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John Allen, Bill Schopp, Keith Pashina, Duane Ericson...and several more (including old bud Herbert Kephart) are the ones who inspire me. Many greats have gone upstairs to run trains for eternity, God bless them all.

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So I am wondering what it is about those who inspire us that gives the inspiration? Yes their skills obviously but there are a hell of a lot of modelers with incredible skill that do not inspire. For me the inspiration comes from the lateral thinkers and experimenters and those who push the boundaries. I find those who are the "perfectionist dogmatists" least inspiring. The true inspirationists for me are chaps like IK Brunell, Watt, Stephenson, JC Bradfield alas they are no longer with us and all produced models of their works to test them as we would test them on a computer today.



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I think the inspiration comes from their writings, allied to a certain homely photography (B&W, naturally) and models of a quality which leave your jaw dropped and all at a certain time in your life. In my case between 8 and 12.
The writings make you think you can do it, too. The B&W photos make you feel great and the models keep you busy looking at the pics for hours.
But the models and the writings HAVE to be good. There is nothing wrong with perfectionism as a lifelong driver. In fact I can't see the point of anything less, unless you're a toy collector. If you claim inspiration by these people, it would be odd if all they ever inspired you to was a repainted off the shelfer!

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We get motivated from the "see how I did this" type. The "see what I did" are usually not very helpful. Jose.



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Troels Kirk, Josef Brandl..all showing how they do it..



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Is this thread a carry over from this earlier thread click here ?

It seemed to fizzle out after forty-odd attempts to define 'what inspires' however is there any deviation in the two threads after all the first thread did start with the words "Its about time we put in 1 place links to those who inspire us." and that was just over a month ago.

Maybe it is an indicator of the malaise of the darker months when the dinosaurs are hibernating, whilst others just get with some modelling?

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Tim,

Ya know what, I think I remember adding to that thread a year or two back.

BUT, the big difference between that thread and this one is the purpose. I never said we need a list of websites, I just stated, 'who inspires you?' And hence we've gotten a growing list of names, not websites. In addition to that, I never said anything bout master modelers. Any modeler can inspire. However, I do see your point and I can see the similarities.

Besides that though, the forum needs to have a pulse. If we only had one thread for every subject in modeling, I'm sure we'd be running out of ideas by now for a new topic.

Think of this not as a rerun, but as CPR.;)

As long as you took the time to comment Tim, who inspires you?

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jtrain wrote:
If we only had one thread for every subject in modeling, I'm sure we'd be running out of ideas by now for a new topic

--James:java:


Which is what has happened here?

If you wish to discover my inspiration, then I suggest that you read my original submission on the first thread.

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Sorry to have to do this but: Malcolm Furlow. He gets bashed a lot for not being a "real" model railroader, he is an artist, painter, photographer first.
It was precisely that he wasn't a real model railroader that inspired me. His book describing the building of the SJC got me thinking that if he could do it, I could do it too. He simply executed the techniques developed and popularized by others, he didn't invent anything. I liked that he didn't take it too seriously, he took liberties, did what looked good to him, that's what I do too.
OK, I have my helmut on, let the bashing begin :-)
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Inspires... Inspiration for this old coot (new at the model game) comes from those who willingly share what they do and have fun doing it. They don't count rivets or criticize unnecessarily. There are too many for me to list, but quite a few are listed above and are members here.
I thank all of you who DO share what you do and try to help those of us who may not have the experience or skills that you do. I know from my other (previous) hobbies how difficult it is to do both the work AND the documentation necessary for a good thread.

THANK YOU!!!



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