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Anyone happen to know or heard tell of the current whereabouts of this layout, and/or if it might be on display?

AFAICS it was at some hobby shop in Omaha NE, but that was +10 years ago and it has since moved on, probably now belonging to a private owner.  I did get to see it once at NSS (the old B+M store) but that was even longer ago.

There are some youtubes, but they are old and fuzzy.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 05:55:13 PM »
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I thought Mike Skibbe had it?  @Sokramiketes

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 10:26:24 PM »
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I thought Mike Skibbe had it?  @Sokramiketes

IIRC Mike's doing a z scale version of the plan....
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 01:07:21 PM »
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It was on display at N Scale Supply, and they sold it off last I heard.  I do not know who currently owns it, but if someone figures it out please report back.  It's one of my favorites.

I keep thinking about doing a smaller scale version of it, and had Z scale drawn up.  It's inspired the T gauge layout.  But I haven't recreated it... yet.
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 01:08:18 PM »
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Oh, and if you're looking for better photos beyond the MR article, the Danneman books on scenery and backdrop painting have great shots. 
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 03:43:40 PM »
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It was on display at N Scale Supply, and they sold it off last I heard.

It hasn't bee there in over 15 years at least (https://www.nscalesupply.com/newsletter/layoutphotos.html).

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 04:07:35 PM »
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Wow, and here I was thinking he integrated it into his bigger layout like John Allen did with the original G&D.  I must be mistaken.
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2021, 04:23:30 PM »
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Holy crap. That layout was seminal in my thinking about this stuff.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 05:39:03 PM »
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Wow, and here I was thinking he integrated it into his bigger layout like John Allen did with the original G&D.  I must be mistaken.

Integrating a small layout into a larger layout always looks like a pointless loop grafted on to the new layout.  The owner took the time and money to build it, and oh yeah it's their layout so if they like it, that's all that matters.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 05:45:51 PM »
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Integrating a small layout into a larger layout always looks like a pointless loop grafted on to the new layout.

Not necessarily... It depends on the design of the original layout and the way it’s integrated into the larger layout.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 06:52:24 PM »
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Integrating a small layout into a larger layout always looks like a pointless loop grafted on to the new layout.  The owner took the time and money to build it, and oh yeah it's their layout so if they like it, that's all that matters.

I'm not recommending the practice, just that I could swear that's what I read he did.
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 07:29:02 PM »
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Anyone happen to know or heard tell of the current whereabouts of this layout, and/or if it might be on display?

AFAICS it was at some hobby shop in Omaha NE, but that was +10 years ago and it has since moved on, probably now belonging to a private owner.  I did get to see it once at NSS (the old B+M store) but that was even longer ago.

There are some youtubes, but they are old and fuzzy.

Ed

Ed the last thing I heard tell of it, was like you mentioned, a hobby shop in Omaha, NE called Train Time Hobbies.
I remember at one the old GATS they had a flyer promoting they had it on display in their store.  But that's been several years ago.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 12:18:39 AM »
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Wow, and here I was thinking he integrated it into his bigger layout like John Allen did with the original G&D.  I must be mistaken.

He did an article for MRP where he integrated it into a much larger track plan.

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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 01:03:31 AM »
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He did an article for MRP where he integrated it into a much larger track plan.

What issue/plan was that?   This is his Moffat Road (sorry for the poor pic) but that was started from scratch.



@Bendtracker1 , yes, that was the place.  Here it is at TrainTime, but this vid is 12 years old:
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Re: Mike Danneman Original 5x7 DRGW Layout from 1996 -- where is it?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2021, 01:37:06 AM »
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Well damn, I lived in Bellevue, NE 2008-2010 and spent a lot of time at Train Time Hobbies (and House of Trains) but sadly the layout wasn’t there then.
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