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  • Silverton -and- Telluride

    Does anyone know what has happened to the Silverton & Telluride that Malcolm Furlow built for a client- this was in MRR Feb '86 issue, I think.

    Thanks,

    Arthur
    Arthur

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    Arthur

    You may now be in luck. I like you always loved this layout, and I often wondered why there wasn't more articles about what was obviously a stunning layout, and what happened to it. Mike Sigmon who owned the layout that he and Malcolm Furlow built, has now joined our forum, so hopefully he can answer many questions and hopefully provide some photo's.

    Mikes user name is MSIGMON. I notice on the profile that he now models On30, so hopefully he may respond.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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    • #3
      Talk about timing. I dug out my Furlow collection the other day and was reading about this layout. My Zelkin trestle bridge was based on the article.

      Glad there is some Furlow discussion happening again. Recently I decided to go back to this "Furlow" fantasy world of art & colour.
      " Stay Motivated in Life "

      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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      • #4
        Robert,

        Wow.. that is great news. Thanks for giving the heads up. I will most certainly ask him about that. I only wish the D&RCW had been preserved. I have always felt that it was Furlow's greatest achievement.

        Arthur
        Arthur

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        • #5
          Another fan of Furlow! I'll add my appreciation of the "Furlow school of artistic endeavor" as well! The scientific/mechanical engineering lay-outs are all very nice to represent the "real world" in miniature, but I still prefer the Furlow/Olsen/John Allen artistic fantasy world of railroading! I don't much care to be "100% nit-picky" accurate.
          I live in my own little world, but it\'s OK--they know me here!

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          • #6
            I join the Furlow chorus!
            Troels Kirk

            Näsum, Sweden

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            • #7
              What's MRR?
              Andy Jackson

              Santa Fe Springs CA

              LAJ/ATSF Modeler

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              • #8
                Andy

                that's Model Railroader magazine.

                Here are some pics I have taken of my copy of the magazine.A bit rough but all I've got.

                If it still available on backorder I would recommend getting it or hunt around in the second hand bins at your hobby shop. The second pic was also in a MRR calender from that year too.

                regards Rob






                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                • #9
                  Have been reading MR since the 50s. When/how did it become MRR? Bet it can't find it in the Model Train Magazine Index:

                  http://index.mrmag.com/
                  Andy Jackson

                  Santa Fe Springs CA

                  LAJ/ATSF Modeler

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                  • #10
                    Andy,Its no big deal..

                    MRR=Model RailRoader instead of the commonly used MR.Its basically a forum thing.

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                    • #11
                      Guess being 76 years old it's OK to change Model Railroader to MRR. Yeah right. Hey why not MDRR? or MDLRDR as long as we're making up new ones?
                      Andy Jackson

                      Santa Fe Springs CA

                      LAJ/ATSF Modeler

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by cajon


                        Guess being 76 years old it's OK to change Model Railroader to MRR. Yeah right. Hey why not MDRR? or MDLRDR as long as we're making up new ones?


                        Seems odd to me as well and alien..I suppose its like a lot of other things that got changed over the years.

                        You never hear a layout referred as a "pike" like it was in MR years ago..Never see a switch tender's shack being modeled by a group of manual switches that leads to a passenger or freight terminal..

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