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    Howdy,

    On the road again,, i make my living on the road again..lol. I am leaving Texas to go work on a new construction KFC in Moberly, Mo. Lucky me. I will be going through the K.C. area sunday afternoon. Any layouts that are open for a visitor? I don't have to be to the job site till monday morning. So, I could stop by and run some trains,,hint hint.

    That is all, I am wyatt and I approve this message.

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    Oh, my, the wonderful layouts in KC! John Breaux's HO GN layout in Montana, and then there is the S scale Kaw Valley (builder's name slipped my mind). Chuck Hitchcock's superb HO Argentine District switching layout (but I think that is defunct now), Mike McLean's MKT layout, Bob Willer's SP&S, there's an excellent CGW layout and another superb CB&Q layout.

    I've operated on them all except the MKT layout, which was still a gleam in the builder's eye.

    Call Doc's Caboose hobby shop in West Bottoms, Wyatt. They might help you get a connection -- and it's a darn good hobby shop to boot.
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    Greg,

    I'll call you tomorrow afternoon.

    N scale layouts

    Jon Percy Buffalo and Pittsburg
    John Acheson ATSF
    Joe Kasper BN
    Brett Overholzer MKT
    My WP layout

    Others

    John Breau GN HO
    Mike Porter CGW HO
    Dave Acheson Colorado Joint line HO
    Rick McClellan Frisco HO
    Mike Fyten Kaw Valley S
    Jim Eudaly C & O O
    Mike Borkon UP HO
    Bob Willer SP&S HO
    Bill Hirt CB&Q HO


    That is all I can think of right now, but there is a few more.
    Rodney

    Here is my build of my n-scale railroad
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...-50-8-quot-%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    Greg,

    I'll call you tomorrow afternoon.

    N scale layouts

    Jon Percy Buffalo and Pittsburg
    John Acheson ATSF
    Joe Kasper BN
    Brett Overholzer MKT
    My WP layout

    Others

    John Breau GN HO
    Mike Porter CGW HO
    Dave Acheson Colorado Joint line HO
    Rick McClellan Frisco HO
    Mike Fyten Kaw Valley S
    Jim Eudaly C & O O
    Mike Borkon UP HO
    Bob Willer SP&S HO
    Bill Hirt CB&Q HO


    That is all I can think of right now, but there is a few more.
    That's a familiar list of names, Rod. I'd forgotten about Rick McClellan's layout. It's been eight years since I've been back in KC for anything longer than five days. When I'd go back for two weeks, I'd hook up with Bob Willer. We'd talk SP&S and go to ops sessions.

    There is another Q layout, isn't there? Built by former BNSF employee whose name escapes me. It was featured in RMC a couple years ago -- "Mac" is his nickname.

    And there's also Don Ball's Stockton & Copperopolis, and I heard Keith Jordan was building an O scale version of the Santa Fe in Santa Ana-Irvine area circa 1940s.

    So how is it that I missed seeing your layout?

    Indeed, KC is a model railroad beehive!
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    There are a lot of great N scale layouts in the Kansas City area. A number of us came up from Oklahoma for the KC Ops Weekend (entirely N scale!) last February, and I had the opportunity to operate on all of Rodney's list save his own layout. Excellent experience.

    Sam

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    Does Bob still have the singular tree (known as the Willer National Forest) on his mostly unscenicked layout?
    Paul Schmidt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    There is another Q layout, isn't there? Built by former BNSF employee whose name escapes me. It was featured in RMC a couple years ago -- "Mac" is his nickname.
    Jim McCroskie's CBQ


    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    So how is it that I missed seeing your layout?

    I wasn't in the loop back then. Next time you get here, let me know and we'll get together.



    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Does Bob still have the singular tree (known as the Willer National Forest) on his mostly unscenicked layout?
    Hasn't changed much then.


    Chuck Hitchcock tore his layout out and moved to a retirement community a few years ago, and then heard a few weeks ago that he has rented a new place so he could build a small (compared to his others) layout.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Indeed, KC is a model railroad beehive!

    KC was #1 in a poll that someone (either Model Railroader or the NMRA) did about 20 years ago




    Quote Originally Posted by samusi01 View Post
    There are a lot of great N scale layouts in the Kansas City area. A number of us came up from Oklahoma for the KC Ops Weekend (entirely N scale!) last February, and I had the opportunity to operate on all of Rodney's list save his own layout. Excellent experience.

    Sam

    The invitational Prairie Rails will be in February 2020. Then we'll have the all N Scale weekend again in February 2021.
    Rodney

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    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...-50-8-quot-%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    The invitational Prairie Rails will be in February 2020. Then we'll have the all N Scale weekend again in February 2021.

    Sorry, can't resist.....
    Sounds like someone needs to put a bug in somebody's ear ???
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    Don't forget a visit to the Kansas City Union Station. They have great operating layouts from Z to G scale on display in a dedicated room, though I am not sure if a visitor can operate on them. Then, enjoy the bridge that crosses the railroad tracks behind the station that provides great views of passing BNSF, Union Pacific, and Amtrak trains among others. And when you get hungry, Jack Stack BBQ and Lydia's Italian restaurant are at the other end of the short bridge, as well as a couple of very good restaurants inside the station. Enjoy your trip!

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    I wish I had more time. Just a couple hour stop over is all. This is all the company $, cept for my grub.

    Thanks for all the great input guys. I really appreciate it.
    Wyt

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