|View single post by John Teall|
|Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2020 11:39 pm||
If I had any of them,
people would hate me for the alien world changes I would make.
Some track plans in Model Railroader that were never, as far as I know,
physically built, or maybe were but I don't remember.
An infrastructure of 'Romney Hythe & Dymchurch' proportions,
in a post eco-apocalyptic world.
With solar-powered multiple-unit inter-village passenger services.
It would have to be more scenery than track, but enough track for operation.
Yup 'Gum Stump & Snow Shoe' was a good one, something about that size.
'Portage Hill & Communipah' was another.
Except I would build or convert them to 2' or narrower gauge,
in the largest scale I could find room for.
And I am interested in operation as much as modeling,
but my idea of modeling, is concept illustration.
As it is, I've never had a lot of resources or room.
My intro to railroad modeling was when I was 1 year old in 1949.
Friend of my Dad's had a single track around his basement,
with a working relay based signal system, automatic reversing,
and one single trolley car, as its sole rolling stock.
I've been hooked all my life.
It helps that my Dad was a tellegrapher towerman clerk,
most of my childhood and even for a couple of decades after.