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Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« on: November 10, 2010, 09:23:52 PM »
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Dont know how many on the RW are aware of Marks layout, its a pretty nice set up. I know Craig has operated on it. Nice to see another basement sized N layout to keep those HO guys worried!


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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 10:28:50 PM »
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Nice , I always liked the idea of a open faced staging yard .

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 11:25:29 PM »
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His layout is one of the one's that propelled me into planning, design, and now construction for mine (and Bruce Faulkenr's Shenandoah Division by way of the CSX Dixe Line) since when I joined the LDSIG his layout was the featured one in the latest/last LDJ published. More info on the layout can be found at http://www.macrodyn.com/ldsig/wiki/index.php?title=Cascade_Subdivision_-_N_-_Mark_Lestico,

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 11:44:41 PM »
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That is an impressive layout. Looks like it would be a hoot to operate.

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 12:12:17 AM »
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Fantastic scenery!  Reinforces my love of contemporary western railroading.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 12:44:57 AM »
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Really nice layout. Notice, it incorporates some RTR and Built Up stuff, but he's put it all together so well that it doesn't detract at all.

In fact, it's probably made the whole effort possible. Hmm... so maybe there is a place for this stuff in our world. Uh oh!

Thanks for sharing that. It's inspiring.

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 01:27:56 AM »
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Agree with everyone above, I've watched these videos for some time and it's help to inspire my current modern layout. I want to say that he was on the model railcast show at some point but I can't remember when?

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 06:50:08 AM »
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Excellent layout.  Would very much like to see it in person someday.

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 07:09:43 AM »
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I'll second all the positive comments.

One thing I noted was that every geographic "event" (siding, road crossing/overpass, river, mountain summit, etc.) was neatly labeled on the fascia. To me, that made the railroad seem even longer than it actually is--your eye pauses, if only for a moment, to scan each label. And the experience of time passing is based on the number of events, not the number of seconds.

John Armstrong was a big fan of that sort of descriptive detail--he used to say that "making signs is easier than doing real work." :)
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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 08:18:38 AM »
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Nice work .. his build philosophy is very similar to mine .. (just better) ..

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2010, 07:23:41 PM »
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That one cool layout. Nice shooting too.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 09:18:32 PM »
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Love the clean look of the layout, very contemporary, mock-ups where
future industries will go, mock scenery as well, meaning the table top
is painted green until it get's scenery. Part of it remind me of Joe
Fugate's - Same vicinity. Love the SP patch in the yard.
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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010, 12:08:58 AM »
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Awesome! I had the privilege of working with him on the Belmont Shore layout for a short while. The layout and the details speak to his excellence as a modeler!

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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010, 03:02:59 AM »
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As noted, Mark is a great modeler with an amazing layout in every aspect.  I really admire Mark's ability to compress prototype scenes for use on his layout; most of the scenes are of actual points on the prototype.  I won't give too much away, but look for a cover story on Mark's layout in a coming issue of N Scale Railroading.  ;)

It it wasn't already noticed, some of our BLMA videos feature scenes from Mark's layout:


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Re: Mark Lestico's UP Cascade Sub
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2010, 11:00:04 AM »
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« Last Edit: November 12, 2010, 11:01:37 AM by chuck geiger »
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