@Tinplate Art posted:
SORRY, but I have to respectfully disagree about your dislike of reproductions. Many of us without the advantage of having been there in the "good early days" of collecting, or not having the financial ability to buy pristine examples of the original classic standard gauge, would not have been able to own them were it not for folks like Mike Wolf, John Daniels, Sirus and Varney and many others. There are many approaches to this hobby of ours and ALL are valid, but we will have to agree to disagree! :-)
Well, I certainly understand your point of view and also realize that my feelings on the subject are not shared by very many others. To me, there were so many wonderful models that could have been built, WHY copy something from a previous manufacturer? Even though I felt his models were cheap looking, I had no problem with the pieces John Daniel made, such as his standard gauge Hiawatha, as it was something that had never been done before. Yes, we will agree to disagree.