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 Posted: Thu Mar 4th, 2021 05:02 pm
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Lee B
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Kitbash0n30 wrote:
That sounds like fun to me!  :)


And then I wonder, if your reality is an alternating reality,

is your alternate reality a constant reality?  L:


Well, ALL layouts are an alternate reality.

Even those with strict adherence to prototype,
and well-crafted scale representations of real places.

If for no other reason that all layouts are compressed to a degree.

Mine is a alternate reality,
where the RR I model had a branch line where they never really ran.


A pal of mine has an O scale layout
(building on the remains of a massive HO layout)
and places it in "Summer of '58", but won't tell you what century it is.

Steam pulling stack trains,
and things acknowledging Japanese animated sci-fi concepts,
like Space Cruiser Yamato and Macross, and things of the like.


The one guy I remember, I wish he'd done an article for MR,
as the concept was fascinating.

No engines or rolling stock were US prototypes,
but all changed from what came out of the box,
to the point where you knew none of it was from the US,
but you might not know where it was supposed to come from.

I can't remember the fictional nation he created for the concept,
but it was neat to watch, as everything you looked at tested your perceptions,
as everything "sort of" looked American, but nothing was.

Only the signs in English hinted at some nation,
that maybe had been colonized by an English-speaking nation in the past.




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I remember a series of articles in Model Railroader long ago...

The author described visits at various guys he called "Charakters"...
One who built trestles upside down (broad part of bents up)...
A gay couple which painted its locos pink...

Was a good series,
he never made fun of those ideas,
but accepted the way they enjoyed the hobby.




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Can't wait to see this engine when you're done with it.
What road name/markings are you gonna put on it?



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Hi Gerold  :wave:


I like this loco find of yours !  :bg:

My alternate-reality, is that British Rail are still running similar 'suburbans' today !  :shocked:





OK ... well ... this one's a Prairie & supposed to be a tad on the North American side ...  L:





I am very pleased to have one of these in my HO stash ...  :P

... & was also very pleased to have the British Railways 2-6-2 'Suburban' when I was a kid !  :)


Nice work on your excellent find as usual Gerold !  :thumb:

I am looking forward to seeing what you've done.


Take a bit of juice:!:those ol' vintage 'Tri-ang' motors !  :shocked:  :shocked:  :shocked:


:java::moose:


Si.




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Lee B wrote:
Can't wait to see this engine when you're done with it.
What road name/markings are you gonna put on it?


My lines are :

California Pacific (mainline),
Sacramento Valley Electric RR (interurban) , 
Feather River RR (logging), 
Buckhorn Mining,
and Woodland City Lines (Streetcars).  

Obviously, California Pacific will be the choice... 

However, as they all are under corporate ownership,
it happens that equipment may be swapped between affiliated roads.

:dope:




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Si. wrote: 
I like this loco find of yours !  :bg:

My alternate-reality, is that British Rail are still running similar 'suburbans' today !  :shocked:


Si.

I think the general idea for suburban tanks was similar all over the world...
We had something like those here in Austria too. 





When lines were electrified and steam was banned from city operations,
they all migrated and had a second life elsewhere... 

Good for modelers who may use them in the most bizarre situations. 




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Alternate Realities:

Here's a description and a ride on the Angst-Lesspork Rwy.





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