Friday, October 7, 2011

A lesson from the Madder Valley RR?

I struggled a bit figuring out where to place the Madder Valley in the Museum / Gallery / Studio diagram. I think it goes in the Museum / Gallery overlap, but since it is after all now on display in a museum (and is a model of railroad operation), I weaselled out and placed it right on the Museum / Gallery boundary in the museum side. One thing that I think identifies this landmark layout as Gallery is, as the narrator points out, for Mr. Ahern doing what he wanted over-rode conventional consistency - for example, running locomotives he liked if they fit on the track and not worrying if they were a different scale.

And all this Venn diagram stuff aside, this is a fun video, especially the scenes going down the track taken from the front of the train.

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