"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary.
For those who do not, no explanation is possible."
For the rest of the summer and into the fall Larry struggled with the time machine concept. He even crossed the border into Hungary to Budapest to consult with the famous and somewhat eccentric scientist Professor Zoltan Kiraly where the two of them would meet in a coffeehouse and leisurely discuss Larry's current problems.
Then one day at work in mid-October, Larry looked across the desk to Jim and surprised him by saying,
"Yakov, how would you like to help me build a time machine?"
That was the beginning.
After that fateful day, on Saturdays and Sundays over the next two years Larry attacked the problem, with Jim doing much of the pick-and-shovel work of assembly and testing of different aspects of the task. First however they had to go out and find a workshop in which to do their construction and assembly. They ended up in a large, dimly lit, damp Keller (cellar) in Vienna's Ottakring District. It had its own private entrance to an alley off Thaliastrasse. The building was owned by a Professor Schlader, an old Austrian who at one time had been at the Max Planck Institute at Gottingen, Germany.