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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 03:05 am
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Lee B

Joined: Tue Dec 9th, 2014
Location: The Pacific NW, By Way Of The Deep South, USA
Posts: 1025
Around my circle of train fans, "Going all Malcom Furlow" on something means you weathered it way past any reality would allow.
I never felt ‘inspired’ as such by John Allen as I always noted his whimsical stuff that didn’t do it for me. I thought the scenery was great, but that was about it.
Robert Hegge’s Crooked Mountain Lines was a great layout. Even though I have zero interest in a juice line, I have always held a soft spot for his work for some reason:

John Olson’s Jerome and Southwesterm series in MR was one I really liked, even though I don’t think I was ‘inspired’ as such.
Bruce Chubb’s Sunset Valley opened my eyes to interior details.
Allen McClelland’s V&O was a real inspiration, with really good scenery, detailed trains and good operations.
There’s probably more but these are all I can think of right now.
But the ones that inspired me the most are the good local layouts I’ve seen. Probably most of all is Chuck Rickett’s On30 layout:

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