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    Default MR's modeld railroad planning 2020

    Don't know what happen but MR did something right but three of the articles are on N scale layouts, and one more has HO and N scale plans.
    Must be a all time first
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    No offense intended, @spyder62, but I think what you're implying would be true only if the staffs of MR/MRP were "anti-N scale," which they are not. MRP editor Tony Koester doesn't filter things first by scale when looking for good layout planning articles.

    Yes, in the early-mid 1980s, the lack of attention given to N scale by Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman magazines led to the advent of two N scale magazines (curiously both based within a few miles of each other in Pugetopolis/Greater Common-Sense Free Zone).

    But MRP has featured many N scale layouts -- both proposed track plans as well as fine layouts, and sometimes in plural in a given issue -- over the years. Three might be a high-water mark, but it's been reached before, in MRP 1998, MRP 2003, and MRP 2014, and that's just from my cursory glance.
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    Whether it's been done before or not, I think around here, publishing that much N-scale content counts as "doing something right" regardless! I might need to pick up this issue.

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    MRP 2020 was a great issue. I hadn’t bought an issue of MR in a while and the content in this one made it impossible for me to resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    ... I might need to pick up this issue.
    Rewarding them for their actions... hopefully a good way to encourage more of the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    MRP 2020 was a great issue.
    Yes indeed it was, Karl. I've often found MRP has infused me with so much modeling inspiration that the momentum carries me forward for months.

    The Buckingham Branch and the New Haven layouts are especially nice. I was not so taken at first with eight pages dedicated to Mark Dance's engine terminal (I would like to have seen more of the O scale LNWR layout and a track plan), but over the weeks I have come to appreciate all the meaty bones in Mr. Dance's article. And anything David Popp does is top notch. Good stuff.

    I would like someone to do a piece on planning the WC's White Pine Sub. If only I knew of someone. ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I would like someone to do a piece on planning the WC's White Pine Sub. If only I knew of someone. ....
    I’m trying to get lots of photos as I am getting the White Pine going. I wouldn’t mind seeing it in print either!
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