Post by Bernie
On Sat, 3 Feb 2018 16:56:22 +0000
Gareth's Downstairs Computer
Have you ever thought about getting a different vapour-hobby, Gareth?
I think he has a several already.
I knew someone who used to build very good model steam engines- real
master pieces. It seems that, typically, you buy a number of,
essentially 'unfinished components' - wheel, cylinder castings perhaps,
... mainly cast parts that need finishing. You need to machine them, I'm
not suggesting you just clip them together like Lego etc, you need
skill will machines and hand tools. You need to make and test a boiler,
all the chassis etc, mainly if not all, from raw material- again skill
with hand and machine tools. I'd not like to try it with my dexterity.
It seems the 'unfinished component' kits/packs aren't cheap so the
'wise' by them from the wanna be's, or their estate sales, when
untouched packs, unused tools, etc can be bought for the proverbial
song. Unlike amateur radio, where (say) an untouched Kn kit may not be
considered worth building in several decades time (as fine a radio as it
may be considered today), things don't change so quickly in the world of
steam - part of the charm I suspect.
Suspect someone is claiming a benefit under false pretences? Incapacity
Benefit or Personal Independence Payment when they don't need it? They
are depriving those in real need!