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Stu Gralnik's layout tour and video

Stu Gralnik ·
Here are some pictures of my layout and a link to a 20 minute video of my layout. Enjoy an in-depth and immersive tour of the SG&S Railroad layout. Built and operated by Stu Gralnik & Son. Video by Aaron Gralnik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Py-XoybpaE You can see more layout pictures of this layout and my first layout on my Model Building Services web page link at the bottom of my post.
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LOTS 37th Annual Convention

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July 16, 2016 - Valley Forge, PA Model Train Show

The Valley Forge Model Train Show sponsored by Lionel Operating Train Society is scheduled for July 16 at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel. The show is being held during the Society's 37th Annual Convention. http://www.lots-trains.org/2016ConvFebSWITCHER.pdf We still have tables available and space for a few more modular layouts. All scales and gauges are welcome. You do not need to be a Member of LOTS to set up at our show. More details can be found at the following link....
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Amtrak Farwell to the AEM 7 Excursion and Tour of the Wilmington DE Repair Shops Video

Maxrailroad ·
Hi everyone! Today I have all the footage that I filmed while on the Farewell to the AEM-7 Amtrak Excursion and from the Wilmington Delaware shop tour. This was such a fun day, and I am so happy I was able to experience it. If you have any questions, I cannot reply until I get back from camp in three weeks, however, once I am back, I will respond. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/1zumOm2T-y4
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Full Tour of my Layout (Video)

Maxrailroad ·
Hi everyone, In honor of my layout's second birthday, I decided to make a full tour video for YouTube. Enjoy, and check my channel soon for a very long train running session! https://youtu.be/pYDueXHs8uo
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Disney Behind the Trains Steam Tour

Davety ·
I just got back from Disney World and took the behind the trains steam tour. It was great to see the engines up close and the rail yard.
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Would you buy a home with an award winning layout or sell your home with your train layout?

trainroomgary ·
Would you buy a home with an award winning layout or sell your home with your train layout? 1. This home has a award winning model train layout in the basement. 2. Famous Model Railroader, Pete Walton has his home for sale and he is giving tours on YouTube. 3. This layout was featured in Model Railroaders: “Great Model Railroads of 2018” . 4. This could be your home with a ward winning layout, "Turn Key Layout" Discussion questions. 1. Would you purchase a home with a turn key layout? 2.
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South Jersey S Gaugers (SJSG) Displaying at World's Greatest Hobby Show (WGH on Tour) in Edison, NJ, March 10 & 11

Kenny Palmer ·
Good afternoon: The South Jersey S Gaugers (SJSG) will be displaying our 12’ X 26’ highly detailed three level Hi Rail layout at the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour Show at the New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. , Edison, NJ on March 10 and 11. Our layout includes three concentric ovals of American Models code 148 nickel silver track, one point to point upper loop section and another point to point section of Showcase Line S-Track with animated accessories such as a Barrel Loader, Coal...
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UP 4141 Tentative Tour Schedule

Evan Cihlar ·
Hi all! I am pleased to announce two things: one, the tentative schedule for the tour UP 4141 (President Bush) will be going on in the coming months has been verified by UP spokeswoman Kristen South. You can read that story here! On top of that, RIAM has released a NEW website that will be for news articles!! Titled Industry Headlines , the website will be free for all railfans and railroaders and will be updated daily with news articles on model railroading, prototype railroading,...
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Age of Steam Roundhouse to Begin Offering Public Tours!

TrainMan1225 ·
Starting in May 2019, the famed Age of Steam Roundhouse will begin offering regular public tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays ending in October. Attractions include an 18-stall roundhouse, a 115-foot turntable, a fully functioning steam backshop, and the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world. Tickets can be purchased at the Age of Steam Roundhouse website.
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Tour of Norfolk Southern's East End

Will Ebbert ·
Here is part one of a look at Norfolk Southern's busy mainline between Birmingham and Atlanta. Part two will come out in a couple days so stay tuned!
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Re: Stu Gralnik's layout tour and video

Dennis LaGrua ·
Very nice, well put together, realistic looking layout and it looks large.
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ENichter ·
Your engine house at the end of the video, was it custom built?
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Stu Gralnik ·
Eric, The engine house was a Down Town Deco kit that has been out of production for years. The molds were sold to Dennis Brennan who never made this kit but uses the wall molds to make his round house kit..
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Stu Gralnik ·
Dennis, The lower level of the layout is 13' x 19' . The On30 upper level is 5' x 13, The upper O gauge dog bone i s 4' x 13'.
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AG ·
Very nice Stu!! Andre.
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Re: NE Ohio O Gauger Meet-Up and Layout Tour- Hiram, OH

Mark Boyce ·
Next Saturday already!!! Wow! I need to try to carve out the time to go with all I'm trying to get done before the orthopedic starts carving on my knee in a month!
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Re: Would you buy a home with an award winning layout or sell your home with your train layout?

