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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #125 on: July 05, 2018, 11:06:34 AM »

Iíve been doing a bit more thinking on this. Just for reference, Iím 25.


People my age tend to be doing lots of different things, for short periods of time, rather than one thing for a lot of time. In the words of the experts, my generation is very Ďtime poorí. I know some oldies will say that is because our generation has a very short attention span, but while thatís partially true, itís mostly a result of having FAR more opportunities available to us. Therefore to get it all in we have to spend less time doing each thing. Modelling really doesnít play into that, although it does explain why RTRs are more popular.


Furthermore, where kids used to walk down to the local park after school for the whole afternoon, the ready availability of cars in families mean that parents take their kids to things which are further away and more specific - for example football or swimming classes, and arenít as keen to have their kids walking around unattended any more. So the experience of being a youngíun taking your model down to the lake to show your friends isnít really feasible any more.


I think modelling is evolving though, with 3D printing and more interesting electronics (like arduinos etc), itís gaining a newer appeal to the younger generation.
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #126 on: July 05, 2018, 12:45:10 PM »






  I think that the reason more mature men are attracted to boat modelling is that the lines and beauty of shape of a well honed model ships hull far exceed that of the Female form or any other object you could possibly get your hands on .   Pass me the sandpaper and my medication.
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #127 on: July 05, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »


Sub or tank? I don't think I have either!!


 Tank Tom I sent you pics while back
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #128 on: July 05, 2018, 01:43:21 PM »

I remember now! It's on my bucket list, after the tortoise!
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #129 on: July 05, 2018, 03:14:43 PM »

There's no beauty in a straight line.  :-))
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« Reply #130 on: July 05, 2018, 03:30:49 PM »

There's no beauty in a straight line.  :-))


There is when you get your waterline bang on!!!!
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #131 on: July 05, 2018, 04:08:37 PM »


Hi Neil, nice to see you're continuing your proud tradition of not reading what I've wrote   



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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #132 on: July 05, 2018, 04:09:42 PM »

***Not helpful***
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« Reply #133 on: July 05, 2018, 04:53:57 PM »


I knew I had read this all before somewhere!   O0


Topic renamed and merged with -
The future of modelling.
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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #134 on: July 05, 2018, 05:52:00 PM »



think "written" is the word! %% %%
I read very little of what you have to say Tom. {-) {-) {-) {-) ..Ö.seldom get past the first sentence, as we shall never agree on anything either says. %% {:-{ {:-{ :-))


Unnecessary comments which could be taken to be inflammatory. Please keep the discussion civil or, better still, say nothing at all on the subject.

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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #135 on: July 05, 2018, 07:46:15 PM »

This may be a bit vague but what is an engineer?
The reason for the question is that it's a title that's bandied about a lot and the title means a lot in different countries. For example, in Germany I understand that the role of engineer is defined and is distinct from the technician.
I honestly don't know but I know several, highly qualified, engineers who are in the finance game. They were told to follow that career in their schools :embarrassed:

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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #136 on: July 05, 2018, 08:10:55 PM »

This may be a bit vague but what is an engineer?
The reason for the question is that it's a title that's bandied about a lot and the title means a lot in different countries. For example, in Germany I understand that the role of engineer is defined and is distinct from the technician.
I honestly don't know but I know several, highly qualified, engineers who are in the finance game. They were told to follow that career in their schools :embarrassed:



In the UK most technicians it would seem! (No disrespect to technicians but they're not engineers).


In some countries the definitions much tighter, engineering degree, professional qualification, ie chartered or incorporated (or equivalent status).
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #137 on: July 05, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »

Technicians service and repair those things that Engineers design and build
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #138 on: July 05, 2018, 08:29:00 PM »

In the UK, the term 'engineer' is totally abused.

A houswife is NOT a domestic engineer.

A service engineer is a technician.
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #139 on: July 05, 2018, 09:41:40 PM »


Totally agree!



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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #140 on: July 05, 2018, 10:18:03 PM »

Quite common these days to find many technicians with engineering degrees, does that mean they're technicians or engineers?

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Re: Model boating dying?
« Reply #141 on: July 05, 2018, 10:29:34 PM »


There are some truly EXCELLENT YouTube channels out there of people making models of boats that are very sophisticated and hugely functional but in a different way. These boats might be made differently using more modern techniques but the joy that comes with it these days doesn't seem to be making 100% accurate models and sailing them with others stood around a pond.

I suspect with 3D printing, resin printers and all the arduino/pi/etc boards you can get these days you'll see more people getting in to the hobby of having radio controlled boats - but they might not be the scale models we're quite used to being the definition of the hobby.




Here's another one:   ( He's learning very quickly! ) 


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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #142 on: July 05, 2018, 10:35:46 PM »

does that mean they're technicians or engineers?

Quite possible such folk left school and then completed a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering at University with very little workshop time during their studies so were left at not being able to find suitable employment in a true engineering environment

So the following step was to complete a shortened Technicians Trade Course....[with a small component of mechanical theory] and the bulk being practical work, however this would best be completed in parallel with employment in 'hands on industry'

So the begging question  %) .....they are employed as Technicians....although they have higher qualifications as an Engineer...which would place them after a few short years with excellent prospects for employment as Engineers
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #143 on: July 06, 2018, 12:11:53 AM »

This may be a bit vague but what is an engineer?


In North America a train driver is called an engineer {:-{


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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #144 on: July 06, 2018, 12:45:29 AM »

Feels like too many engineers, not enough artists in the hobby %) .
You cannot beat sailing a square rigger down the local lake, lost in thoughts of what my course of action will be when I catch that gold ship..only to be interrupted by some 'engineer' asking me something 'relevant' about the construction of my model. Situation easily defused by handing the transmitter over to the techy type, if he starts hunting pirates down, on the pond, I consider my work done. Less millimetres, more heart and soul!!
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #145 on: July 06, 2018, 06:44:54 AM »

Quite common these days to find many technicians with engineering degrees, does that mean they're technicians or engineers?

It means they need to get a better job.  :-))
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« Reply #146 on: July 06, 2018, 08:22:10 AM »

It means they need to get a better job.  :-))
or hands on experience to step up to the better job
most of the office I work in is full of people holding engineering degrees, I am one of the few that doesnt, but I am the one they all turn to for practical application of their knowledge (and I technically hold one of the most junior positions (by choice I hasten to add - I dont need the stress of a design engineers post)).
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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #147 on: July 06, 2018, 08:43:59 AM »



In North America a train driver is called an engineer {:-{


Really? I thought this was an Injun 'ere







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Re: The future of Model Boating ....
« Reply #149 on: July 06, 2018, 11:25:55 AM »

I think it's usually advanced mathematics which shuts the door to a degree for many talented people with a good understanding of what makes things tick.
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