Middle Earth RR

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by billk, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. billk

    billk Active Member

    Here's an idea - What if J.R.Tolkien was a model railroader? Think of the possibilities for scenery - Lava flows, dragon caves, weird rock formations. The RR could be run by gnomes, opening up all sorts of strange designs. Industries -- how about dwarven mines and foundries, etc.
    Bill K
  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    A kindred spirit!
    I like the idea. Gotta get one of the 3-D Programs before I can start on ideas like that or my Sci-Fi rails.
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

  4. Rex Pellinore

    Rex Pellinore New Member

    There are several model railroads which incorporate Middle Earth as a setting, or for design elements. The most famous is probably the Gondor & Rohan of C. J. Obregon. My own ATSF incorporates some elements, including dwarven mines and The King Under the Mountain (hidden staging yard.)

    Peter T. Prunka
    Rex pellinore V, President
    Avalon, Tintagel & Santa Fe Rwy.
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Rory & Peter, welcome to the gauge.

    Rory, I couldn't get that link to work either, perhaps something is missing.

    Checked out your website Peter, very nice indeed and easy to flip through.
    Keep up the good work.


    NARA Member #24
  6. billk

    billk Active Member

    Peter - really like your web site - would love to see some pictures, or did I just miss them on my quick scan through? It sounds like what I had in mind when I started this thread, only for myself on a smaller scale (I don't mean N to Z, I mean number of square feet.) and maybe even more Middle Earth oriented, if that's possible.
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    This reminds me of that thread we had going a couple of months ago on futuristic, or sci-fi model railroading. We got some heated debate going over that one!
    My thinking on the matter is that model railroading is just another artistic medium. If you dream it - build it!

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