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'Sonora Narrow Gauge' - By Duane Ericson
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Oh but you really need great reference material to make the soldering torch work better! But then, I would much rather build models than read about building models. My books keep me inspired to build stuff but I don't multi task either.

Have fun and run a train (preferably r/c) today...
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Found a copy in a bookstore in Sweden, at a reasonable price.

Started reading yesterday evening.


Shocked by the background of violence and war....

something we all aren't aware usually.




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I’m glad you were able to find a copy of the book-in Sweden of all places. When I wrote the book, I initially tried to keep the politics and violence out of it, but, the railroads and mining companies were heavily involved in politics and the Mexican Revolution. Really a fascinating ( and violent) chapter of history, it makes the American Civil War look tame in comparison.
I am still writing about mining and to a lesser degree railroads, but the reports I work on are archaeology reports that are not available to the public. I don’t believe anyone actually reads them, so it is always good to hear that people are reading the Silver City and Sonora books. 
Regards, Duane

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Duane,

I feel you have just found the right mix of historical background and RR / mining topic.

Have read maybe a third of the book by now, and like it very much.

It's fine to also learn something new about people involved, and their country.




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Thanks for the comments and feedback. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it so far.



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