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Great Model Railroads
Posted by Colorado Ray on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:21 PM

In this year's Great Model Railroad's editorial, Steven Otte suggests we let him know of future Great Model Railroads.  Seems to me this forum has some prime candidates.  Not to slight anyone, but my first votes go to Wayne, Ed, and Mel.  Please add your favorites.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:31 PM

Thanks for your generous assessment of my layout, Ray, but I doubt that it will ever make the grade. 
Right now, I'd consider it about 25% "done" (done being a very unspecific value) and given the constraints of time, I doubt that it will even get to 50% "done".

I do heartily agree with your other choices, though.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:39 PM

Colorado Ray

In this year's Great Model Railroad's editorial, Steven Otte suggests we let him know of future Great Model Railroads.  Seems to me this forum has some prime candidates.  Not to slight anyone, but my first votes go to Wayne, Ed, and Mel.  Please add your favorites.

Ray

 

I completely agree.

 

    

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:42 PM

I as wellYes

 

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Posted by RR_Mel on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:21 PM

Like Wayne I need to bow out.  My layout is constantly torn up, I’m constantly working on it doing up grades and right now almost all of my 500 trees are removed, all my power poles, all but a few vehicles are in boxes on the shelf and my control panel is a total disaster.
 
I started a remodel of my control panel last January and had a serious Arthritis flare up then it was too hot to work in the garage.  I’m shooting for Christmas to have it back running but next summer for the scenery.
 
I have been able to get all my Arduino stuff ready to install in my control panel and I’ve run most of the cabling for my random lighting.  I still have to run the cabling for my Arduino signal upgrade and a slug of optical sensors to install in the track for occupancy detection.
 
Old age isn’t easy and Arthritis makes everything worse, it’s really slow going.  My great grand daughter was helping me but they moved further away so it’s just me.
 
I want to thank Ray and the group for considering my layout good enough to be mentioned, really pops the buttons on ones shirt.  
 
 
Mel
 
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 
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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:30 PM

Oh come on, guys - you all build fantastic layouts and you don´t need to be humble!

Let me add Garry and Ray to the list, not to forget Mike (Lehmann) and "Middleman".

Happy times!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:09 AM

There are plenty on here that should be included in GMR.

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Steve-O has asked many people in here from time to time to pen articles, but I don't know how many have.

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I did write and submit one, but it went nowhere.

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These forums could be a great source of material, but since it has alreacy been "published" in here, I do not know how that would effect the editorial staff's decision to print it.

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-Kevin

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:17 AM

Wayne, MR has many many times featured layouts that are not finished.  My impression is they include layouts which have sufficient finished scenes to have plenty of material to feature.  They sometimes toss in one or two in-progress photo's as well, which are useful too readers because it demonstrates how you get there and is instructional.

You certainly have posted scads and scads of photo's, so it' plenty clear you have more than enough fodder for what MR might need.  Your choice, but I think most here can see what is plain enough.

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:39 AM

doctorwayne

Thanks for your generous assessment of my layout, Ray, but I doubt that it will ever make the grade. Right now, I'd consider it about 25% "done" (done being a very unspecific value) and given the constraints of time, I doubt that it will even get to 50% "done".

Wayne 

If I understand the process correctly, you would write the article and sunbmit the photos. You choose the photos. So, no more excuses, Wayne.

Oh, one other thing. Please do not submit Bertram's as one of your photos. I do not need others competing for it when you decide to head for that Great Layout in the Sky.  Laugh

Rich

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Posted by Harrison on Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:53 AM

SeeYou190

There are plenty on here that should be included in GMR.

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Steve-O has asked many people in here from time to time to pen articles, but I don't know how many have.

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I did write and submit one, but it went nowhere.

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These forums could be a great source of material, but since it has alreacy been "published" in here, I do not know how that would effect the editorial staff's decision to print it.

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-Kevin

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I also submitted an article, was considered, but I was told it was "too short and not enough prototype info and photos". I agree with these nominations, and I have seen Garry's layout several times in trackside photos. As for the rest of you, maybe we should all spend less time on the forums and more time working on our layouts?

Harrison

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:01 AM

Harrison
As for the rest of you, maybe we should all spend less time on the forums and more time working on our layouts?

Before making such rather snippy remarks about how people should spend there time, show us what you have achieved!

Happy times!

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Posted by dehusman on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:18 AM

Harrison
I also submitted an article, was considered, but I was told it was "too short and not enough prototype info and photos".

While I have had enough articles published to qualify for an NMRA Author certificate, I have also had numerous articles rejected.  The feedback " too short and not enough prototype info and photos" is just telling you what you need to do to fix the article.  Expound a little more and add some more info and a few more photos and try again.

My last article I submitted was completely rejected, it was re-written completely on a different slant, accepted, but still went through two minor re-writes (tweaks) before it was finally accepted.  Don't expect your first draft submission to be completely accepted as is.  Expect to have to make changes a couple different times. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:03 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Before making such rather snippy remarks about how people should spend there time, show us what you have achieved!

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I think you mis-read the tone in Harrison's reply.

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Harrison has shared his accomplishments freely and enthusiastically. He sure has done a lot more than I completed when I was his age.

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-Kevin

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:52 PM

If instead of "Greatest Model Railroads" they did "Most Grating Model Railroads" mine might qualify...at least it seems that way sometimes.

 Bang Head

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Posted by Harrison on Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:36 PM

Tinplate Toddler

 

 
Harrison
As for the rest of you, maybe we should all spend less time on the forums and more time working on our layouts?

 

Before making such rather snippy remarks about how people should spend there time, show us what you have achieved!

 

As for the rest of you, maybe we should all spend less time on the forums and more time working on our layouts?'

I am not saying I work on my layout enough, and I do spent too much time on the fourms, along with school, robotics, other activities.

Harrison

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Posted by Harrison on Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:37 PM

dehusman

 

 
Harrison
I also submitted an article, was considered, but I was told it was "too short and not enough prototype info and photos".

 

While I have had enough articles published to qualify for an NMRA Author certificate, I have also had numerous articles rejected.  The feedback " too short and not enough prototype info and photos" is just telling you what you need to do to fix the article.  Expound a little more and add some more info and a few more photos and try again.

My last article I submitted was completely rejected, it was re-written completely on a different slant, accepted, but still went through two minor re-writes (tweaks) before it was finally accepted.  Don't expect your first draft submission to be completely accepted as is.  Expect to have to make changes a couple different times. 

 

Thanks for the feedback, I was going to rewrite it, but I don't have that kind of time right now. Maybe soon...

Harrison

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Posted by saronaterry on Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:47 PM

Take a breath, fellas.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:01 AM

 Some day I may actually get mine. Yes, I've contacted customer suppoort. Every since the changeover over the Summer, I have not gotten ANY special issues on Zinio - last thing was MRP 2019. In June or July I ordered the Locomotive 2019 issue, STILL haven't gotten that one despite multiple calls and emails. 

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