Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Model railway question

Do railway modellers indulge in "Imaginations" like some of us wargamers do? If so , can anyone direct me to some examples?

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  1. I think this might be one of the most famous examples.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuvS36EsGuo

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  2. Google is our friend... on this occasion.....

    https://www.google.sk/search?q=model+train+layouts+imaginary&biw=1484&bih=798&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIm8T38dj9xgIVAls-Ch15CA4f#imgrc=KzUYtelojUxWpM%3A

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    1. Some very interesting pictures,thanks.

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  3. Oh Yes, we definitely do. Right from the 1930's with John Ahern's "Madder Valley Railway" (google for details) still around to see at Pendon Museum, to one I'm currently following a build of via the RMweb, around Tolikien's "Hobbiton", complete with smokeweed store, little hillside houses, and hobbitses!There have been layouts based on "Wind in the Willows, Lyonesse, the works of Terry Pratchett, and many others. Practically every other model railway is freelance (or imaginary, if you like), especially in the narrow gauge railway world. My own is a product of home town history, being a proposed (way back in 1874) but never built tramway from Boston to Freiston Shore.
    My 'other' favourite hobby, taking up half my shed.

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  4. Oh Yes, we definitely do. Right from the 1930's with John Ahern's "Madder Valley Railway" (google for details) still around to see at Pendon Museum, to one I'm currently following a build of via the RMweb, around Tolikien's "Hobbiton", complete with smokeweed store, little hillside houses, and hobbitses!There have been layouts based on "Wind in the Willows, Lyonesse, the works of Terry Pratchett, and many others. Practically every other model railway is freelance (or imaginary, if you like), especially in the narrow gauge railway world. My own is a product of home town history, being a proposed (way back in 1874) but never built tramway from Boston to Freiston Shore.
    My 'other' favourite hobby, taking up half my shed.

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    1. Could you give me a link to the "Hobbiton" one please?
      Alan

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    2. The hobbit one is great (I found the link) and I will enjoy tracking ( no pun intended) down the rest...

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  5. Google again as a source, this time focused on the vision of cartoonist Rowland Emmett http://tinyurl.com/nrumgjo From there you can find mechanical and terrain builds in his styling and others at the http://gn15.info/forum/ and http://www.whymsical.com/index.php Keep in mind these are more on an extreme path of ImagiNation than general Railway modellers go...

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    1. Thanks for the links .I used to subscribe to AWNUTS magazine 25 + years ago but had forgotten about them. I am a big Emmett fan having seen his machines first as a boy in the 1960s in Edinburgh.

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