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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2015 10:29 am
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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2015 11:28 am
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No Stumpy, I don't think that the point is lost. The people that built those models from paper must have gotten as much satisfaction, and pride as we did/do. We used what we had at hand, they probably bought the paper. But the pride is the real point, I think. Today, as you said, model railroading has changed to a ''buy it'' hobby, but there can be a number reasons for this. Advancing age, with it's diminishing eyesight is just one. Wanting to get something presentable, to justify the hobby to family infidels, is another.

But-no one is stopping you and I, and others of the same ilk from making models from old cereal boxes stuck together with hide glue if we wish (except where would you get hide glue now--but I'm sure that Jose will find a site) Yes, the hobby has undergone a terrific transformation in the 67 years since I started, but I still do some the things the old way-the slow way- the satisfying to me way.

The whole thing about a hobby, any hobby, is satisfaction, and respite from the world that surrounds you. You can escape from your daily life for a short time, doing something for yourself, in a constantly more demanding world. Yes we ''scrounged'' materials, and ''made do''. Today's model railroaders sometimes have to scrounge money to buy a loco that they want, and have to make do with rolling stock lettered for the wrong prototype railroad. We can brag about how much time we had invested building. They can have the satisfaction of acquisition. But we are all in the same hobby, and for the same basic reasons.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2015 11:42 am
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(except where would you get hide glue now--but I'm sure that Jose will find a site)

That will be all, Master?:

http://www.rockler.com/titebondreg-liquid-hide-glue-choose-size?sid=AF078

Jose.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2015 06:59 am
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Aarrgghhhh...We used this kind of stuff in the woodworking shop way back in high school. It was kept hot in a pot and applied with a brush to glue wood sections together using dowels for alignment. About as much fun as Walther's GOO, except GOO smells better.

Or am I thinking of the glue made from horse hoofs? As in "This nag is headed for the glue factory." (Must have been a "fun" place to work.):shocked:

I built a Mahogany coffee table that Mom had in the living room up until a few years ago using that nasty glue and got a pretty good grade on it. There were other "cabinetry" projects as well, as you had to do one for every grading period. One was a cedar chest damn near as big as a coffin that took what seemed like gallons of that yucky glue.

The next year I took metalworking and stuck things together with an arc welder.

Stumpy in Ahia:old dude:

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We used this kind of stuff in the woodworking shop way back in high school

... we were actually taught useful stuff back then... Jose.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2015 10:20 am
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True enough, Jose. I went on to race Stock Cars and then build hot rods making a lot of use of some of the shop classes I had. Today they are gone, limited only to technical schools as public schools continue to cut back around here.

An even worse mistake is that my state no longer requires the teaching of history or geography. But that's a whole other discussion with political implications.

I'm just an old guy, but still feel that once you learn something, including a skill, you own that for life. Unlike so many other things, nobody can take that away from you.

Stumpy in Ahia:old dude:

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Not only do I remember those card stock kits but I am very active with todays cardstock models if anyone would like to try there habd at the new generation of card stock pm me and I will gladly supply you with something to start with

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Browse around here for a pretty quick episode of mind blown http://www.papermodelers.com/



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 Posted: Sat Aug 8th, 2015 10:00 am
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Oh yes, I remember those olden times. I didn't build card stock models preferring to build with balsa and white pine which my grandpa cut on his band saw. Duco, ambroid, and Elmer's worked and I even used "hide glue" which was always "cooking" in grandpa's shop. Nasty stuff! I got into HOn3 in the late 50's and there was NO flex track, car kits were boxes of sticks, but PFM and Ken Kidder had brass locos...the Kidder 0-4-0 was $6.95 and the PFM 2-6-0 was $34.95. Lots of dinero back then. These are the "good old days" but nobody seems to build anything now...maybe I am a dinosaur after all.
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 Posted: Sat Aug 8th, 2015 05:57 pm
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W C Greene wrote:
These are the "good old days" but nobody seems to build anything now...maybe I am a dinosaur after all.
Woodie


Hey I resemble that remark. :P

I still scratchbuild.

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