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YOUR DREAM LAYOUT ! - The Chance To Own ANY Legendary Layout Throughout History ?
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 Posted: Thu Feb 24th, 2011 08:12 am
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Run Down And Poor Lumber Company
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MinerFortyNiner,

Many Thanks !!!

I bust my rear end for 2 years straight, to get this layout done,
for the 23rd Narrow Gauge Convention held in Denver that year.

And I started with a empty building from the ground up.

And not to toot my own horn !!!
But I got more work done in 2 years,
where it would have taken most guys in this hobby 10 years to do !!

PS. I really enjoy your work !!!
And the detailing on your little Porters are top notch !!

Ronnie D. :cb:




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If I could own any model railroad in the world,

it would have to be the magnificent

FRANKLIN AND SOUTH MANCHESTER

of George Sellios of FSM fame.

Visited it 4 times over the years.


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Without hesitating for a second.

'Port Caribou R.R. & Western Navigation'  by Dick Patterson.

It was featured in Nov 1997 Model Railroader...
A 16 x 16 1/2 island type HOn3 layout,
several loops intermeshed with each other, "European style".

Great scenery, working drawbridge, real DEEP water in the harbor,
and a paddlewheel ferry that actually moved in and out of it.
Have scanned the article, but think I can't post it here,
anybody interested give me his email address.

Dick also built the "Dolly Varden" layout.
A strange concept where one looks in a gorge,
with tracks coming out of the sheer walls,
and crossing the abyss...
However these are several unconnected loops,
so no operation that makes sense is possible...
only optical illusion.

I understand Dick went to the Great Roundhouse long ago.
I am afraid the layouts are gone too.




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As a kid I stumbled across a Model Railroader magazine,
with the 'Marquette & Independence' M.R. project layout.

Something about that plan and how self contained it is,
with lots of switching and a small yard has just stuck in my mind.

One Day I will probably build it,
but it will be either N scale, or 1:55n3.




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There are a number of great layouts to choose from.

I think I would be very happy with the Alturas & Lone Pine by Whit Towers.



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Hi All,

Mike, really nice to see a revival of this thread.

It was probably overdue,
as an entertaining outlet for all us dreamers.

In my case, it's a difficult challenge.
I have found that the majority of the model railroads,
that I admired the most from a scenery perspective,
were not the best when it came to Operation.

From an Operation perspective,
most great layouts built with Operation in mind,
are not "Scenery masterpieces".
Although some certainly are.

Plus, the style of Operation would play an important role for me,
as I like running a train from start to finish as an Engineer,
rather than handing trains off to the next Dispatcher.

So I don't have an answer to this question,
but I promise to have come to some kind of a decision,
by this time tomorrow. 

:doh:

Rick




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