Re: RPM Chicagoland Photos
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Tin O’Connor wrote:
“Question: Who first popularized "shelf" style, "walk around" model railroads? A major RPM milestone, IMO.”
Tough question, popularized it…the Lionel display layouts in NYC were somewhat walk around and some department store layouts were true walk arounds. If by popularized the meaning is shared across a great number of modelers then it may have been John Allen, John Armstrong or even David Barrows?
There were a lot of early layouts where the center was the “operators pit”, and if you forget that and just look at the track plan, it was possible to walk around the outside of the layout…back then, it just wasn’t viewed from that perspective.
I think the development of portable throttle technology heavily influenced the popularity of walk arounds…in that case it would be a “what” and not a “who”?
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