Sean H ·
Hello Group, My father passed away late last year and I have found myself in the difficult situation of trying to figure out what to do with my his award winning layout (see attached pictures) that is in his South Florida house which I am about to put on the market for sale. While I don't really know all that much about trains, I do know that these are LGB's (which is G scale, I believe) and that this layout is in a room that is approximately 18x20. I am struggling with the idea of tearing...
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rtraincollector ·
My idea is to first list it with it in it. And include the trains as part of the deal. Say for a couple of months and see what feedback you get. There might be someone with kids that would like it. Or someone that is retired or close to retiring and that would give them Something to retire with. If negative gather all the trains and buildings and stuff you can and put them up on ebay under G scale including the automobiles. Then have someone else come in and take it down. Maybe there's a...
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Scrapiron Scher ·
We just listed our home in Carmel, New York with the 800 sq. ft. Munoz Lines in the lower level. Heaven help us.
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Tom Tee ·
I used do resale prep for a RE agent. Concerning the occasional layouts I did run across, they were not much to speak of, mostly haphazard flimsy nothing. Straight into the dumpster. One of our 0 scale friends did sell his home with a nice 2 rail layout to a non train guy who then got into trains. Came to the shows, picked up more stuff. Win Win.
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david1 ·
I sold a house that had two layouts, a std. Gauge layout and a hirail layout. When it went up for sale it all came down before showing the house. All the wood got trashed and all of the scenery got trashed. It was allot of work but in the end it was worth it. I would never buy or sell a house with the layout still up. Dave
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SDIV Tim ·
Most likely 'ill buy it depending on pics available to see the layout
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Farmer_Bill ·
Every case I heard of, the realtor advised removal before even showing the home. Chances of someone being interested in the layout, much less paying for it, are slim to none.
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rtraincollector ·
Would I buy Probably not, unless it was O gauge 3 rail. Would I sell, Depends how big my layout was. But probably not.
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luvindemtrains ·
As long as I am in my home the layout will remain. I don't have any immediate plans to move at this point but if that ever becomes a reality to me the trains room will be a huge undertaking. I often think about the work it would take to disassemble it. The plan is to continue the layout in an adjacent room which will necessitate putting a hole in the wall. Not a big deal but several minor repairs to walls and such would need to be done. For me the train room will take the most time to pack...
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Allan Miller ·
I would not likely buy a home with a train layout in it because the layout building aspect of the hobby is a large part of what I enjoy the most. Would rather be involved with building what I want (my vision for the thing), not what someone else wanted. And since my wife is a good bit younger than me, I have designed my current layout (not much more than basic framework at this point) so it can be rather easily dismantled and the train room used for some other purpose by the next occupant. I...
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jim pastorius ·
I would tell the woman to sell it to a dealer of some sort, hope to get 30% of the value and save yourself a lot of pain. Be glad your father enjoyed it. There is no value to sentimentality. One exception-if Norm C. wanted to sell me his house with his complete layout- I would do it.
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mikey ·
One thing about the Midwest the layout will get lots of use during the winter. Mikey
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Roo ·
"Every case I heard of, the realtor advised removal before even showing the home. Chances of someone being interested in the layout, much less paying for it, are slim to none". Same goes for West Australia. Nobody wants a house cluttered with a layout. Roo.
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Sean H ·
SDIV Tim, Here are some more pics of the layout. Let me know what you think. You can email me directly at seanhummel@hotmail.com . Sean H.
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aussteve ·
Similar to buying a house with a car or wife that was included. If it was very close to what I wanted then I might. Otherwise, no. But I wouldn't buy a house with a pool either.
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SantaFeJim ·
Here is one I have never heard of, that is until about 3 weeks ago. My son lives in a “very nice” subdivision about 3 miles away. His next door neighbor Recently put his house up for sale and was offered full asking price, but only if the contract included the family dog. The seller, who is older and down-sizing agreed. The deal has already closed. I could never do that as I feel that a dog is a family member. But that’s me.
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leikec ·
There have been a few instances where "name" model railroad layout builders have tried to sell a home with their layout as a selling feature...I'm not aware of it ever being successful. Jeff C
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Rusty Traque ·
It's very likely there are many more dog lovers than model railroad lovers... Rusty
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jim pastorius ·
I could never do that no matter what. Kids ?? Yes. Wife? Think about it but not my dog or cat.
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Putnam Division ·
This story has been done in O gauge and captured in print and video by Tom McComas.....in Great Toy Train Layouts of America....book and video..... North Jersey.....late 80s a fellow in North Jersey was moving to the midwest for work. Ron Zweig bought the house with the partially finished layout (benchwork, track and switches laid out) and completed it. It's been featured in many videos. In fact, the former owner of the house moved back to Jersey and helped him complete it. I'm sure this...
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Sean H ·
The house is located in Cooper City, Florida (South Florida).
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GG1 2340 ·
Why can't a realtor say that the layout will be removed prior to the real estate closing. Maybe the description of the property can say that the train room can be used as a extra TV room or bedroom after the layout is removed. I think a nice layout would look better than a dismantled room when showing a home to prospective buyer.
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C W Burfle ·
I think a nice layout would look better than a dismantled room when showing a home to prospective buyer. Therein lies the reason. The buyer wouldn't have any assurances on the condition of the space after the train layout was dismantled. Buyers want to see what the space looks like.
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GG1 2340 ·
I can see your point. Good thing I don't sell real estate!
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ChooChoo1972 ·
In our tiny little Boston house we have a tiny little layout in the basement. Not worried about selling as I am confident that two wacks from a sledge would dismantle it faster than you can say purchase and sale.
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Vincent Massi ·
I would consider the lay-out as one of many factors. It will certainly not be exactly what I want, so where does it figure into the price? Are the trains included? (THAT is a major factor). What condition is it in? How easy would it be for me to change things? And as much as I love model trains, the boss...I mean...my wife...and I have to want the house itself.
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dkdkrd ·
Just my opinion... I don't understand the subject owner's reticence. Regardless of the outcome, he won't have the layout anymore. If he's adamant to find a kindred spirit, he's really not ready to move . That sort of effort should've been done LONG ago.....perhaps through a Del Webb community hobbyist associate/network. Was he part of a club? If so, had he appealed to fellow members to assist in finding that kindred spirit/buyer? And if these early efforts bore no fruit, then it's time to...
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Kerrigan ·
Easy one. Nope and nope. Built this as my live-in-forever home and same for the layout. We designed it around the large basement train room. One of the grandsons can help grandma take care of it ... later. After grandma goes, and I'm gone ... probably won't care any longer what happens to it all.
 
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