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  • Narrow Minded ????? REALLY

    While cute in title, it is a broad topic. Having just returned from a trip to Colorado, one has to wonder why this is such a small listing. having followed this entire web site for more than a year I don't understand why this listing is so small? Could it be that narrow gauge modelers feel that there projects are better suited on other listings? I have seen projects of narrow gauge listed in many other tags on this forum, almost as though they are embarrassed to list here!

    Gentlemen.... and ladies, be proud of the mighty slim rails in which your passion drives your talent. I for one am troubled by the fact that “Craftsman Corner” or “Starting from scratch” are stealing the thunder of the narrow gauge tallent.

    OK admittedly I am Colorado born and raised and until the last 15 years or so have spent most every weekend in the Colorado Rockies…., undisputedly the king of narrow gauge! I woke up everyday with a view of the foothills just outside of Morrison Colorado (the old DSP&P rr line) and thought to myself THERE IS SOMETHING MORE!!!! Just as those who put the tiny rail road through some of the most inhospitable region of the Rocky Mountains. (Yes I have walked it )

    The old Denver South Park and Pacific RR as well as the Denver and Rio Grande, the Colorado and Midland and lest not forget the Colorado and Southern are some of the most model, researched and admired railroads in history.

    I have been many places in the US and have see many model railroads but almost everywhere in all the corners and clubs someplace.... the might slim rails rear there pretty head. WHY.... because with out them we would still be attending one room school houses that’s why!

    One only needs to stand at the bottom of a canyon on the old rail bed to marvel in the sheer wonder of how they took 300 thousand pounds of freight across it everyday to make our life better. Or look upon the immense up valley of the Rocky Mountains that lead to the mining camps that secured the future of these United States to be completely breathless. I have walked may a old rail line, I have studied many a old mine site. I have felt the dream that those who did and why. It is truly an awe inspiring moment......

    So my question and point here is if they were determined and proud than why you the modeler of there dreams and era choose another category to list your dreams?

    I don’t wish to start a flame war only bring your talents into the forefront. I am starting a railroad (new construction) that will include HO and (but mostly) HOn3. You will find my postings here, and only here! Why with a mixed scale?, because I believe that one does not exist with out the other (at least in the time period that I am modeling)

    As M.C Poor stated "the writer desires to let the reader make his own decisions"

    So the closing statement is be proud of the narrow lines for with out them standard gauge would be less productive. This writer still does not understand why such a heavily modeled system is so shallow in representation?

    As I stated I do not wish to start an flame war only express how I feel.....look for postings, pictures and construction of my HOn3/HO model rail road ONLY on this tag of the forum, ……………………………I hope to see yours as well

    Thanks for letting me rant.

    Randy
    Texarado and Rio Grande RR

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    Randy

    I model in On30, enjoy both the scale and gauge and post quit often. I'm really not sure of the point you are making other then that if you model narrow gauge and post or conduct a thread in any of the other categories, we are embarrassed to be narrow gauge modelers? I try to put my posts in those categories where they belong. A structure whether a craftsman kit or scratch built, goes in the Craftsman category, because that is what it is and where it belongs. Narrow gauge hand laid track for example, could go in a number of categories and each topic has it's own place.

    Peter [:-kitty]

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    • #3
      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_colorado_2004.html


      regards

      Mario

      " Stay Motivated in Life "

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

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      • #4
        G'day Randy

        While I do rubber gauge... I love my HOn3 stuff


        http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_chamatiago_hon3.html


        Colorado is a place I talk about passionately to my friends and family....

        The scenery there changes every few miles and have hundreds of photos of this wonderful part of the world..

        However... photos never do justice ...

        looking up at the high mountains , then looking straight down into the valleys..

        .. I go weak at the knees [:-shake]

        .... it gives me "vertigo" everytime

        regards Mario
        " Stay Motivated in Life "

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

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        • #5
          Randy,

          Like Peter, I'm also confused by your "rant" I to model in On30 and I also post a lot since I joined the forum. I also add my topics where i thing they are appropriate. As an example, you can find my layout under "Model Railroad Construction" as its where i feel it should go.

