View single post by mosslake1
 Posted: Thu Apr 21st, 2011 11:59 am
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Joined: Sun Jan 16th, 2011
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 70
Well, this is a pleasant change,
discussing modeling 'the norm'.

It seems that modeling too often leans toward
the gimmicky exaggerated worn out look.

Weathered, but maintained as in ordinary everyday use,
is (for me) more appealing.

Any railroad with the sort of broken down,
and downright dangerous equipment,
often seen on some model railroads,
would soon be out of business.

Logging is a classic example,
where the true condition of equipment is overlooked (or ignored)
in favour of the 'cute' caricture, of the shoe-string operation.

Companies then, as now, realised you can't turn a profit,
if your equipment keeps breaking all the time.

Moss Lake Lumber Co.
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