Simon Winter posted:

I'm guessing something has to have a counterpart in the 'real' world before there can be a 'model' of it. 

Simon

Welllll.....   There's one way to solve THAT problem!...

Protomodel

Was cleaning out some dead weight in the basement......old magazines.  Came across this cartoon in the September 1972 issue of Model Railroader

Not saying the economics make any sense, mind you.

But as American educator and diplomat Kingman Brewster, Jr. once said, 

     "There is a correlation between the creative and the screwball.  So we must suffer the screwball gladly!"

KD

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81g+PQpvmZL._SL1000_                                            I was surprised on another forum at how many model railroaders dislike Thomas Kinkaid displays. They are expensive and you can do little with them except turn them on and off. After you look at them for several seconds, the novelty wears off.

But I still like them.

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Vincent Massi posted:

1918_good_humor_deliveryGood Humor claims to have invented both the ice cream truck and the popsicle. And this 1918 Good Humor truck would make a nice addition to most lay-outs.

No, it is way too old and more importantly, much too gaudy for me.

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

2014-12-20%252009.29.30                                              My dad had a similar Lionel model of the signalman. When the train ran over the circuit, the door would open and the signalman would come out, raise his lantern and then go back inside It had stopped working by the time I was old enough to understand it.

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3716e43e61d658425eb4b5c42ff23fc0                                                                                                      The fellow bought these two toy cars and converted them to Christmas accessories. We've only got 111 days to go!

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Vincent Massi posted:

685378-01__52364.1543686867.500.750                                                                    It would certainly add variety to your lay-out.

Yes, if it had scale wheels.

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

5169791d88fcc_52230b                                            For my Christmas display, Yes. 

M&M collectibles are glitzy, well-made plastic. There are lots of them, and every Christmas there will be lots more. If you like them (I only like them for my Christmas lay-out), you don't have to spend a fortune on them--there will plenty more in December.

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Vincent Massi posted:

200464192014_on3trk3Absolutely! Especially if it runs!

I like it. That could probably be made in On2½ using one of Bachmann's rail trucks.

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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