Re: [R] Sunset in Dortmund

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:57:01 -0500

on 07/03/2008 09:21 AM John Kane wrote:

> 
> 
> --- On Wed, 7/2/08, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> 

>> From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz@comcast.net>
>> Subject: Re: [R] Sunset in Dortmund
>> To: johannes_at_huesing.name
>> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Received: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 3:58 PM
>> on 07/02/2008 02:37 PM Johannes Huesing wrote:
>>> Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net> [Wed,
>> Jul 02, 2008 at 06:22:40PM CEST]:
>>>> For those attending useR! 2008 next month,
>> something to look forward to:
>>>>
>> http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=84455
>>> THIS is a sunset over Dortmund:
>>>
>>> http://www.23hq.com/mBusolt/photo/2230816
>>>
>>> Deep in the west, where dust settles on the sun. Oh,
>> that's the neighbours.
>>
>> LOL! I think that is what it will look like from my hotel
>> room, which
>> is near the Dortmund Hbf along Königswall.
>>
>> :-)
>>
>> Marc
>
> Lots of train fans would pay extra for a hotel with such a view

At the peril of taking this thread further astray, I agree, having been one in my youth growing up in and around New York City in the 60's and 70's. My cousin had an extensive Lionel O gauge model set in his attic and I always aspired to having my own, though it never happened due to the lack of room.

I used to frequently travel into Manhattan via subway (lived in Queens at the time) and would spend hours at a model train hobby store in the mid-40's. Great place where you walked in downstairs below street level to find a wonderful collection of model trains and related items. I think I found it:

   http://www.theredcaboose.com/

I fell in love with the Märklin brand German model trains (http://www.marklin.com/) and designed my "never to be" layout upon them.

Just found an article from 2003 that references it:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F06E7D81331F936A25752C0A9659C8B63

OK...enough reminiscing...back to work... :-)

Regards,

Marc



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