The Autonomous Collective of Comecon Gunzles (ACCG Epoch IV)
Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:07 AM
I have returned from an all-expenses paid holiday to the Fun-Loving Socialist Workers holiday camps in Siberia. It lasted about 7 years with time off for good ... er, reward for studying the works of our beloved leader (not to be confused with Great Leader, held in awe by our fraternal comrades in Pyongyang).
In my absence I have been studying diverse subjects like "Sabotage of a Certain Modellbahn in Hamburg" by a close and intimate study of the building itself, Capitalist revisionism at an unnamed Museum of Science and Technlogy in Munich and most recently, the feeding habits of the uber capitalist at a Convention held in the Ultimate Betrayal of Workers Rights country in a Gulag called Pasadena (it was disguised as a Narrow Gauge Convention).
I am pleased to notice that in my absence, the flag has indeed been kept flying in this oasis of workers freedom, and that office bearers are still active in their pursuit of workers rights and the occasional free beer. Long may this continue.
I request re-admittance to the Politburo if that is alright with the rest of you chaps.
In Fraternal Socialism
Stephen Magee (or, to use the patronymic, Stefan Raymondovitch)
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:35 PM
Welcome back Comrade Raymondovitch.
You must have a lot to tell! The debriefing can commence as soon as we can find Commrade Benn who is too busy out somewhere bird watching. We should organize a Politburo meeting within the next 5 years or so. I have little time to spare for politics as I have been learning how a lumber mill can be a worker's paradise. ( http://www.trainmast...h/XCV-15-06.htm ).
Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:53 AM
I do confess to visiting a certain model railway in a converted warehouse in Hamburg. Purely for research purposes, you understand, to better understand the intricacies of the Capitalist mind. I shall use the code words: "It was fantastic". Also a Swiss (purportedly neutral, but ...) exhibit where I expected to see "Krokodils" but only saw large, and by Socialist standards ultra-modern electric locomotives. And a scale tactical model, bogusly labelled the Gothard Tunnel, which any good socialist would immediately see as a plan for subversive invasion of our Workers paradise by subterranean tunneling methods.
In a similar vein. I did spend an inordinate amount of time in a Beer Bar in Brugge, comparing Trappist Rochefort 10 with our own Socialist lager, "Scrapings Of Fuel Tanks of T-32 Tank Pilsener". A difficult task, requiring much sampling. I forget the result for some reason. The day after wasn't much better. I do not believe that any of our fraternal comrades are at a suitable stage of development to understand the underlying truths of eight days Eurail travel on various contrivances called ICE's, or in truly decadent France, Thallys. So I shall retain information this until I am properly debriefed.
(And a vote of thanks to the South Hants club for allowing me into their premises.)
Comrade Marsh may recall a meeting with him and a friend of mine with a Scottish accent at a Brisbane AMRA show. Said friend (Charles Emerson) is now a keen student of all things DR, at a pinch, things DB, and in certain instances things that might have been DB or DR but in either case, never were.
And comrades, I have not been inactive on the modelling front, please follow the link below to view the On30 Lumber Mountain Railroad, the prototype for a new and revolutionary form of transport. The views were taken some time ago, but at least show the basic geography.
It is a ,pdf, so if you are in a country of our glorious socialist brotherhood, you may wish to skip across the border to a decadent western country with a fast broadband connection.
May the revolution continue!
Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:01 AM
I do wish you wouldn't post a link to something that degrades my own poor efforts at portraying just how we would impose a socialist railway system on the bastion of capitalism.
(Or, in code, that if very well done. I overcame the horrifying prospect of modelling a large sawmill by postulating that where the operator stands IS the sawmill, just that all he can see is the log pond for arrivals and its headshunt which - in time - will also be the loading dock for finished lumber products)
Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:17 AM
It might be an alternative short form in the local dialect, but the correct term for sugar beet is Zuckerrübe. There used to be special trains in the autumn to collect the sugar beet but the profit-making, cost-saving capitalists deemed that their privately owned lorries should nowadays be used for this purpose.
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