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A visit to Malcolm Furlow's San Juan Central

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A visit to Malcolm Furlow's San Juan Central
Posted by MidlandPacific on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 8:12 AM

Link and story here, but a photo to whet your interest:

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:03 PM

Glad to see that Malcolm's masterpiece still survives.  The article was very enjoyable and brought back many good memories of the late 80s when my son and I were inspired by the pages of MRR mag. along with Malcolm's artistry and techniques.

Thanks and regards, Peter  

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 7, 2021 12:23 PM

Forgot to mention how much I enjoyed reading about Malcolm Furlow in Sam Posey's wonderful book: Playing With Trains-A Passion Beyond Scale

Regard, Peter

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 3:47 PM

I believe that the SAN JUAN CENTRAL was in the National Model Train Museum in San Diego.

Is the Model Train Museum no more? What about the other displays that were there? Are they in Sacramento now as well?

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:39 AM

I found this 90 minute video on Furlow's Rio Chama Western. It reminds me very much of John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid.

Malcolm Furlow: Rio Chama Western - YouTube

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