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  • jmac_han
    Congratulations to Reynard Wellman, Micron-Art for his award-winning 1888 Capitol City Passenger Station which was chosen by Z_Scale members as the Best New
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 1, 2002
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      Congratulations to Reynard Wellman, Micron-Art for his
      award-winning 1888 Capitol City Passenger Station which was
      chosen by Z_Scale members as the Best New Product of 2001.

      You can enjoy seeing this beautiful structure on Z_Scale's cover
      page at:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/z_scale or at Micron Art's home
      page:

      http://www.micronart.com

      Have a happy summer vacation season,

      Jeffrey MacHan
      Moderator
    • ztrack@aol.com
      Reynard, Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so glad to see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and well
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
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        Reynard,

        Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so glad to
        see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and well
        deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the incredible
        work!

        Rob Kluz

        Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
        6142 Northcliff Blvd.
        Dublin, OH 43016
        Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
        www.ztrack.com
      • Reynard Wellman
        Rob, Thanks, we ll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some surprising new products over the coming seasons. The 1888 station was built for
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
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          Rob,
          Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some
          surprising new products over the coming seasons.

          The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
          Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas state
          capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
          the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
          Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by slicked
          up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
          up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In another
          photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
          master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.

          If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
          these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
          from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
          century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
          Thanks, General Motors.

          Reynard.

          ztrack@... wrote:

          > Reynard,
          >
          > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
          > glad to
          > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and
          > well
          > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
          > incredible
          > work!
          >
          > Rob Kluz
          >
          > Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
          > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
          > Dublin, OH 43016
          > Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
          > www.ztrack.com
          >
          > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
          >
          >
          > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


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        • Randy Smidt
          It s been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were). Randy Smidt
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
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            It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
            think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were).

            Randy Smidt

            Reynard Wellman wrote:

            > Rob,
            > Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with
            > some
            > surprising new products over the coming seasons.
            >
            > The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
            > Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas
            > state
            > capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
            >
            > the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
            >
            > Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by
            > slicked
            > up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
            >
            > up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In
            > another
            > photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
            > master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.
            >
            > If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
            > these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
            >
            > from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
            > century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
            >
            > Thanks, General Motors.
            >
            > Reynard.
            >
            > ztrack@... wrote:
            >
            > > Reynard,
            > >
            > > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
            > > glad to
            > > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure
            > and
            > > well
            > > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
            > > incredible
            > > work!
            > >
            > > Rob Kluz
            > >
            > > Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
            > > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
            > > Dublin, OH 43016
            > > Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
            > > www.ztrack.com
            > >
            > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
            > >
            > >
            > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
            >
            >
            > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
          • Reynard Wellman
            Hello Randy, Yes, the Union Depots found in our largest cities were like cathedrals devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
            Message 5 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
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              Hello Randy,

              Yes, the "Union Depots" found in our largest cities were like cathedrals
              devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
              and large structures is great, so too are the effects upon the spirit of
              a city. Now these old stations are revered by preservationists and many
              have been remodeled as public museums and shopping malls and
              restaurants, which is fine with me.

              Last year my wife and I ate at the Union Depot in St. Louis and it was
              like visiting a railroad theme park interspersed with shops and
              restaurants. Many young adults were having a ball in this spacious and
              interesting depot. At least small business has survived the demise of
              railroad passenger travel.

              Best regards,
              Reynard

              Would that today we could

              Randy Smidt wrote:

              > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
              > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
              > were).
              >
              > Randy Smidt

              SNIP>


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            • Reynard Wellman
              Hello Randy, Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is the completed thought: Would that today we could achieve such fine
              Message 6 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
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                Hello Randy,

                Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is
                the completed thought:

                "Would that today we could" achieve such fine architectural expression
                in our public spaces, whether they be railroad depots or even shopping
                malls. Most megalithic architecture of today is more like a blight of
                commercialism than a satisfying artistic expression of liberty and free
                enterprise.

                Reynard Wellman


                Reynard Wellman wrote:

                > SNIP>
                >
                > Would that today we could
                >
                > Randy Smidt wrote:
                >
                > > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
                >
                > > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
                > > were).
                > >
                > > Randy Smidt
                >
                > SNIP>
                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
                >
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