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Offline Bluechip

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2023, 09:31:35 AM »
"men just see untidiness as something to be lived with"

Not sure I see a problem there Jo..........!!!! :cartwheel:

Chris

From ORDER >>>>>>>>DISORDER  is just  Entropy.  It's always been like that. It always will. Resistance is futile. The Vogons knew all about it. ;D

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Offline GordonL

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2023, 12:52:53 PM »
Another problem is that back when us old frogs got started there were a lot of small tool and die shops with 6 to 8 workers operating a single small manual lathe or mill and from time to time this was replaced and it was possible to purchase the old machine to be rebuilt for home shop use. Now everything is computer controlled and way too expensive and requires way more technical knowledge than the hobbyist has. Today's manufacturing is geared toward mass production, not making small quantities. Everything is just replaced with newer, bigger, better and the old one is just thrown in the trash. Remember when you used to rebuild the fuel pump on your car instead of replacing the entire fuel injection module?

Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2023, 07:49:57 PM »
I felt something like Chris and Dave in regards to 'Entropy' - when I read Jo's comment on the relationship between Men and Women .... ;D (my own premesises  :-X ) ....

But to be fair - I know of at least one Couple, where the roles are reversed  ;D

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Remember when you used to rebuild the fuel pump on your car instead of replacing the entire fuel injection module?

Are you sure that they don't replace the whole Car now'a'days  :thinking:
There where also a Danish joke that has lasted most of my life - about those who 'Get a new Car when the Ashtray is filled up' (instead of empty it) - usually those with too many money (but not always) ....

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2023, 04:54:02 PM »
I did know of one couple Per, a few years back, who when it was his birthday she bought him something like a nice dress, and when it was her birthday he bought her something like a new power drill.  At least that way they were both happy with the presents.

Nothing to do with this thread though - sorry for the digression,

Chris

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2023, 06:00:23 PM »
I did know of one couple Per, a few years back, who when it was his birthday she bought him something like a nice dress, and when it was her birthday he bought her something like a new power drill.  At least that way they were both happy with the presents.

I buy myself a few nice Lathes and Milling machines  :thinking: Before anyone gets the wrong idea they are MINE, as is the sports car and the cross stitch kits  :naughty:

Jo

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Re: The Future of Model Engineering
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2023, 03:59:04 PM »
[snip] I am at a loss as to why anyone would want to join most model engineering clubs these days. They don't do model engineering, they run miniature railways    :Doh:
Jo

The club six others and myself founded in the 1960s as a model engineering and live steam club has morphed into an amusement park-like operation with little (if any) locomotive building and no model engineering.  As primarily a "builder (rather than a "runner") there is very little to attract me to their meets.
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