The Ultimate?

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The Ultimate?

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:32 pm

Property for sale in Story Book Estates, Sherwood, Oregon. No point in having a hornby now chaps this guy makes us all look a wee bit unambitious. A master model maker is selling his hoose and his railway he built himself including all the locos built from scratch. The price ...$6.5m but hey ... how cool does it look.

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Re: The Ultimate?

Postby skyblue » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:26 pm

This begs the question - when does a 'model' railway stop being a model and become a 'real' railway?

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Re: The Ultimate?

Postby glencairn » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:22 pm

Love the trestle bridge. Riding the train over it - what confidence in his building. 8) As for the rest of the layout - beyond words. Then the scenery ______ amazing!!

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Re: The Ultimate?

Postby b308 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:06 pm

skyblue wrote:This begs the question - when does a 'model' railway stop being a model and become a 'real' railway?

Difficult call, my view (though only mine!) is that 5" gauge and above is Model Engineering, not Model Railways, even though it's a model of a railway... Otherwise something like the Ratty or RHDR would also be model railways... In theory...

However if you check Wikki they include up to 7 1/4" gauge as well, I suspect due to their American backers who have bigger baseboards (sorry, gardens!)...

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