Re: John Allen
Miller,Andrew S. <asmiller@...>
Tim,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You didn't do your industrial switching with a numbered stegosaurus, did
you? How would one put a DCC decoder in one today? ;-)
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: John Allen
Paul Hillman wrote
As a kid in the 1960's I read my father's entire collectionJohn Allen brought fun into model railroading...
of MR's Trains and RMC's from the 40's and 50's and once those
Varney ads starting showing up with John Allen's photos I was
hooked! Nothing grabbed my imagination more than his scenes
packed with details and even, shall we say, a narrative? That
is to say, he was telling a story - fiction, no doubt - but it
was a good story and I think it inspired many people to strive
to become better modelers.
I say this even though I never was interested in John's style
of modeling. I was far more interested in Frank Ellison's Delta
Lines: complex, realistic, mainline operations-oriented layout.
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