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Tom Todd

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Congratulations to Mark Dance
« on: January 14, 2020, 03:26:51 PM »
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Mark's layout, Columbia and Western, made the cover of the 2020 Model Railroading Planning magazine.  At 8 pages it is a substantial article.  The article features the CP engine house that made the "Weekend Update for many iterations last summer and fall.

Congrats to a great modeler and Railwire contributor.

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 05:16:47 PM »
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I have seen that layout in person.  When it comes to layout design, engineering, planning and construction,  Mark's is as good as I have ever seen.  It totally deserves to be the star of Model Railroad Planning.  Congratulations, Mark!

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 05:55:32 PM »
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I agree with Max. I've seen it in person, briefly , and it is a magically engineered layout. Not sure how it feels during ops, but I know I felt like I was in BC in 30 years ago, trackside, just standing in it. I hope to go back and run some trains when they let me over the border again.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 06:58:38 PM »
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Congratulations Mark!  I don't think an N scale layout has ever made the cover before - excellent news!

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 07:02:11 PM »
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Very deserved. Congrats Mark.

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 07:30:33 PM »
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Congrats to a great modeler and Railwire contributor.

...and a good friend! :lol:  Well done Mark.

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 08:25:44 PM »
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I drove fifty miles to a hobby shop to pick up few things and the magazine (which apparently has a Cajon article as well?).
They were sold out of them already, was told the issue just “flew off the shelves” ! suspect Mark’s cover had something to do with it...
Congratulations, Mark! Having had the pleasure of visiting your amazing layout in person, I can understand why the cover would sell well. Nicely done...
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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 09:42:03 PM »
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Congratulations to one of our very own!   8)

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 10:18:11 PM »
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Wow, huge congratulations. I’ve also been lucky enough to see it. Masterful work in all regards. Prototypically accurate, operationally entertaining, recognizable and believable scenery, with a lot of complexity compacted into a limited space without seeming to be overly complex and, because  the viewer is so immersed in the layout, the layout seems expansive.
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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2020, 11:32:16 PM »
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Congratulations Mark!  Having your N scale layout in the cover is a clear indication of the high quality of your modeling.
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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 12:12:11 AM »
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All kudos very well deserved! 8)  The detailing of your work is astounding. :)
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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 12:28:31 AM »
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thank you for your kind words gentlemen..they do mean a lot. 

I am quite happy with the article and that (49 exposure Helicon) cover shot which I think I may have test marketed in a TRW weekend update!

Now I just have to wait for the mag to arrive on this side of the border! :)

md
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 10:45:13 AM by mark dance »
Youtube Videos of the N Scale Columbia & Western at: markdance63
Photos and track plan of of the N Scale Columbia & Western at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27907618@N02/sets/72157624106602402/

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 10:36:06 AM »
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Mark,

Clicked on your http://www.flickr.com/photos/27907618@N02/sets/72157624106602402/ photos.

Unbelievable, I'm blown away. A masterpiece.

Congratulations

Conrad

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 11:52:42 AM »
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Congratulations Mark.  Your modeling is truly exceptional.  I can't wait to read the article.

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Re: Congratulations to Mark Dance
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 12:03:56 PM »
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Incredible! Congratulations.