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
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.
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.
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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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.
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!
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!
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.