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 Posted: Fri Jun 29th, 2012 05:59 am
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Bill Fornshell
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That turntable picture has always been a favorite of mine.

My take on was just a way to turn an engine when you don't have room for a wye or a loop around.

But what do I know, I am just an old man having fun with his trains.

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I stand corrected on the brick--turns out to be logs :doh:

Texture, I agree with, being a F&H fan-- but I still say that the whole thing wouldn't happen in the real world.

1--too much excavation

2-- appears the stuff behind the wall is just dirt and loose rock (hence the wall)

3--couple good rainfalls and the town ends up in the turntable pit.

4-- Guy who owns railroad gets tared and feathered


My idea of a happy ending.

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There are as many "Furlow" fans as not out there and we would all hope that all of the fellow model railroaders are an honorable bunch, but that is not always the case. I like a lot of his work, but tempered with some reality. One of note was the mill stuck to the side of the mountain. If you think about it, it is pretty radical. I know of several persons that are total jack...es, but have to bite my tongue because they turn out some impressive work. Most of us can pic out the B.S. and the rest just shovel it. I guess the thing is to take the technique,use it to your advantage and forget about the ethics,morals,and the nut and bolt counts. Hope this doesn't tee up too many people.
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wow, this thread still has a life.

mike lynch

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Here's my two cents.
I enjoyed Furlow's scenery as shown in MR. At the time I was into ATSF desert railroading between El Paso and Albuquerque and had no interest narrow gauge. I read that his layouts were not very operational and were more for the photos.
After riding the Durango Silverton and the CTS in 2001, I was infected with the Narrow Gauge Fever. Now I model narrow gauge in Large Scale and On30. I had forgotten about Furlow. Maybe I'll go back and peruse the photos.
Roger
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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 07:05 pm
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 I was just looking at this link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samtrains/196987833764027 and realized that Peter has a turtable and pit that is much in the style of Malcolm Furlow. If you look at the facebook page it is the first pic right under the tank car on the right side of the page. The thing must be massive since it is G Scale. It must have been some real excavating and can double as a wading pool when it rains.
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Herb Kephart wrote:
I stand corrected on the brick--turns out to be logs :doh:

Texture, I agree with, being a F&H fan-- but I still say that the whole thing wouldn't happen in the real world.

1--too much excavation

2-- appears the stuff behind the wall is just dirt and loose rock (hence the wall)

3--couple good rainfalls and the town ends up in the turntable pit.

4-- Guy who owns railroad gets tared and feathered


My idea of a happy ending.

Herb 



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FURLOW..........FURBALL--------HAIRBALL to some others.

His layout picture on the cover of model railroader magazine back around 1986-87......"IS THIS A PICTURE OR THE REAL THING ?" prompted me to buy my first model railroading book.  The second magazine i bought that day had George Sellios F&SM layout on the cover in HO.  That hooked me.

If there was a magazine article about JOHN ALLEN i would have bought that too.

All 3 of these people were and are still huge influences on this hobby, love'm or hate'm.  To the detractors,  aka nitpickers, of any of the above and there are many , i say to you. 

 When you get YOUR LAYOUT OR DIORAMA ON THE ""COVER"" OF ANY MAJOR MAGAZINE, let us know, so that we or i can peruse your work and voice my/our opinion of it.

 

mike lynch-----------madmike3434

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   You missed the dig, personally I like his work and the way his things were presented. I was able to get the serious bug for a stamp mill from him. You are correct that there will always be the nitpickers or persons that the work does not appeal to. Life is too short to not laugh about the whole mess. Have another beer and kick back.
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There are some people here that have had their layouts on the cover of magazines. Most recently, take a look at the April issue of Narrow Gauge Down Under. Our own Woodie Greene's Gila Tramway is featured on the cover.... Very inspirational stuff, IMHO.

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Ok, This is my last comment on this subject.!!!

I'm not a big fan of store brought layouts. But do anyone here know what ever happen to "Mike Sigmon's HOn3 Silverton & Telluride layout that Malcolm built for him in the January 1986 Model Railroader. He created the most breath taking mountain scenery on page 66. That I'd had ever seen.!!! That shot was supposed to be the cover shot for that month but Model Railroader thought it was to detailed and to dark for a cover shot. And if Furlow as building this scene for a photo opp this has to be his best work today.


Let us enjoy Narrow Gauge, Instead of being Narrow Minded. !!!!

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