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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on May 29, 2019, 12:08:39 PM

Title: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on May 29, 2019, 12:08:39 PM
The museum has. been imitated
. https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=108290
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Benjamin Richards on May 29, 2019, 12:47:07 PM
The ballast in that photo was so pristine, I thought it was a computer rendering at first...
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Joe Fox on May 29, 2019, 11:23:02 PM
For those who may not know of Train Mountain, they are the worlds largest 7.5" gauge railroad with over 37 miles of track. Not 37 scale miles, that is 37 ACTUAL miles of track. A very impressive railroad. Much like us, they host a few work parties through out the year that are 7-9 day sessions.
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: John McNamara on May 30, 2019, 12:11:17 AM
Where is Train Mountain?
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Philip Marshall on May 30, 2019, 01:20:19 AM
It's in Chiloquin, Oregon as I understand.
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 30, 2019, 09:10:09 AM
Someone more tech savvy than I should let them know that they were inspired by a 2 footer in Maine, not a broad gauge 3 footer in Maine.  We are only three times larger than they are, not 5 times larger.
Title: Re: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 30, 2019, 09:13:24 AM
I did (under the guise of the official WW&F YouTube account) make a comment (with 2' correction) to the video of their crane in action.