Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Are you following David K Smith

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NJ, near old Lehigh Valley RR
    Posts
    2,564
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks
    7,886
    Thanked 2,671 Times in 1,208 Posts
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Are you following David K Smith

    Several years back, I stumbled upon the websites of rail modeler David K. Smith. His James River layout and many pages of planning, modeling, projects and ruminations were inspiring.
    At some point, some personal issues slowed him down and he ended up closing these valuable pages.
    Some time in the last year or so, he has come back and resurrected many of the pages and modeling information.

    He still has some health issues and more but is finding time to model and post updates. If you are not familiar, take a few minutes to peruse his many pages.
    This page gobsmacked me as his skill level is fantastic despite his challenges: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/pcsb-5-1.htm

    I probably should have posted in another topic thread due to his wide range of skill and topics but his structures have always been the most inspiring for me.

    Home page/index: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/index.htm
    Updates page: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/updates.htm

    If you are like me, you could lose some time in his pages. I find much of his work a real source of inspiration. Hope you enjoy them too!
    Steve - Jugtown Modeler..............Don't know enough about railroading yet, but scale modeling is my life..............Web-Folio

    The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1802


  2. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Jugtown Modeler For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    5,246
    Thanks
    18,237
    Thanked 12,231 Times in 3,501 Posts
    Mentioned
    355 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Moose really like the 1968 predictions on the future of n scale quotes....
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..."

    "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Moose2013 For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    603
    Thanked 732 Times in 212 Posts
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    David Smith's thread is also connected to that from one of my favorite N scale websites, Rick Spano's "The Sceniced and Undecided." Another example of the very finest scale modelling. The animations that he created are unbelievable. I have so far only tried to duplicate the car lift, using a servo and Arduino. Watch each of the videos and get ready to be impressed. My favorite is the operating train layout in the N scale hobby shop.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to danb For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Zombie Hill, Vermont
    Posts
    5,760
    Blog Entries
    41
    Thanks
    9,511
    Thanked 9,347 Times in 2,688 Posts
    Mentioned
    108 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose really like the 1968 predictions on the future of n scale quotes....
    where did you see that?

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    5,246
    Thanks
    18,237
    Thanked 12,231 Times in 3,501 Posts
    Mentioned
    355 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    where did you see that?
    Moose see here.
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..."

    "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread

  9. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Moose2013 For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    1,606
    Thanks
    780
    Thanked 2,461 Times in 713 Posts
    Mentioned
    68 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose see here.
    This is great: "People like N scale because it doesn't take up space. However, we find people end up using as much space as for HO, and spending twice the dollars to fill it."

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mac For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Posts
    1,762
    Thanks
    914
    Thanked 4,606 Times in 1,013 Posts
    Mentioned
    150 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    "Lionel out except for nuts and collectors". Well, that's pretty much spot-on, lol.

    -Mark

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Spookshow For This Useful Post:


  14. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    5,246
    Thanks
    18,237
    Thanked 12,231 Times in 3,501 Posts
    Mentioned
    355 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    "Lionel out except for nuts and collectors". Well, that's pretty much spot-on, lol.

    -Mark
    Hey! Moose resemble that remark. Doh!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..."

    "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Moose2013 For This Useful Post:


  16. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    New York State
    Posts
    3,098
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    4,001
    Thanked 4,155 Times in 1,449 Posts
    Mentioned
    140 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    "N scale, like slot cars, is a gimmick. Here today, gone tomorrow."
    How true that was ... and everyone knows that "tomorrow NEVER comes" !
    Cheers Tony

    "Knowing what to do is one thing ... being able to do it is another"
    "It is easy to criticize ... a lot harder when you have to justify it"

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wombat457 For This Useful Post:


  18. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    southeast michigan
    Posts
    1,071
    Thanks
    503
    Thanked 1,247 Times in 495 Posts
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    The animations that he created are unbelievable.
    I am in awe of Rick's wheel excavator. Then I saw
    the same rotary dumper model that I have on my layout. I
    n fact, he has two of them! Never seen another before.


  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to NtheBasement For This Useful Post:


  20. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NJ, near old Lehigh Valley RR
    Posts
    2,564
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks
    7,886
    Thanked 2,671 Times in 1,208 Posts
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I regularly check DKSmith's site for updates.

    Since he has regained some health and finances, he has been doing less modeling and focusing on the home he has been planning and building for years before health and money issues sidetracked him.
    His story is laid out in additional web pages dedicated to his house project, including his financial and health challenges, which has lead to him starting a GoFundMe page.

    I have to admit, I have a fair amount admiration for the man. His skills and drive are inspiring and his dedication to documenting and sharing with the world are worthy of support. I am sharing it here for anyone in the position to help out a fellow modeler. It is asking a lot. I am sure there are modelers here that could use help from time to time. I am compelled in this case because over the years, I have gotten more inspiration and ideas from David K Smith's site than my MRR subscriptions.

    Thanks for listening to me.
    Steve - Jugtown Modeler..............Don't know enough about railroading yet, but scale modeling is my life..............Web-Folio

    The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1802


  21. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Jugtown Modeler For This Useful Post:


  22. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Downers Grove, IL, USA
    Posts
    598
    Thanks
    257
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 356 Posts
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks for the update, JTM

    I was surprised to see he was building a new layout. His construction of 1st generation n scale kits brought back some fond memories.

    http://davidksmith.com/modeling/nrf2-1.htm
    AT64

    What is real? What mysteries lie beyond your senses? At the root of existence, mind and body meet. Thoughts shape reality. Supreme Sorceress AKA The Ancient One.

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to astrotrain64 For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. David.* Here's a link to
    By Jimmi (RIP) in forum General Research
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 5th Mar 2014, 07:41 PM
  2. Help with Smith & Son Ballast order??
    By Newbie51 in forum Trackage
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18th Sep 2010, 09:01 PM
  3. Happy Birthday David Chaney!
    By BryanC (RIP) in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20th Jun 2010, 10:50 PM
  4. SRDesign Layout for David (pic)
    By in forum Layouts, Design, & Planning.
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19th May 2006, 09:14 PM
  5. WPG RR David Thurman
    By in forum Layouts, Design, & Planning.
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 3rd Feb 2005, 09:17 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •