January 4, 2012

One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor...


This is for those of you that thought that the rock face looked like Mordor.  I always thought Middle Earth would  make  a neat setting for a Lord of the Rings inspired model railway. They didn't have steam power in Tolkien's world, so you'd have to come up with some other form of motive power. Water powered cable railway maybe?




6 comments:

  1. Excellent image! I'm thinking trains pulled by hundreds of orcs in blue striped engineer hats and overalls...

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  2. Orc power, maybe, but I think the dwarves would be the railroad engineers of Middle Earth. I'd do the railorad in On30 since that's pretty much fantasy anyway, throw in some LOTR gaming figures in 28mm scale and you could have a fun little project.

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  3. Potomac Creek Siding looks like an explosion in a butter factory. ;-)

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  4. It reminds me of when we're driving into Springfield Mass each year for the Amhearst Show. Usually we arrive there just after dark, and we usually will see it in the distance and proclaim "behold the Eye of Mordor", or to the locals the giant orange glowing basketball over the Basketball Hall of Fame. Looks especially eerie in a good fog..

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  5. Ah the buttery goodness of Durham's water putty. I sometimes put brown tempera powder in the water putty to tint it, but I didn't do it at Potomac Creek.

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