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August 28, 2013 10:39 AM

I had a request from C. Sam Hopkins to post some photos of our layout.  At the risk of boring some folks here are a few:

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

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August 28, 2013 10:44 AM

Great stuff they never get boring

 

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August 28, 2013 10:46 AM

Fantastic.

 

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August 28, 2013 10:58 AM

Great photos not boring at all. How big is your layout?.

 

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August 28, 2013 11:04 AM

Not bored at all! I like the structures...esp. the Produce King and the service [gas] station.

 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Hi Pat,

 

That is absolutely  beautiful, I must someday come and see it in person !!!!!!!

 

 

Thanks for sharing,

 

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August 28, 2013 11:23 AM

Nicely done.  Good blend of track, scenery and activity.

 

I am particularly interested in the trestle show in the picture below.  Did you make it, have it made for you or purchase it from some company? The bridge is unusual and has terrific detail.

 

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August 28, 2013 11:30 AM

Never get tired of seeing pictures of your layout Pat. Thanks.

 


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August 28, 2013 11:43 AM

Originally Posted by dk122trains:

Great stuff they never get boring

Ditto!!! Layout photos are always great. You can often find something you can use in some form on your own layout. Once in a while you see things you may want to avoid even......but always something you can use. THANKS

 

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August 28, 2013 11:44 AM

Thanks all for the kind compliments.

 

DennyM:  Overall area is about 32'x24'

Alex:  We'll arrange that soon.

Wood:  The bridge was made by a guy that is no longer in business, but I'm pretty sure the folks at the NJ Hirailers have the capability to reproduce it.  You could contact Ben, bluelinec4 for info.

 

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August 28, 2013 11:48 AM

Boring . . . ?    No way.    Love the mallet coming around the bend with a drag of box cars.

 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 12:02 PM

Wood:  The bridge was made by a guy that is no longer in business, but I'm pretty sure the folks at the NJ Hirailers have the capability to reproduce it.  You could contact Ben, bluelinec4 for info.

 

Thanks Pat,  I am going down there next month and I'll check with Ben

 

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August 28, 2013 12:47 PM

Beautiful stuff Pat.  I look forward to seeing your layout again in a couple months.  Someday we'll have to twist your arm and take some video of the layout.  Folks, as photogenic as Pat's layout is, a photo will never show you one of its most outstanding features.  Operationally Pat's layout is a work of art and a testimonial to his fine craftsmanship.  Its a layout where you can actually work switching jobs at prototypical speeds without trouble.  At least, without trouble caused by the trains.  The crazy people Pat allows to operate; we're a different story.

 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 12:51 PM

Having seen it in person, and featured it in the magazine and on an OGR video, boring is most certainly not a word that applies to Pat and Jean's layout.

 

 

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August 28, 2013 3:21 PM

Beautiful layout in every respect.

 

 
 
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August 28, 2013 3:37 PM

Pat - Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful layout. You and Jean's advance planning is very evident. I also love the fact that you planned for scenery and didn't just try to see how much track you could cram into the available space. Your layout is very inspirational.

 

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August 28, 2013 4:01 PM

Fabulous!

 

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August 28, 2013 5:08 PM

Is Pat and Jean's jewelry store in there somewhere?

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August 28, 2013 5:31 PM

Hi Pat, the day I find a layout like yours boring is the day I find another hobby.

It all looks great, but I really love the shot of the waterfall from under the arch bridge.

Also as stated above the vignettes are all well balanced and interesting to look at.

 

Good-stuff! 

 

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August 28, 2013 6:20 PM

Great layout, it shows lots of talent. Thanks for sharing.

 

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August 28, 2013 7:09 PM

Love the subway - fluorescent lighting is a classy touch. As soon as I can convince MTH to offer the London Underground I will install mine. Seriously, nice layout. Great work. I am sure you enjoy it.

