Playing with trains

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by LIRR, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. LIRR

    LIRR Member

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    Has anyone here read sam poseys book? It's a good read, its amazing the amount of work that guy rolf put into his layout and still remained modest about the whole thing, i'd love to see a book devoted to poseys layout (Yes, i know half the book was about the birth and life of the midland but I'd love to see a book filled with pictures of the amazing scenery we only got a taste of in both ends of the book)

    I give this book an 8 out of 10
  2. Dave Flinn

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    I received it for Christmas, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. From all I've heard, it's a great book.
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    I've read it and enjoyed it. LIRR his layout has been in MR and Great Model Railroads. You can go to Trains.com and do a search on Posey or Colorado Midland, then look to your hearts content.
  4. wjstix

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    I just read it over the holidays. It's a good book, I disagree with some of his conclusions - like that there's a battle between 'operations guys' and 'scenery guys'. He overlooks that John Pryke and Tony Keuster are operators but have (or had) excellent scenery.

    (BTW - I couldn't find anything on Trains.com about him or the layout??):confused:
  5. Tyson Rayles

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    When you get to Trains.com click on Model Railroader then do the search.
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    me either, I have not seen or heard of, this book except for here. I went looking for the sceenics and could not find anything on the trains site,
  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Sorry it used to be anything that was in the mags was on their web site and you could pull it up and view it. I quit going there because the site was so slow and for a long time you couldn't post pics either. Guess this is one more reason not to go back. I don't understand why the mag. company that is supposed to be the leader in the field has one of the poorest websites I have ever seen.
  8. CalFlash

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    I haven't read the book but agree on your disagreement (huh :confused: ) When I lived in California, I visited an L&N layout in the Santa Barbara area whose design and scenery was fantistic. We met thru the Ops Sig group and he holds regular serious OpSessions. :thumb: