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Name: ronseto
Join Date: 09/16/2008
Member Title: Guru
Last Visit: 07/11/2022 2:22 AM
Last Post Date: 07/03/2022 6:42 PM
Signature: Mr.Ron from South Ms.
Location: Vancleave, Ms about 30 miles inland from Biloxi and the coast
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Retired Marine engineer (shipbuilding). Now devote my time to my model railroad hobby and learning new technologies. I have a good understanding of all engineering disiplines, necessary for my job in shipbuilding. I now apply my knowledge at a smaller scale in the models I build. I build locomotives in 1 1/2" to the foot scale (1:8) from various materials, mostly wood. I know of no one who builds models in this way at this scale. When I build, I have to apply and most times re-engineer what I'm working on. I find this forum invaluable, unlike other forums I visit because I get to meet others with engineering/technical backgrounds. Other interests of mine are, music(listening), classical, jazz, oldies, doo wop. I used to be a SF49'ers fan. CAD design, woodworking, cooking, metal working are some of my other interests.

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Member Since: 06/16/2009
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I am retired after 50+ years in the shipbuilding field. My retirement years are spent doing woodworking, cooking, model railroads and improving(trying) my language skills. Although I never completed my mechanical engineering BS, my education up to that point was excellent, having attended Irish Christian Brothers schools in New York for 12 years. I was never a tech writer by choice or training. I got into it by circumstance and my educational and technical background made it possible for me to successfully fullfill technical writing duties as I was called upon to do. During my two year gig as a tech writer, I produced single handedly two complete projects of about 5 manuals each for the USMC. They turned out to be the best manuals they had ever seen. I did all the work on them including research, writing, editing, photography, wiring diagrams(drafting), paste-ups and final camera ready plates. That was before computers. Justification was done using a Veritype machine. All my writing was done on yellow pads.

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Member Since: 09/07/2010
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Member Since: 07/18/2013
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I've been on CR4 for many years now. I've asked questions and gotten some very interesting replies. I have many interests and this is the forum I go to when I need a qualified answer. I find the level of different technical backgrounds is ideal for most needs. Other forums have people with knowhow, but not like this forum. If I wanted to know how to build a locomotive wheel in 1/8 scale, this would be the first place I would go. I look for answers from professionals, not amateurs.