 

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August 28, 2013 7:12 PM

Pat....could you PLEASE bore us some more!!  I like being bored...  All kidding aside, Pat and Jean's layout is a work of art.  I had some train friends over this weekend one of which traveled over 120 miles.  We watched OGR's Great Layout Adventures volume 8 which has Pat and Jean's layout featured.  If you haven't seen the video, you are in for a treat!!

 

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August 28, 2013 7:53 PM

Boring?  It looks fantastic pat! I would like to see it in person some time.
 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 8:14 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.  We have had a great time building & operating our layout and especially enjoy sharing it with friends.

 

Yes, Dennis, there is a Pat & Jean's Jewelry store.  

 

Chris:  Let's talk @ York.  I'm sure we can arrange something.

 

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August 28, 2013 9:17 PM

Just got in from a long day...

Hi Pat and thanks for posting these - really look terrific!

Lots of variety and beautiful scenery. Love the large sweeping curves. Will have to see the video someday....

 

 

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August 28, 2013 9:22 PM

great details please bore me some more!!  keep it coming

 

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August 28, 2013 9:25 PM

I believe I've seen Marty Fitzhenry refer to your layout Pat as "one of the best, if not THE best layout he's seen". I can't say much more than that as Marty hit the bullseye! I've always admired your layout and wish you'd post more photos. It is a work of art. 

 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 9:30 PM

Pat,

Beautiuful layout since we have seen pictures of it from the beginning.

 

You and Jean do lead some boring life retired playing with trains!

 

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August 28, 2013 9:50 PM

I agree, this is a Super Fine Layout, And Rich Melvin Did A Super Fantastic Video of the trains, the scenery, The Wife, and Pat. Yes, keep up the good work. The OGR Videos are The Best. Thanks.

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August 28, 2013 10:09 PM

Your layout look fabulous, which leads me back to the question I've asked many times over........

 

With all these fantastic layouts ( many belonging to members of this forum), why don't we have more videos (DVD or Blu-Ray) from OGR or anyone else for that matter?????????? Come on people, get your gear out there and shoot some footage!

 

When is the next "Great Layout Adventures" coming out?? There's a handful of layouts that have been presented on this forum but yet no new videos!

 
 
 
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August 28, 2013 10:10 PM

Pat, your layout looks great!  Love the waterfall shots.  Beautiful work.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

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August 28, 2013 11:27 PM

Another wonderful layout on the forum. Looks great Pat.

 
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August 28, 2013 11:35 PM

People you have to see this layout in the flesh.  It is breathtaking.

 

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August 29, 2013 8:35 AM

Pat

 

at the risk of "piling on"... very nice layout, your vignettes are very well done

 
 
 
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August 29, 2013 4:40 PM

Pat,

 

What a big difference from the last pics I saw on the forum that were just benchwork and track when you had a group over to see the lay-out several years ago. Every time I think of the chip snack place right below you I think of your lay-out. Would like to be invited to see it some day; I have a brother-in-law that talks of his favorite movie star as a WOW!  All I can say about your lay-out is WOW, WOW, WOW!

 
 
 
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August 29, 2013 6:13 PM

The Liberty Liner is a stand out.

Maybe-because I've seen it passing by a Philly crossing a few times---in the past.

What's the model's pedigree?

 

 

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August 30, 2013 9:36 AM

Thanks again for all the kind compliments.

 

FloydS: The Liberty Liner is a 3rd Rail model from 6 or 7 years ago.  A run of 40 pieces, I was told.  

 

LaidOffSick:  I learned when OGR did the video of our layout what a tremendous amount of work is involved.  Rich Melvin & Jim Barrett spent 2 full days at our house shooting video and I suspect that about as much time went into editing, dubbing voice overs, etc. to produce about 20 minutes of final layout video.  Add to that a day traveling each way and you have almost a week to produce 1/3 of a DVD,  and they do a a magazine, too.

 

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September 21, 2013 8:12 PM

Pat GREAT PICTURES. Thank upi for sharing.

 

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