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31  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: This 2-8-0 is begging to be made into a production model! on: May 17, 2017, 05:05:24 PM
Lawndale had some nice looking stuff, no question.
NOT Colorado!
Somebody give him an Amen, brothers and sister!
Having been to almost every narrow gauge railroad in the US that has been running in my lifetime (yes, even Alaska and Hawaii, Im only lacking less than half a dozen in the lower 48), I get the appeal of Colorado/New Mexico NG operations. That and they stayed running as-is way later than any other.
But I get SO tired of internet forums and books that proclaim to be about NG is general but stop at anything with Rio or Grande in their names. There were (and still are) some very interesting NG lines elsewhere!

32  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Micro Enginering on: May 12, 2017, 01:12:07 PM
I searched online and turned up nothing for the company at all, just vendors selling their stuff.
Frankly, I was unimpressed with how fragile their track is, I busted two turnouts simply putting blue point turnout controllers into them when I was completing the track on my layout. They're comically fragile and I'd have gone with Peco if I had it to do again...

Just had track delivered direct by phone order from them 3 weeks ago.  If in doubt, call them and find out.
Tough to do without a phone number
33  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 10, 2017, 07:19:48 PM
Sorry. I thought the article was by Rich White.
Ah. He did a good job on his, liked the article and his modeling.
34  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 10, 2017, 05:30:12 PM
P51 - Are you Rich?   Even though it's a small pic, I can still tell what it is. I can look at the photos and see where they relate to the layout as a whole.  Neat job you have done with it.
Unsure of the context for the first question. The answer is either: No, Im middle class or, No, my name is Lee
As for the shots, thanks. I was reading through the magazine for the first time, sitting in my layout room, when it occurred to me that Id never seen photos of someone reading a model train magazine about a layout while standing in/adjacent to it. So I went even further with that idea.
This is the first real layout I ever built and the first article Ive ever had printed in any model train publication (Ive been printed plenty of time in military history magazines over the years, though).
I already have the idea for an article for the 2018 Annual which Chris Lane (the editor) gave the thumbs up for.
I also intend on doing a first-person article on my layout as if in the perspective of someone whod been there in the 1940s.
35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 10, 2017, 12:15:01 PM
I got mine today. When they feature layouts, I wish they would show a track plan or a long shot on all of them so you can get an idea what the whole thing looks like.
I agree that I, too, was wondering what some of them looked like overall. But the track plans are submitted with the articles, so it's up to the writers.
I did one with my layout article, though. They reproduced it very small but you still can get the idea.
36  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 08, 2017, 07:43:45 PM
I have been told the Annual has been seen on the shelves of Whistle Stop trains in Portland, Oregon.
Many authors have their copies as do most (if not all) pre-orders.
Mine showed up today.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone taking photos of a magazine alongside the real layout, so I figured, why not?

37  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 04, 2017, 02:22:08 PM
The On30 Annual has been shipped. Just heard from a pal of mine in Florida who got his copy in the mail today.  Grin
Haven't gotten mine yet (I ordered a few extras for obvious reasons, due to my layout article being in it), but I expect it any day now.
38  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Great Hill - Rail 2017 on: April 19, 2017, 07:33:23 PM
Great model work.
At 1:07, it was funny that a gift card for Coke was made into a billboard, as the builder didn't understand what it meant.
39  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Excursion car on: March 29, 2017, 07:41:50 PM
Great! Let us know how it looks when you get it.
It arrived yesterday and looks nice. No pictures as it looks exactly the picture in the Bachmann catalog (and I am lazy!!). Included in the box is a
postcard-sized memorial to Lee Ryan. I do like it.

Great.
When I went to the national train show in Portland, I was so hoping Lee Riley would be there so I could personally thank him for pushing On30 and getting the ET&WNC ten-wheelers into production in On30. But sadly, he didn't make that event and passed not long afterward.
I assume they're on the passenger car frames, from the pre-production sample I saw a while back in person...
40  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 18 foot Caboose and Cattle Car on: March 29, 2017, 03:38:13 PM
18 feet would be comically short for a cattle car...  Undecided
41  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: March 29, 2017, 11:27:51 AM
Just got the proof for my article last night. There were some corrections, but nothing big. I was advised the copy was going to the printer in about a week.
42  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Excursion car on: March 24, 2017, 03:14:21 PM
I just got a call from Trainworld that the excursion cars are in and ready to be shipped; my car is on the way.
Great! Let us know how it looks when you get it.
43  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 4-6-0 gear problem? on: March 22, 2017, 02:55:00 PM
Just curious, how long have you been running it?
I have 4 on my own layout and know others who've run theirs a lot of large layouts and this is the first I've heard of gear issues...
44  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: March 21, 2017, 11:17:47 AM
I send in my files (cover and interior) and I get a proof copy in about three days.
Well, I sent in my photos and article in January, and I still haven't seen the proof yet.
45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: March 20, 2017, 11:24:10 AM
I was at Winterail 2017 this past weekend and there was a White River rep there. She swore the annual would go out in April.
I'm not saying she's wrong, but the editor is still working on stuff and I have yet to see a proof. I'm not sure how they'll get it finished, printed and shipped in such a short timeframe, but once it's ready, it wouldn't take long to print it, I guess...
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