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 Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2011 12:06 am
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W C Greene



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Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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Well, when I was around 20 years old, I heard about the two foot gauge Silver City, Pinos Altos, & Mogollon RR in the SW part of New Mexico and have wanted to "replicate" it ever since. I have strayed from the goal many times, loggers, short lines, even Colorado 3 footers but the lure of the obscure 2 foot gauge line always enticed me. Once, I tried to model it in HOn30 but the 6" gauge difference was always a problem. Then, about maybe 8 years ago I learned that I could actually build a 2 footer without the high cost of On2 brass or a bunch of scratchbuilding locomotives-I "fell into" a scale that is virtually unknown in model railroading (in the US) but is supported by military modelers across the world...1:35 scale. My On30 locos could be bashed into 1:35n2 locos and I was off to the races. I jumped in and have not looked back. There is another thing that has made me love model railroading even more, but I won't try to promote it here. I am not building a "nuts & bolts" nitpicker proof layout but one that is based on a real prototype. In all, I am having more fun now than I have ever had (and I have had loads of fun) and don't forsee any changes. That's my story and I am sticking with it.
Woodie



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