charlie6017 wrote:Everyone is allowed their opinion. You don't have to like it--but it's his railroad, so..............
I reserve the right to point and laugh if it warrants it. Especially when someone sticks on the internet.
Not completely sure how you rationalize this, as most companies evolve and change their looks over the years--including railroads.
That would be finances, finances and finances. Could the Central have held on without the merger? Probably if it went to an extreme austerity footing. At the very least staying with the Cigar band.
Hmmm...........seems to me that the folks at the Finger Lakes Railway have done well with recreating the "Lightning Stripes." They are quite successful, so I don't think their thinking is that fuzzy. And since you have been here for just a couple of minutes--this is a big boy board. Wanker? Really??
I've been here since 2005. I hardly call that a few minutes.
The Finger Lakes' Railroad has all of fourteen locomotives. They can afford the man-hours to do a complicated scheme for the tourists.
The Central had hundreds. He's a wanker or a vestie if you'd prefer, because he thinks a class one would use a expensive to paint scheme on hundreds of locomotives. He has no concept of what an actual railroad of that size would do. There was a reason the Central went to the cigar band in the first place. Ignoring that makes you a wanker.
charlie6017 wrote:Whoops! You must have missed this part of a paragraph (see below) from the website! So I will post another link for you so you can view for yourself.
Q: What clues of the past from the (actual) company exist on your layout
that hint or solidify the new alternate reality of this great company?
A: First, to clarify, there is no layout for the NYCS concept; it operates
on several club layouts in the Denver area.
He could have at least had the decency to make sure that photos of NYC painted equipment didn't appear on the internet in mountainous scenery.
I am proud to be a rivet counter. If I don't like your work, I'm not afraid to say so. If I think your Vlasic Pickle car has no prototype, I'll say so. If you ask me what's the point, I'd just say I prefer not to have my time wasted by having nauseating models intrude upon my visual sphere and otherwise disrupt my enjoyment of a perfectly pleasant past time, which is the accurate and realistic depiction of the splendor of American railroads, as they truly were.
Which is not to say that I won't insult any modeler personally. Some of the nicest people I know are rotten modelers. On the other hand, I am not a nice person. Some lucky people are good modelers and nice, to boot. Nice people criticize me because I am nasty. I don't take this personally, any more than I expect the crummy modelers to take my criticism of their models personally. I accept the fact that I'm a rotten s.o.b. and I expect them to accept the fact that they'll never graduate from toy trains. That's just the way things are.