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David Popp's new layout?

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David Popp's new layout?
Posted by Benjamin Maggi on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:08 AM

I haven't seen anything in MR or online about David's current/new layout. Is it a big secret? I heard rumors online that he sold his previous New Haven layout so that he could build a new one for articles for MR. But, I haven't seen any articles.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:54 AM

David is producer for Model Railroader Video Plus, and doesn't work directly for Model Railroader magazine any more. So not everything he does appears in the magazine. His current basement project is an extension for the On30 Olympia Logging Co. layout, the results of which can be seen in the ongoing MRVP series "Olympia 2: The Log Blog."

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Posted by Benjamin Maggi on Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:59 PM

Thanks Steven!

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Posted by joe323 on Friday, August 11, 2017 6:21 AM

I thought David was working n an O scale 3 rail layout for MRVP.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:23 AM

It's definitely not 3 rail.

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, August 11, 2017 3:57 PM

BigDaddy

It's definitely not 3 rail.

 

That's going to be the next MRVP project layout after the Canadian Canyons.

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Posted by rrinker on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:24 PM

 Wonder how many people are writing in complaining they do nothing but HO, thent hey do an N scale layout "how come you guys do so much N scale". Now they are going to do a scale O layout - I don't think there EVER has been a scale O layout as a project railroad in MR history. Even layout visits, only two I cna immediately name are Lorell Joiner's Great Southern and John Armstrong's Canandaigua Southern. And now the complainers will write in that they spend too much time on O scale....

 It's like how back in the day, they published a John Allen phtoto, after having nothing by or about John for many many months. Immediately a complaint letter "too much John Allen". John DID at the time recently had a series published in RMC.... 

 I'm actually looking forward to this one, if only to see how the typical construction techniques carry over to a scale twice the size of that they usually work in. And going from N to O - it's going to look positively huge in contrast. Do I have any O scale? Nope, but I will still enjoy the series. I'm not much for modern railroading, and I do HO, not N, yet I am enjoying the Canadian Canyons layout.

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Posted by BobL609 on Friday, August 11, 2017 6:22 PM

With all due respect for Mr Popp;  when are we going to see a home layout (regardless of scale) in the Grivno home?

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Posted by jmbjmb on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:41 PM

Seems like Kalmbach is putting more project work into MRVP lately than MR.  Would love to see these more closely tied with an article in MR that ties directly to that month's MRVP project.  If anyone remembers the long ago series in NGSLG "Up Clear Creek On the Narrow Gauge" that style would go well with a combinated MRVP/MR on going saga.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:39 PM

 They do - Canadian Canyons, for example, is slated to appear in the magazine in the coming year.

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Posted by oldline1 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:58 AM

jmbjmb
Seems like Kalmbach is putting more project work into MRVP lately than MR. 

Unfortunately, it seems Kalmbach is spending more effort almost everywhere except Model Railroader. Thinner and less "meat" all the time. Extra cost items bring in more money.

My 2¢,

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Posted by Steven Otte on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:01 AM

It's true. MRVP is planning a 3-rail project in conjunction with our sister publication, Classic Toy Trains. It won't appear in MR.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:02 AM

BobL609

With all due respect for Mr Popp;  when are we going to see a home layout (regardless of scale) in the Grivno home?

When he builds one. When that happens is up to him. We don't tell our staff members what they should do in their own homes.

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Posted by slammin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:50 AM

I always enjoyed the annual employee layout tour. I think the last one was 2015. Any plans to start it up again, Steve?

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:59 AM

slammin

I always enjoyed the annual employee layout tour. I think the last one was 2015. Any plans to start it up again, Steve?

 

Not for the foreseeable future. We've lost a number of employees who used to be on the tour, some have taken their layouts down, and a number of others have made no visible progress on their layouts in a while (that would be yours truly Embarrassed). I enjoyed them, too, but until there's some progress to show, there won't be another Progress Tour.

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Posted by BobL609 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:51 AM

Steven Otte

 

 
BobL609

With all due respect for Mr Popp;  when are we going to see a home layout (regardless of scale) in the Grivno home?

 

 

When he builds one. When that happens is up to him. We don't tell our staff members what they should do in their own homes.

 

I'm not saying "tell him";  a strongly worded suggestion would suffice.

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:52 PM

 In much the way the people of Rock Ridge revere Randolph Scott...

Linn Westcott would!

Well, sort of - Jim Hediger tells it best. Remember his was one fo the first multi-deck layouts, pretty much uncharted territory, mostly based on some suggestions from Linn.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:34 PM

I imagine that Cody will have more time, space, and money for a home layout when his still-quite-young children are grown. If Cody can muster the patience to wait for that day, surely you folks can, too. Don't pester the man. Smile

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Posted by joe323 on Friday, August 18, 2017 6:24 AM

Steven Otte

It's true. MRVP is planning a 3-rail project in conjunction with our sister publication, Classic Toy Trains. It won't appear in MR.

 

Yes and I for one intend to follow it even though my 3 rail set is relegated to a shelf most of the time.

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