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I have just finished rereading the whole thread ()seen only in bits and pieces as it grew over the years).   I have to echo what many have said earlier:  marvelous stuff!  The architecture and the engineering really interest me though I have no desire whatever to live there, at any point:  too many people packed into tiny spaces!

Anyway, I wanted to make an observation:  reading through the collectors guides, one reads criticism of the various toy/model train manufacturers' street light/lamp post offerings as being too large and out of scale.  Looking through these pics, I believe that criticism to be invalid.   Some of those lights and posts appear to fully 30 - 40 feet tall.  Some of them may even be too *short* paired with SG trains.

It was also interesting to see prototypes of crossing sheds, crossing gates, and signals that inspired many miniature offerings.   It was like looking at a Lionel, Flyer, IVES, or Bing catalog.

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