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Author:  winced36 [ Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Great site for layout ideas

Thor Sheil's All-Gauge Model Railroading page remains a great place to go for layout ideas, especially of a Christmas (Yule) variety:

http://www.thortrains.net/

Thor may not be with us anymore, but thankfully his page remains in place. You can get lost in there for days.

Paul

Author:  winced36 [ Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Great site for layout ideas

It seems Thor's site has disappeared into the vapor that is the internet. He passed away a few years ago, and now his site has gone with him. It's unfortunate, as there was a lot of useful info on there.

This kinda plays into the notion that one can dispose of their hard-copy library because everything is seemingly available online. One has to think of an internet visit as the equivalent of a snapshot in time...what's there today may very well be gone tomorrow. Lack of interest (online views) often leads to content being removed.

Along those lines, I just ordered a bunch of reference books on prewar toys.

Paul

Author:  Howard [ Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Great site for layout ideas

Paul...
I too miss having Thor's site...there was so much old school info there...
Howard...

Author:  javinda [ Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Great site for layout ideas

I was just told about this from a friend............sad

Author:  winced36 [ Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Great site for layout ideas

Some of the guys over on OGR have gotten Thor's site back up and re-hosted. Here's the link:

http://www.thortrains.us/

Sounds like the hosting agreement is in place for three years. Hopefully someone will pick it up or extend the service beyond that. Until then, enjoy it.

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