Re: Ratios


Exactly, Tony. I try to be correct, but sometimes you see something and just have to have it.


Brian Ehni

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Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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It’s my railroad.

Brian cites the familiar "Rule No. 1" employed by many modelers. But as Tony Koester often says, if you hide behind Rule No. 1 all the time, you are confessing that you aren't really trying to model anything specific. That's a perfectly fine hobby, but it's not modeling real railroading. I think if you use the context right (as I believe Brian does), Rule No. 1 only says "I get to choose my prototype and era," but I would say, "beware of using Rule No. 1 for everything."

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