So, About That Whole Realism Thing…

You may recall certain posts of mine where I talked at length about realism, and accuracy, and data, and getting all the duckies in neat rows.  I was quite adamant and dogmatic about all that.  And I still hold to that.

… um, except until I don’t…

So there’s this fictional model railroad out there, conceived and executed by a guy named Eric Brooman.  He’s a fabulous artist and modeler, and I’ve admired his work from afar for decades.  I had lost track of his efforts back around 2002 or so.  A friend of mine recently introduced me to a Facebook group that follows  his fictional railroad, the Utah Belt.  And it took me about three days to decide to build a locomotive to his specifications.  A couple weeks later, and, well, see the picture at the top of this page for the results.

That’s right.  On my super-realistic D&RGW railroad, I now have a unit that is completely fictional.  That fiction is plausible in Eric’s world, but it’s not real.  I have officially gone off the rails, so to speak.

But, you know what they say.

Rule No. 1:

It’s MY Railroad!

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