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Re : R�f.: [Z_Scale] Re: Z Ops was Frustrated, Discouraged, and Disillusioned

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  • Don
    Just put your blindfolds on and let er rip :)
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2011
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      Just put your blindfolds on and let 'er rip :)

      ...don a

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Loren Snyder" <ljsnyder@...> wrote:
      > Dave,
      > You summed it up perfectly. For those who don't have the skills or the
      > patience then Z may not be for them.
      > Anyone can drive a clunker down a dirt road,..........but few can handle a
      > 200 MPH formula one racer through a closed circuit track and come out alive.
      > Enough said.
      > Loren
      > -------Original Message-------
      > From: david.davidksmith
      > Date: 7/3/2011 12:33:56 PM
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re : R�f.: [Z_Scale] Re: Z Ops was Frustrated, Discouraged, and
      > Disillusioned
      > With all due respect, Z Scale is *always* going to be more of a challenge
      > than other scales. The *laws of physics* dictate that good performance will
      > be more difficult to achieve. It's not simply a matter of what the
      > manufacturers produce, or what the modelers do with these products; it's a
      > mix of many things.
      > As evidenced by videos, superb operation is indeed possible in Z, but it
      > requires much more work. It's simply not possible to shake a box and have a
      > perfect layout pop out. It takes effort, patience and persistence. It
      > requires considerably more focus on specifics, such as assembling the best
      > trackwork possible, keeping it cleaner, and fine-tuning certain components,
      > in particular switches and locomotives.
      > Sure, it's possible to produce more reliable Z Scale products, but the price
      > will reflect the greater precision, and it will rise to the point that no
      > one will be able to afford it but a very select few. So, modelers must meet
      > manufacturers halfway. It's unfair to point to other scales and expect Z
      > Scale to perform the same. Likewise, it's unfair to point to manufacturers
      > with expectations that their products must all work flawlessly.
      > Bottom line, Z Scale is for those modelers who are willing and ready to work
      > harder to achieve their goals, and is therefore definitely not for beginners
      > As for those just entering the scale, the last thing one should do is build
      > a large, complex layout as a first effort. The best thing to do is start
      > with a loop on a tabletop, and get used to handling the models. Add a few
      > switches, and experiment some more. After a while, one may be ready to build
      > a small starter layout.
      > More than any other scale, Z requires that one walk before they can run.
      > Most of all, if it's not fun meeting the extra challenges it poses, then it
      > s not the right scale in which to work.
      > Regards,
      > David
      > http://davidksmith.com/modeling.htm
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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