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Is anybody entering the track planning contest? I saw it in Feb 2012 MR this morning.
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 12:56:20 PM »
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Is anybody entering the track planning contest? I saw it in Feb 2012 MR this morning.

Not to be flippant, but perhaps a better question would be "Who all still reads MR regularly?"
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 01:00:18 PM »
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Myself, I enjoy the internet as well as reading MR, N-Scale, & NScale Railroading faithfully.
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »
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To be honest: With the ever-shrinking dollar helping to raise the overall cost of being a hobbyist, the need to stretch the hobby budget as far as possible is as acute as ever. Also, as (I feel) the 'quality' of most of MR's content has been in a decline over the past 10 years or so (Opinion), I simply haven't found it to be worth the price of purchase anymore. Not when I could be spending that money on DCC decoders, or rolling stock.

However, if you still enjoy MR, all the more power to you.
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 03:33:48 PM »
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Yay, another rehash of the MR argument!

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 03:57:46 PM »
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The world isn't ready for my oval with spur.
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:32:56 PM »
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The world isn't ready for my oval with spur.

Proof I spend too much time on the internet: I looked for the button to give your post a +1.

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 04:43:34 PM »
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Oval with a spur? Damn rich modelers, how about just an oval?
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 11:36:39 PM »
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I still receive MR and I still enjoy their articles and projects.  I believe in the last year they have made some progress in the right direction to bring on new readership.  On my wifes side of the family, we pick names for Christmas, so I just ask for a subscription renewal. 

Regardless of liking or disliking it, MR is still one of the most widely read model train magazines on the market.   

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 11:54:20 PM »
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Behold. Design so advanced you can't comprehend it.

Where do I pick up my award?
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 06:16:41 AM »
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Do you have that in a format I can open with AnyRail?  Also, it doesn't look like your plan is for a 4X8 sheet of plywood; is there any way to adapt it to one?
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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 12:49:16 PM »
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Is anybody entering the track planning contest? I saw it in Feb 2012 MR this morning.

I might since I've probably drawn enough for all my different ideas for my layout,

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 03:10:41 PM »
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And the first place looser is: :scared:




 Brakie! :(

I still read MR,NSR,NSM,Trains,Classic Trains and Railfan.

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 12:07:21 AM »
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Behold. Design so advanced you can't comprehend it.

Where do I pick up my award?

Not so fast, arent published plans required to have a minimum of 1 switchback for maximum operational opportunity?

Seriously though, I haven't even got my issue yet! Some months it comes a week early and some a week late.

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Re: Model Railroad Track Planning Contest announcement in 02/2012 magazine
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 01:19:24 AM »
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Seriously though, I haven't even got my issue yet! Some months it comes a week early and some a week late.

One of my biggest complaints of MR anymore.  I am the same way, just got mine today.  Last month it came before Dec 1.