          For the record I'm not "embarrassed" that I model narrow gauge, I quite enjoy the freedom it brings. I just post to where I think the topic I start go where they belong.
          Ron Newby

          General Manager

          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

          http://cvry.ca

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          • #6
            A whole lot of forum members were at the National Narrow Gauge convention in Portland Maine earlier this month, along with 1575 of our new best friends! Someone must be doing narrow gauge!

            This convention is probably the premiere model railroading event in North America, exceeding that of the NMRA. All this from a group of unorganised narrow gauge modelers!

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Peterpools


              Randy

              I model in On30, enjoy both the scale and gauge and post quit often. I'm really not sure of the point you are making other then that if you model narrow gauge and post or conduct a thread in any of the other categories, we are embarrassed to be narrow gauge modelers? I try to put my posts in those categories where they belong. A structure whether a craftsman kit or scratch built, goes in the Craftsman category, because that is what it is and where it belongs. Narrow gauge hand laid track for example, could go in a number of categories and each topic has it's own place.

              Peter [:-kitty]


              Peter,

              WHOA,

              let me explain my rant, IN NO WAY WAS MY RANT AN OUT CALLING OF NARROW GAUGE EMBARRASMENT!!! It was more a calling of those who enjoy and admire the narrow gauge lines to stay within this tab insted of flying all over the board. why does a craftsman model of lets say the jefferson station belong only on the the craftsman board? is it not also intitled to be placed here where the narrow minded can enjoy it? and further more RELATE to it? my rant was not in any way ment to upset or as I stated FLAME anyone but more of a calling to keep or "share" narrow minded things HERE!! handlaying track can go several places but handlaying say HOn3 or in your case On3 (the hint is the n) should also be listed here. As stated if you model narrow gauge than post narrow gauge. if you wish to post else where GREAT but share with those who share the same interest and mind set also.

              My appoligies to ANYONE who miss understood my "rant" it is just dishearting to have to look all over the boards for items that belong here but never seem to be posted here IMHO.PLEASE forgive any misunderstanding.
              Texarado and Rio Grande RR

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              • #8
                I just returned from Co., rode the C&TSRR and the D&SRR on the 4th of July, and made the required Caboose Hobby stop! NARROW MINDED???? :crazy: NO WAY!!I'm so broad minded I even let my wife visit the hobby shop with me, course now that I think about it she had the money

                I model in On30 now was in Sn3 for 25yrs. I post in the On30 page because that's the first place my intrest sends me when I open the pages but I read them all and if another place is more appropiate I post there to.

                Just enjoy the forum and post anywhere you like, a great bunch of people here and they have a wealth of info and are willing to share!

                I know I have had an awful lot of my questions answered over the last few years here. I guess most here are standard gauge because their combined knowledge is broader not narrow [^] Have fun it's our HOBBY!

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                • #9
                  Welcome aboard the RRL forum, Randy. As I'm sure you're already noted, there's some incredible modeling talent here.

                  I just recently switched from modeling a 1960s HO layout to a late 1800s On30 layout. I've been posting my On30 questions in the On30 forum here, but I am going to be modeling logging operations, so I suspect I'll be hanging out here in this forum as well. Looking forward to following your layout progress, too.

                  Again, welcome to RRL!

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                  • #10
                    Randy

                    I don't believe posts or threads can be in more then one category at the same time, as it would simply eat up way too much space on the server. Just click on active topics when you log on and you will never miss any of the threads or posts you haven't readd yet. If you feel there should be a separate area for all narrow gauge posts, then I would suggest you just sent a PM or email to the moderator and discuss you ideas.

                    Peter [:-kitty]

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                    • #11
                      Hey welcome to the forum Randy! We are practically neighbors! I'm in Kansas. The reason I post on the 0n30 threads is thats what the moderators designated for 0n30 groups and would proboably get transferred if not posted in the proper location. If memory serves me right, I think this is the original place we started off with 0n30 years past? Anyway, its great to see you aboard and We all look forward to your contributions !

                      BobH

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