Tuesday December 22nd 2015.Tim
Tables for n scale don't actually have to be that big,
and at the same time when an enthusiast is considering
the role of the steam engine in empire building it's
difficult not to get carried away. Better to look a long
way down the track at something like the Hedjaz Railway
and try to remember what happened to the Ottoman Empire.
Curse TE Laurence if you want to, but if it had been up
to him the Sykes-Picot lines would never have been
might be the case that a more modern day empire builder
should consider a less tyrannical concept, such as a train
service between Columbia, Greensburg and Campbellsville.
This does mean if there's to be a Stonehenge, Graffiti, a
herd of Elephant and basking Crocodiles, a few liberties
will have to be taken in the areas of geography, history and
climate. But your correspondent is a firm believer in the
idea of Empire as belonging to the impossible dream.