Tony and all:
I am an admirer of Lane Stewart, and it's certainly true thatthe
magazine. No one, not even MR with all its resources, doesbetter.
I agree -- I love Lane's stuff, and Joe Crea's as well although I
don't want to model that way myself. (that said, I like Malcolm's
stuff for it's folk-artsy bizzare quality -- but, no, it's not the first
thing I'd point to if someone asked me to show them what a
detailed freight car looked like.
Narrow gauge modelers were really, in many ways, the first
prototype modelers, and the best way to learn how a wood car
was built is to build a PBL or San Juan DRGW box or gondola kit.
to single out funky and moldy and rundown aspects of thenarrow gauge
as well as short lines. Whether it's the natural constituency ofthe
magazine, or Brown's preference,One of the only negative comments I've ever heard about the
Gazette (and I admire Bob as a friend and modeler) is the way
the magazine ignores, or seems to ignore, even to the point of
denying it existed, Colorado narrow gauge. Maybe Bob figures
he covered a lot of Rio Grande in the early days of the magazine,
and doesn't have to now. Personally I'd rather see a detailed look
at Rio Grande rolling stock, or operations on Marshall Pass, than
another funky little 22" line that was used to deliver mud to a dam