If you didn't hear the big news yet, OGR has partnered with Railroading in America Magazine (RIAM). For more information on the partnership, CLICK HERE or HERE! I just wanted to let everyone know that pre-orders for RIAM's latest edition will end tonight at 11:59pm EST. When you order a pre-order, you'll automatically get $2 off! Starting tonight at 12am EST, Edition 7 magazines will be sold for $8.99/printed copy and $1/digital copy. You can purchase a BOGO offer (valid until 11:59pm EST...
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OGR Forum not working on my iPhone 7 Plus THE ISSUE: This issue started yesterday. I was able to use my iPhone 7 Plus to navigate the OGR Forum for over a year on my iPhone 7 Plus. Yesterday about 2:00 PM it stoped working. I am using version: iOS 11.4.1 • It worked great, I was able to do every operation on my iPhone. Just like I do on my MacBook Pro & iMac. Below are two screen shots from my iPhone 7 Plus: Screen One shows what I see first, When I click “Home” it takes me no where.
Railroading in America Magazine will have a booth right next to OGR at the October York meet! Here's a brief summary of what you'll be able to see/do if you stop by: Meet Evan Cihlar and Max Harris (CEO and President, Adman and Publisher respectively). Pre-Order Edition 9 BEFORE it goes on sale on our website on October 25, 2018. Look through Editions 4-8 Order Editions 4-8 (Cash, card, and check will be accepted) Pick up promotional offers and discounts We hope to see you there! I have...
Gary, I always first leaf through the magazine from front to back cover, then start reading from front to back in order. It is a rare occasion that I will skip to a certain article or column, usually only when I am acquainted with the author. There is a name for people like me. LOL
When I lived in the Chicago area, we visited several times. But I do remember the other gauge trains were always being repaired. They went with HO to get enough space to do the Chicago to Seattle theme. However I wished that they kept O-Gauge when they did the renovation project. But I am strictly an O-Gauge guy anyway.
I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Edit: Not certain what happened to the other two images, but they're gone now. Sorry about that.
Originally Posted by Mill City: I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Is this a picture of the o gauge layout?
"Coolest" is seriously subjective. As for the Chicago layout, I'm still ticked that the last time I was there in 2002, the entire lower floor was blocked for the layout construction. I missed my one chance to get a close up view of NYC 999 and I'm still ticked about that. But as for "Coolest," I don't think Chicago (or any other American layout, to be fair) can hold a candle to the Miniatur Wunderland layout in Hamburg, which features an amazing amount of HO track, highways and roads with...
I completely agree with Lee, "Coolest" is seriously subjective. His example is testimony to that fact. Another favorite is not unfamiliar to many here, and certainly not within the two-rail community. It's brilliance in design is matched by it's execution. This Hobo never tires of riding the Fresno.
Originally Posted by Mill City: Originally Posted by Harry's Trains: Originally Posted by Mill City: Is this a picture of the o gauge layout? Yes, Harry, it was marvelous. Here are a few more images. Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan
The coolest layout I have ever seen is the beautiful Standard and O gauge tinplate layout in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento California.The layout can be seen in the first 1:25 of the video.It is an incredible work of art that has to be seen in person.
The tinplate train layout in the California State Railroad Museum was the ultimate in seeing model trains run.Nice thread,I haven't seen these photos for a while.Now I want to back to the Golden State.
I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. I had a documentary video bookmarked, but can't find it now, so here is the museum's website.
The current MSI layout is spectacular and very popular - featuring Amtrak and BNSF - though I miss hanging around by the big relay cabinet at the end of the previous O gauge Santa Fe layout, hearing the relays and switches buzz and click. As to 'coolest', I have always been partial to some of the 'original' post war model railroading layouts: John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid RR. and Frank Ellison's Delta Lines . And certainly the big Lionel NYC showroom layouts...
