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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

Joined: Sat Dec 4th, 2010
Location: Aurora, Colorado USA
Posts: 251

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:

Ronnie D.
Owner and Builder of The R&P Lumber Company.
I also Build and sell "On30 Logging and Detail Parts on Ebay.
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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2019 03:55 pm
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Joined: Tue Mar 31st, 2009
Location: Whitby, Ontario Canada
Posts: 717
If I could own any model railroad in the world,

it would have to be the magnificent


of George Sellios of FSM fame.

Visited it 4 times over the years.

mike lynch

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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2019 06:24 pm
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Joined: Tue Nov 13th, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 109
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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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 01:45 am
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Joined: Sun Aug 28th, 2011
Posts: 450
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.

Did I ever mention that I like trains?
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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2019 01:26 am
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1211
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.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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 Posted: Wed Jun 12th, 2019 03:12 pm
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Rick Dow

Joined: Wed Nov 1st, 2017
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 130
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. 



When you come to a fork in the road - take it.... Yogi Berra
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