Re: Mark the expert's diorama
- From: mark_newton <mark_newton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 23:53:04 +1100
> The only thing you've said I'm going to respond to is this one. Any
> man, no matter what standards he uses, that puts up with operation
> that is less than he desires will get no sympathy from me. If the
> damn train won't stay on the track, FIX IT! Plain and simple, and
> your standards mean nothing as soon as you start to cure operating
> problems, because you're going to have to go outside those standards
> to make it work.
Absolutely. But you'll never get Flynn to concede this. According to his
doctrine, any track and wheels not built to his standards can't and won't work, and he gets all bitter and twisted when people dare to contradict him by successfully running trains with RP25 wheels on commercial track.
> For that matter, I haven't seen any NMRA or any other gage for models
> that I couldn't show you where the gage is sloppily made, to sloppy
> tolerances by comparison. Gages do nothing but put you somewhere in a
> standard tolerance range, from that point on it's up to the builder
> to get it to work. You say "HO precision", but define precision. To
> me precision is fifty millionths of an inch or less, but then I'm a
> retired gage technician as well as toolmaker.
Ah, but Flynn has "engineering training", or so he's frequently claimed.
He'll probably dismiss your professional background as not being worthy
> And again, it's not your hobby, it's Marks, your opinion counts in
> the negative numbers there. NIH snobbery is always pretty transparent
You've noticed that too, eh Rich? See above, re: "engineering training".
His snobbery is also the underlying reason for his implacable hostility
towards DCC, I think. He gives every impression of being a man who can't
stand the fact that DCC allows the electronically illiterate to operate
in a manner he can only dream of.
All the best,
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