Re: Solving everything

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Roger Parry wrote:
I have leased 4 of these beasts to haul coal tar from a nearby steel
mill to my tie plant in the Pacific Northwest. I like the car and
acquired the first two when they were not so popular. They make a
unique picture on my interchange and on the car float! Modelers license.
This is not meant as a criticism of Roger, who can do whatever he wants on his layout, and none of us can object. But I would like to gently criticize the concept of "modeler's license," which is achieved perhaps most cogently in Tony Koester's comment, that if you don't model real railroading, you're just playing with trains.

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