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 Posted: Wed Jan 4th, 2017 10:22 pm
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Reg H wrote: I like the plan.  Not unlike my own.  A simple point to point.  

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Thanks, Reg.
There's also a nice guy in Napavine that has a layout very similar as well, in On30. I've talked to him several times but I keep procrastinating going down to see it.
https://sites.google.com/site/nvngrr/



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Looks like switching can keep you busy.  I like that mucho much.  Got any hawks for your squirrel problem?;)
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Within a 2-week period, I've found that my layout will be in TWO model train publications this year.
I have confirmed my layout will be in the On30 Annual for 2017! It's the "Tweetsie Inspired" layout mentioned in the pre-order form: https://shop.whiteriverproductions.com/products/on17
Also, the online Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine will be running one of my photos of the layout in an upcoming issue: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/



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Congratulations!!!!
That is really cool.
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Reg H wrote: Congratulations!!!!




That is really cool.





Thanks a lot, Reg.

Frankly, when I look at my layout, all I see is the stuff I wanted to do but couldn't or failed at what I'd had in my mind. I guess many people in the hobby feel that. I guess I am surprised the annual wanted to run a feature on my layout, or that HRH contacted me to use one of my photos (usually, that's the other way around).

But still, for my first real layout ever, made all by myself other than the wiring and the curtains, I think I haven't done too bad.

My first attempt at publications was submitting to MR and that was met with an obvious "Meh," from a magazine that is notoriously unimpressed with On30 as a whole (and was the last hobby publication to stop using the "On2 1/2" designation). So I was surprised to get a far better reception from other publications.

Submitting to the annual was a tough decision, as RMC said they'd run an article on my layout first, but I decided I wanted to support the Annual for what it's done for us in the hobby (frankly, I considered the Annual to highlight far better work than I've done on my layout). That, and it seems like the annual is more often kept by modelers when they throw out all their other hobby magazines over time.

The cover price is a pain, as I would of course want some extra copies (and one for my parents) and they are NOT cheap. But for what I have, I feel the Annual is the superior publication and one I feel I should feel better about being accepted into.




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Lee:
I agree with you on the annual.  It is a great publication.  I don't buy it every year, but, obviously, will get a copy this year.
I am really fond of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.  They have great articles and treat On30 well.  I keep all of mine.
I quit subscribing to the "mainline" magazines a long time ago.  
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Reg H wrote: I agree with you on the annual.  It is a great publication.  I don't buy it every year, but, obviously, will get a copy this year.

I am really fond of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.  They have great articles and treat On30 well.  I keep all of mine.

I quit subscribing to the "mainline" magazines a long time ago.  


Even though I never stopped being a 1:1 scale train fan, I had been out of the model railroading hobby since the 90s (I had a horrible experience with a HO module club that soured me for a very long time), so I did subscribe to MR (and still do) to catch up with all the changes that took place while I was gone. If I'd been in the hobby all along, I probably wouldn't have subscribed to that.
The Annual is something I have bought every year since I got into On30 a few years back, as it shows a lot of interesting stuff, especially now that they're getting away from the "look at this whimsical loco/layout" articles that I see from earlier ones. On30 has grown up and I think is no longer a gauge just for people who want to do everything differently (cutely is more like it).
As for NG&SG, it is a great publication, but I get tired of it's mostly, "All Colorado/New Mexico prototype" stance. I like the D&RG-ish stuff*, but that's been done TO DEATH long before I was even born. It gets old real fast for me as I'm more a fan of the lines outside of that region...


*as can be seen here:




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I presume that's the PSC/MMI On3 model Lee. Where did you get yourself scanned for the 3D printed figure? It's very realistic! ;)



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Lee:
It seems just about everyone who visits the Colorado narrow gauge gets hooked on it.  You are right, there is a lot of the Colorado stuff in the Gazette, mixed in with New England 2-foot, but good modeling ideas and techniques nonetheless.
My 1:1 narrow gauge experience is the White Pass & Yukon. But my layout is based on the idea that somebody beat the Northern Pacific to the Chehalis to Raymond route with a narrow gauge line.  The change of the name of Willapa Bay to Henderson Bay and the town of Raymond to Henderson is to honor a life long friend and avid railfan (though he disliked the term, preferring ferroequinology archaeologist) who passed away in 2007. 
He loved the NP route to Raymond, loved narrow gauge, but was really attracted to "funkies".  We once "chased" the cranberry bog railroads on the Washington coast.  Anyone devoted to the funkier side of railroading will know the name John Henderson.  His passing contributed to the demise of the Tall Timber Short Lines magazine.  I haven't been on a railfan excursion since he passed.
I really liked the early HOn30 stuff (who were those two guys?), but I got completely hooked on On30 by one of the early ads for the Bachmann stuff.  Alongside my preference of modeling in 1/4" scale. 
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Reg,
That concept is a good one. Chuck Rickets did something very similar with his large On30 On30 layout in Olympia: slateworks wrote:
I presume that's the PSC/MMI On3 model Lee. Where did you get yourself scanned for the 3D printed figure? It's very realistic! ;)I know a guy who can scan people for 3D work. If I modeled in G, I'd have had one made of myself, but in O, I'd just look like any other figure I already have.



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