East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicles of an On30 quarry railroad

GP&C - Notes about Ideals

January 4, 2004

A weekend in Renick running trains on Dan George's layout. I look at all the work he has put into structures and resin kits and details layer upon layer, and I just have to say "no". I do not have the experience, time, or money that would be necessary to pursue model railroading like this.

Dan George's Spring Creek Lumber Company HO scale layout | April 2005

But I am becoming increasingly able to define the basic charactaristics of my Dry Fork layout that most prevent it from being like Dan's Spring Creek layout. A lot of the differences don't have anything to do with time or money.

And having spent so much time discussing model railroading and modeling techniques with Dan, I am also becoming aware of a "talk" that does not match my "walk".