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  • In the layout it is hard too see the pinion is off set mating with only one spur in the train, the work is so methodical and well executed I could sit on my substantial ass all day looking at your work!

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    • Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
      In the layout it is hard too see the pinion is off set mating with only one spur in the train, the work is so methodical and well executed I could sit on my substantial ass all day looking at your work!
      LOL. Touché, sir
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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            • Brilliant . Majesty. Joy. There's always something new to do. that's what make this craft so much fun.

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              • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                Brilliant . Majesty. Joy. There's always something new to do. that's what make this craft so much fun.
                The 1001 'little' things that have to be worked out before a product is ready for market. Story of my life. Few end-users appreciate what goes into our type stuff, Steve.

                David
                "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                • Well you know I do. I just got a bunch of your magnetic connectors from Bob. The big ones and the small. I know what it takes to just make those. Sure I could have made them myself but I thought to myself, why? There's a lot of work that goes into just making those parts. You just made this end users build faster not to mention the install process of the WTC into the boats. Thank you David.

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                  • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                    The 1001 'little' things that have to be worked out before a product is ready for market. Story of my life. Few end-users appreciate what goes into our type stuff, Steve.

                    David
                    There are craftsman, there are Engineers.

                    Dave is one of the few who are BOTH.

                    A few of us do know that.

                    Now his personality.........
                    v/r "Sub" Ed

                    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                    • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                      Well you know I do. I just got a bunch of your magnetic connectors from Bob. The big ones and the small. I know what it takes to just make those. Sure I could have made them myself but I thought to myself, why? There's a lot of work that goes into just making those parts. You just made this end users build faster not to mention the install process of the WTC into the boats. Thank you David.
                      I have to give credit where credit is due: It was Brian Starkes who, nearly 20 years ago, clued me in on to the use of magnets to achieve quick-connect, zero back-lash linkage unions as well as deck and panel closures. Brian is one of the many unsung heroes in this game who have contributed their experience and inventions that have grown the hobby.

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                      The small magnetic couplers are of my design. The bigger, more robust ones were created by Bob Martin himself.

                      And Tom Chalfant has come up with a very innovative use of magnetic unions: he's worked out a method of making up hydraulic and pneumatic lines using magnets to make the union fast.

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                      David
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • I just love it. Lately all I do is build. I innovate little but somethings I still do. I still need a metal lathe. One of the things sadly missing from my shop inventory. There's a lot of innovation in this big model I'm building for myself but he's not a sub. Just a big toy I wanted from a movie I liked. Still not finished. But working on him.
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                        • Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

                          There are craftsman, there are Engineers.

                          Dave is one of the few who are BOTH.

                          A few of us do know that.

                          Now his personality.........
                          **** you, Ed!
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                            **** you, Ed!
                            LOL! I just about spit out my coffee.
                            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                            • Originally posted by trout View Post

                              LOL! I just about spit out my coffee.
                              Unbeknownst to me Ellie was looking over the recent entries to this post. Getting up off the chair, her only comment: "You know, you kinda made Ed's point there. Dummy! Round-eyes... wow! "

                              Ouch!

                              David
                              looking for salve
                              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                              • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                                **** you, Ed!
                                See, unlike you other Swab's, I had the type of childhood that if I don't get a regular response like this from Dave, I don't feel loved!

                                Plus, it's how true Submariners exchange mutual respect!! Any less and you don't rate to breath our air!!
                                v/r "Sub" Ed

                                Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                                NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                                USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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