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 Posted: Sat Nov 29th, 2014 07:06 pm
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Kent K

Joined: Sun Nov 9th, 2014
Location: Kansas City, Missouri USA
Posts: 55

I don't have much at this point.  I am on a limited budget since I am retired. I am just reentering the world of building models. I will attempt to take photos as I get things moving, but so far my budget has gone for things like the books and for tools. No point in having building supplies with no way to use them. There are still a few more toys that I want to explore including some of the computer controlled types of things. I am a retired computer design engineer and was working with them before IBM came out with the original IBM PC.

I am interested in all of the two footer around the world, but I have a special fondness for the junction at Strong, Maine. I do wish I could find more information on Forster's Toothpick Mill there. I have some photos of it and have downloaded older maps and such from the USGS and other places. I haven't really found any basic information about that particular building however. Plans for most of the rail related structures have appeared in the various hobby magazines and both the creamery and the corn packing plant have basic information available. The toothpick mill was serviced by the SR&RL and was very close to depot area in Strong.

As I build and have something to show, I will certainly put up what I can for others to comment on. I would hope for an honest evaluation so that I try to improve my skill level.

The humorous part of it is that the friend who suggested that I read about the Maine prototypes did so because I was interested in the Gilpin trackage and locos in the Central City and Blackhawk area off of the normal three foot Colorado lines. When I read about the Maine roads, I became fascinated and while I was in college did some HOn30 modeling for a while. Upon graduation, work took up so much time that I essentially quit doing models at all. I did manage to spend some time at the Edaville when I was in the Boston area for some classes.

Thanks for your interest.

Kent K
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