 07:01:02 PM »
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Thanks Max , outstanding . Here's a challenge for ya . Knock it into someone's head that Ebay's search engine needs to at least go back to the old way .

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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #126 on: March 08, 2022, 06:53:07 PM »
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After a long hiatus, I have about finished with this model.  I never expected this to become such a protracted project!
But then the ED-ster goaded me, so...

So here we go with more drivetrain work and many external details.




































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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #127 on: March 08, 2022, 08:18:42 PM »
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MAGNIFICENT!!!

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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #128 on: March 08, 2022, 08:42:02 PM »
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Stunning work Max!  NMRA needs to create a title higher than MMR. You deserve it!
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« Reply #129 on: March 08, 2022, 11:37:42 PM »
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You sir are a madman in the best possible sense! Absolutely stunning!
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #130 on: March 09, 2022, 12:15:40 AM »
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I don't know why I haven't thought of this much earlier - I like to nominate this threads for a "Best of" tag.
 

Max, those tungsten cubes look small (1/8"?).  I couldn't find any smaller than 1/4".
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #131 on: March 09, 2022, 12:46:03 AM »
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I don't know why I haven't thought of this much earlier - I like to nominate this threads for a "Best of" tag.
 

Max, those tungsten cubes look small (1/8"?).  I couldn't find any smaller than 1/4".

Yeah... they are 3mm.  I bought a pound of them from Midwest Tungsten on a special deal once.  Now, they are
$109 for 1 pound.   I guess for 454g of tungsten, 100 bucks is a good deal.
https://midwesttungsten.com/3-mm-tungsten-cubes-1-lb-bag/

I also have some 2mm !   But I cannot for the life of me remember where I got them.  It was another "close-out" at some industrial tungsten supplier that was selling it by the pound.

And... THANK YOU ... everybody!   :)


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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #132 on: March 09, 2022, 03:01:34 AM »
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Yeah... they are 3mm.  I bought a pound of them from Midwest Tungsten on a special deal once.  Now, they are
$109 for 1 pound.   I guess for 454g of tungsten, 100 bucks is a good deal.
https://midwesttungsten.com/3-mm-tungsten-cubes-1-lb-bag/

I also have some 2mm !   But I cannot for the life of me remember where I got them.  It was another "close-out" at some industrial tungsten supplier that was selling it by the pound.

Thanks Max!  Now I seem to vaguely recall that in the past you did mention that source of tungsten.  The price seems a bit steep, but if you say it is a good deal, I believe you.  I was hoping for something less pricey.  I recently picked up a package of pure tungsten 1/8" diameter TIG welding electrodes on eBay for $28.  Their total weight is 270g, but they can't be packed as tightly as cubes, and they have to be cut.
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #133 on: March 09, 2022, 03:38:27 AM »
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I’ve been trying to come up with words but I got nothing.
Simply fantastic work Max! Truly inspiring!
I’ll second the Best Of nomination.
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Re: The Stephenson Rocket
« Reply #134 on: March 09, 2022, 05:04:28 AM »
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After a long hiatus, I have about finished with this model.  I never expected this to become such a protracted project!
But then the ED-ster goaded me, so...

http://railfanning.kapuscinski.net/soundboard/?c=b552