Re: Pacemaker boxcar usage off-line of NYC


Tim O'Connor
 

Jim

Don't forget the spectacular mile-long Alfred H. Smith bridge below Albany;
the massive double track steel truss at Kingston (imported by Overland in brass);
the amazing 3-level flyover bridges at Fuller Station NY and the twin steel trestles
over the gorge at Fuller just a mile or so to the south.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&;source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=selkirk+NY&aq=&sll=37.926868,-95.712891&sspn=58.180705,103.183594&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Selkirk,+Albany,+New+York&ll=42.725523,-73.960299&spn=0.003476,0.008342&t=k&z=18

People do model the NYC -- I think Jim Six and others are fans of NYC flat land
railroading in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. And there are quite a few fans here in
New England where we still call it the "Boston & Albany".

Tim O'Connor

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Also, it's hard to model 2 or 4 track mainline action in a reasonable space! It's not "quaint". No mountains. What "spectacular" scenery there is consists of massive items like a very large bridge across the wide and deep Niagara River gorge just north of the Falls etc.

However, do we really know how many layouts have actually been constructed for any given prototype railroad? How many NYC-themed model railroads exist? There's really no way of knowing, is there?

Jim Yaworsky

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