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Frank Gehry is designing a model train layout
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 Posted: Wed Sep 6th, 2017 05:08 am
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The famed Architect, Frank Gehry, will be designing a massive train layout and the museum it will be housed in out at North Adams, Massachusetts.
Of course, this display will be focused on famous architecture rather than the trains, but it will be interesting to see what he comes up with.  If the replica height of the Empire State Building is accurate (35 feet) this thing is going to be either 1:48 scale or 1:32 scale size!
Here's the article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/arts/frank-gehry-architecture-museum-north-adams-massachusetts.html 

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G'day all
L: I wish I could get a US$5.2M grant for building my model trains...

I could pay enough people to have it built and finished in 3 weeks - the paint might be still wet in a couple of spots, but it would be "done". :bg: :2t:



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Me being a consumate a$$h%^&e, I wonder if the $5.2M might be better spent helping the poor, homeless, abandoned children, and other more worthy ways to spend money. Here in this country (US), we seem to want to spend taxpayer money on things like trans-bathrooms, studies about breakfast foods, and...train layouts built by people who could easily afford to build it by themselves.
I love this country, don't get me wrong, but I feel that the money could be much better spent.

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And it should be a community project with the local model train fraternity teaching young people how to build to Gehry's designs and standards - and no matter how long it takes. There will be a waiting list of young people signing up to do a stint etc etc. Why MUST the politicians get it wrong so often.



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Government-sponsored projects are always undefunded, understaffed, and, when and IF completed years behind schedule when they work for more than 5 minutes the local politicians in charge will fight for the "goals" met. But all the higher level brass will $ee their goal$ met.Jose (hiding from Irma)



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