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 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 06:35 pm
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trains of texas made both HO and O scale stuff..on30 is o scale .

As the story goes, 3 -4 model rail roading doctors got together and formed t of t and produced various kits and wall sections which still turn up on ebay occasionally and fetchs a good price if unbroken.  All their stuff was done in U S GYPSUM hydrocal white . 

 A set of their ho/o scale very distressed brick walls went for $306.00 on ebay a few years ago and were copied by an Illinois hobby store and sold on ebay for a short time. I got copies of all 3 types of the 5" x 9" walls.

Keith Wiseman at wisemans model services and others in the kit business i have spoken too over time, tried to purchase the name t of t from the broken up docs group , but nobody could ever get them to agree to the sale, which is what broke them up in the first place, infighting ?

Laser cutting and people switching over to resin ( even the master of plaster Tom Yorke ) has made the semi fragile hydrocal a thing of the past.

thats all i know on the subject

mike

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 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 06:40 pm
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Madmike,

Thanks for the info !!! and your insight on what always turn out to be a hot topic about Malclom Furlow.

Regards: from the lower 48!!!!

Ronnie D.:cb:

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 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 07:06 pm
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Ronnie-just the right amount of "funkiness"! Very cool loco and cars. Keep on with the program, it's looking great.

Trains of Texas...I think they moved to Missouri and are still making stuff...I never knew much about them.

As an aside, Mike, I knew the gent in question and just because he made some neat stuff does not make him an "artist". Of course, I don't care for Andy Warhol (I know someone who knew him) and he is considered "great". Birds of a feather...

                                  Woodie 



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 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 09:01 pm
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Mike,

I agree with you !!! You don't have to have a 40 ft x 50 ft basement to be a Model Railroader. In my (only) !!! opinion I think he was more of a (Model Builder) !! who was a hired gun for Model Railroader.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 09:54 pm
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Malcolm was doing great stuff that 99% of the modelling population were not and being creative in the same way that the great John Allen was also featured in the early magazines up until his death in 1972.  That is why he became popular and famous in our sphere of interest.

IF you write good articles and take quality photographs, guess what, the magazines PAY YOU real $$$$$$$$$$$ , that feed and help to cloth u.

  If you build stuff that is quality or at least appears to be in the pictures for those articles you get paid and start getting a name. Once you get that name people WANT what your producing.  They may even want to hire you to build individual or a series of structures or even construct a whole layout , if you have enough money .

 Magazines want you to do even more , because people who read their magazine have responded that they love it.  So now we got somebody who has quickly gained fame in his chosen field.  Seems like everybody and their sister wants a piece of them, & get closer to this new found god . Happened with George Sellios, John Allen, Mic Greenberg , Gary Nash, John Olson and others.

I suppose one of the reasons MODEL RAILROADER was using Furlow a lot was because the staff were writers and could not build anything worth looking at.  They also featured a lot of John Allens work.    

Model railroader has continued down a long slide to oblivion because their editorial staff were writers of storys and not modelers, big difference. Maybe thats why that same magazine is still talked about with derision because they refuse to call it the scale On30 and refer to it only as On 2 1/2 .   Somebody was even selling t shirts taunting the editor with  ****** ITS ON30 STUPID*****.    I cannot remember the last time i actually picked one up, because i had personally classified it as excrement .  The stuff they featured in the magazine was almost child like quality, like the type of stuff you see at the local hobby shows with the club module layouts.

You can attack Malcoln Furlow all you want but he did do some amazing looking stuff that was very creative and that is what really counts not somebodys personal hate of the man. 

 I believe attacking somebody is contrary to this sites stated policy , otherwise let the bitch slaps begin ?

mike

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Enough of this. Get back to modeling. Mike is familiar with photos, I am familiar woth actual work. Mike is familiar with the "legend", I actually knew the man. Those 99% guys who are "inferior" might like to have an advocate here also. Hero worship is one thing, but some are not ment to be worshiped.

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Better chain them logs down Ronnie!  :)

But don't use all the chain--we might need some for Woodie and Mike!


Herb:old dude:

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malcolm furballs

?????????????

WOODIE AND I HAVE OPPOSING VIEWS ON MALCOLMS CURRENT STATUS IN THE WORLD OF MODEL RAILROADING, WHATS WRONG WITH THAT. ??

I AM NOT ACCUSING WOODIE OF WEARING A TUTU WHILE HE RUNS HIS LAYOUT UNDER THE STARS .

HE IS NOT ACCUSING ME OF WEARING A PINK AND GOLD MENS SIZE SMALL THONG WHILE CREATING DIORAMAS. 

THERE IS NO YELLING OR SCREAMING, NOR IS THERE ANY VEILED THREATS OF ARGIE BARGIE BETWEEN US, WE SIMPLY AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THIS PARTICULAR SUBJECT.

IS THAT SO EVIL ? WE HAVE TO GET A  P M.

MIKE

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Mike, your pink mens thong comment just ain't right...:shocked:



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Herb,

Laughing !!! I think you might be right !!!! Like I said when ever you bring up Furlows name in a modeling form people get fired up !!!!

Ronnie D.:apl:


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