my first thought was: "odd choice for 1/29..because everyone in 1/29 models only late steam or diesels..nothing as early as "Minnetonka""..
but then I thought: "maybe the only reason everyone in 1/29 models only "late steam and diesels" is simply because that is all that has been available so far!"
This could open up a previously under-served market for "older" 1/29 standard gauge modeling..which is probably deseriable,
and which up to now has been limited to only narrow gauge..
Whats the oldest prototype currently available in 1/29?
1940's steam probably?? 1920's steam maybe..still "modern" by most accounts..
'Minnetonka' was built in 1870, is today preserved at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
I like it!