View single post by W C Greene
 Posted: Thu May 27th, 2010 03:22 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8140
It's OK, Huw...I am from the old "lower edu-ma-cation" school myself, I tend to see most everything as being fanciful and wierd. LGB doesn't have the lock on craziness, Lionel has released pink "girls'" trains, rocket launching flat cars, and Mickey Mouse pumping a handcar with Santa Claus! I am sure that many "fine scale" model railroaders have such "collectors' items" stashed in the closet. And while we freely admit to owning such things, they will continue to look over their reading glasses with disdain for our "non-scale" efforts. Just remember that one of the real pioneers in this hobby-John Allen-had a diesel salesman hanging from a trestle, a compressed space plant, and work bronto #13. Mr Allen actually modeled a steagosaurus (?) rather than a brontosaurus (?) but none of that seemed to matter.

I must go now, I need to measure the diameter of some truss rods and ponder why my new trucks (bogies) have a 3'6" wheelbase instead of the correct 3'7" WB. Somebody is wrong here, but it ain't my fault.


It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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