View single post by mwiz64
 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 03:24 pm
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Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
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If you do a little research you'll find that Malcolm Furlow also did a railroad called the Carbondale Central. I don't know if it was ever in the pages of MR. I think it was but it definitely is featured in the Kalmbach book "6 HO Railroads You Can Build". It's not narrow gauge but it is another fantastic looking railroad... Very gritty looking.

Those were the first model railroads I ever saw that didn't look like Lionel train sets or some a big long train crossing the Shenandoah Valley. Not that either of those are bad. I like that stuff too but ever since seeing those railroads that type of gritty modeling has been etched in my mind. I don't feel bad about it at all. Maybe the old guy was a horses rear in real life but his models were truly inspiring to a young man from SE Michigan. It's much the same for an older man from SE Michigan when he looks at the modeling displayed here at Free Rails.


Last edited on Thu Jun 28th, 2012 03:27 pm by mwiz64

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