Andre "Feelin' Goofy" Ming
First Look At THE NEXT ONE..
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:30 PM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:37 PM
You might be surprised...
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:38 PM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 06:40 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:50 PM
Sorry. Didn't mean to get carried away or make anyone upset about anything but I can't help it........
Posted 26 June 2004 - 11:19 PM
Anyway, gotta start someplace!
Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:13 AM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:23 AM
Personally, I think it might look just a tad better in ScaleRail clothing, but then I'm biased.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:26 AM
Marc, Please! It took him three weeks to get that far. Don't confuse the man!
Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:39 AM
Throw in the three truck shay and I'll buy it!
Posted 30 June 2004 - 01:52 PM
Absolutely fell in love with the North Ark'. Between that and Rich's Canton I'm in 7th heaven. Think maybe you've joined the ranks with such folks in the physical model railroad side of this hobby as Ellingson (Delta Lines). Allen (Gorre & Daphetid/Devils Gulch & Helengon), McCleland (V&O), Ellingson (Delta Lines), Armstrong (Canendagou Southern (sp)) along with a few others my older mind has trouble remembering. In the electonic world, there's a number you join whose names or railroads I've completely blown away for the moment - the Flatbucket Line, Mssr. Garber and East Metro (even though a development exercise) as well as Canton. and the gentleman modeling the electric/intururban route in Canada (Great Lakes Region). (My apologies for not looking up his name and the RR before writing this.) Thile there are other great roads being 'modeled', I, personally, believe these lines set new standards. The new physics is certainly cutting edge along with the work being done in the physical model field with digital train control.
When it comes to the 'story' , it's you, Garber and Allen. I think it's called humanizing.
By the way, I love shortlines, but the recent pics of your start on the L&NE are just a tad shorter than what I'd hoped for.
Wonderful railroad (North Ark), great activitiew, and marvelous story.
I think the DG&H had a conductor at one point whose grandfather (Horace P Vestibule) might be applying on (my version) of the North Ark. Seems the grandson, Horace P Vestibule III worked the DG&H after being referred (with great and glowing recommendations) from the Mssr Larry Grabert's Thief River & Chugwater. (Late 1950s.) Both were narrow gauge lines. Mssr. Horace's dimensions and weight were not narrow gauge. His beam was roughly narrow-gauge (3'). Weight was more like Russian standard gauge (5') Hopefully, the North Ark equipment would have been able to handle this situation. Will have to crank up the truss rods another turn or more, head back to the early 1900s and see how it worked out.
NE Iowa & SE Minnesota (Semi-)Ozark Type Region.
Posted 30 June 2004 - 02:46 PM
First off, I'm geniunely glad you're enjoying the North Arkansas, and especially glad that it "connected" with something inside you.
I guess that was what I always wanted to do with my model railroading. Alas, I never could pursue a layout through to completion in order to enjoy the final fruits of my labor. Plus, I couldn't offer the finished product to others for their enjoyment as well.
THAT aspect I really love about MSTS: We can impart our virtual "worlds" we've created to others.
I've long admired the modelers you mentioned. Allen McClelland had a profound influence on my diesel layout modeling, as did John Allen on my steam layout modeling. Way ahead of their time.
As for ol' Richie G: I was surprised to learn that we think alike in some ways! However, we also disagree in some others! Yet, through it all, a friend. He has a natural talent when it comes to presenting his imagination in this medium.
Wayne Campbell? (The fellow from Canada modeling the London & Port Stanley.) He is one of those 3D creators I call a "Master Modeler"! His model work, route work, texture work, ingenuity with this sim, et al, is simply incredible to this V scale enthusiast! Yet, he's one of the most humble and congenial modelers you'll ever have the pleasure to meet. I feel his work is simply cutting edge in every respect.
As for Horace P. Vestibule: I'll dispatch the bridge crews immediately to beef up the bridges on the North Arkansas!
Thanks for your post!