Fret not about butchering Craig's name. I just repayed the favor for him.
Hookay... down to buziness...
Nehi: Nope. They's done gone by the late 80's as I recall. HOWEVER... rest assured I've already got Nehi posters/signs on the hard drive merely waiting for the correct era: The Lehigh & New England. (How's that for a subtle plug?)
"Make mine an orange....I preferred the cooler boxes filled with cold circulating water...lift the lid, reach in, and stick you hand in...up to the elbow, my bottle was always the one the fell over...."
OOoo! That reminds me... I forgot a little detail I was going to build! I'll get to it just as soon as I'm done getting caught up on correspondence!
"That is indeed a problem for those of us with limited attention spans."
Welcome to the party, pal! Don't take it too hard. I have a feeling there's more simmers like that than we think.
Now, there is MUCH to commend an effort to reconstruct a route for historical reasons, which is the way I interpret what you are doing. Your D&RGW route, when finished, will be a living testimony to the charm and appeal of narrow gauge. You do it for the enjoyment and fun of recreating a piece of history that holds a fascination for you. There are no better reasons to do it other than those!
Bear in mind that I also do this as a commercial venture. Thus, the target route has to offer lots of things, so my "givens" for building a route are different.
Now, IF I were to build my "own" route? Hmmm. My two pre-commerical proto-lanced ventures were illustrating the principle to me that I like things to see and things to do. Soo... I'd think I'd still very carefully select my subject for a route that were to be built strictly for myself.
"...Like the butter churn on the porch at Pender."
The butter churn! NOT the butter churn! ANYTHING but the butter churn! You see, there's a "story" behind that butter churn...
Back when I was first starting in this crazy business... Rich Garber built that for me, and then made a big deal about it being used. "Make sure it's up front so I'll get all the credit", "It will MAKE the route", etc. Absolutely in jest, but needless to say, we both got a lot of fun mileage out of the joke between us.
SOOOOO... now you say it's the BUTTER CHURN???? Dear me... once Rich reads this... I'll NEVER hear the end of that butter churn again!!
(Seriously: It is a very neat little detail that I appreciated the use of much.)
Well... e bibidi bibidi bibidi... that's ALL folks! (Said in my best Porky Pig impression.)