The Hook River Mining Company,
a 1/4 inch to the foot scale,
narrow gauge model railroad.
The bits on the track
Starting from virtually scratch means a lot of things need doing. While glue was drying and my mind mulling over the scenery, I busied myself with a few ideas regarding motive power and the like. Railroads are all well and good, but without locomotives of some sort they are totally useless.
Being a completely freelanced concept, means I have a lot of scope for my locos. I can do anything I want. Well, almost. The power will be based on scraps left over from stuff I had 20 odd years ago. All they need is a bit of cleaning, some oil on bearings and figuring out how to put it all together into feasible units, that (were they real) would actually work.
Hook River is a small mining company, which generates a good turnoverbut is not in the big league by any means. As a result it would not need huge locomotives or the like, just something that works and gets the job done.
But it's not prototype!Prototype? What's prototype?
Cutting it to the chase: an original model on which something is patterned or a Standard or typical example (Merriam-Webster).
So what I'm doing fits in with that. Doesn't it.
Dec 16, 2017