I'll assume home layout rahter than commercial display. My vote is for Brooks Stover"s S-Scale Buffalo Creek and Gauley. Brooks has done a great job of capturing the flavor of the prototype and its operations. The scenery and detail is simply very well done. If you want to see some photos search for the "Buffalo Creek & Gauley" and go to the webstie. Brooks maintains a site for the prototype history and also has photos of his layout.
Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!"
Originally Posted by p51: Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!" Wow that's cool! A lot of detail on the airfield and the foot soldier formations. Now is that HO-scale or smaller?
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan I suspect that the current layout will meet it's end not unlike it's predecessor. From what I understand, it became a bit of a maintenance nightmare in it's latter years. It had worn itself out and suffered a few well intentioned indignities along the way. I imagine there'll be...
I am still surprised that the Fowler Dream Layout doesn't get mentioned or noticed. It is located in Florida. This layout is 48' x 84', is detailed in realistic O scale, has running rivers, a passenger station that is wonderful and on and on. But, the coolest part is that that it is a modular layout that is built of steel frame modules that all fold for transport and roll on wheels. Take the time to view the galleries of photos. You'll like it.
My wife and I watched RFD TV today, they had an episode of TM "I Love Toy Trains". This episode was about the HUGE layout of the New Jersey Hi-Railers. It is verrry nice, and almost 200 ft long, averages 40 ft wide, with several levels, naturally. Just seeing it on RFD TV was pretty cool.... I believe it does get my vote. Rex, I agree about Norm's layout, have read and seen many reviews of it....fantastic!! I have been familiar with all above except for the Fowler Dream Layout. They all make...
WElll this is not a museum layout but it is placed up for public display at the annual Presbetyrian Church Pearl River Show in February. This layout is owned by the BErgen Co Model RR club. Mind you this is only a SECTION of the three layouts built in that show. IT's simple yet impressive and inspiring on what one might do in a 4'x8' area or a 5' x9' area. IT is multi-level three dimentional and NOT your basic 2 dimentional painted flat board. The trackwork is a simple dogbone that loops up...
Originally Posted by AGHRMatt: One that hasn't been mentioned is the Choo Choo Barn layout in Strasburg, PA. A mix of humor, fine modeling, and animation that (IMHO) was worth the price of admission and a DVD purchase. I think i've been there when I was a little kid! Yeah that place definitely deserves some credit!
If only I knew how to post pictures, I would say, Dr. Bill Bramlage in the Cincinnati Ohio area has one of the Best, Hi Rise Original, Long Main Line, Supper Scenicked, Highly Detailed MODEL Railroads in The USA. Next, BoB Bartizek, Modelling Horseshoe Curve In Pennsysvania...A Wonderful, Scale like Operation with winding hills, tunnels, trestles and a Roundhouse/Turntable area to simply ENVY....These layouts are Thrillers...l.WOW.
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: Originally Posted by F30MSport: NLOE...one of my all time favorites! Is that layout in New York? The name Nassau sounds very familiar... Yessir...Levittown, NY. Great layout now, and the one in the Medical Arts building back in the day. i also went to Northlandz a few years after they opened. It was a marvelous undertaking. Don't know what condition it's in now or if it even exists.
The La Mesa Model Railroad Club at Balboa Park's San Diego Model Railroad Museum, models the Tehachapi loop Mojave to Bakersfield, they are still working on the layout as long as the museum has be operating. Track is done, scenery is still being worked on. They have operating sessions 4 times a year(50-60, 70-80 and Modern) Today's Operating was set as the day December 21st 1952, the time of day was flipped flop, so 12:00 pm was really 12:00am, and the trains that ran, they modeled they to...
It may not be the coolest, but my local volunteer fire company (Rescue Fire Company of Cambridge, Maryland) has been doing a holiday train garden for over 80 years. It has Lionel 3-rail trains, a lot of buildings, and some scratchbuilt local landmarks. It's the coolest for me because of the nostalgia involved with going to see it every year since I was 4 or 5 years old, and it's a big part of what got me into O gauge trains. I don't have any photos, but I'll try to find some.
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