John Peluso's Eastern Division

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by geep07, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter


    Looks good the only thing better is seeing it in person, great image of a great layout.

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  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Was that Alco custom-painted, or done by Atlas? Either way, it's awesome! I have an RS1 in Frisco colors, and the Kato drive under the shell is the smoothest-running diesel I have.
  3. geep07

    geep07 Member

    The Alco RS 1 is factory paint, weathered with air brush and chalked and has a Tsunami sound decoder. Yes, a very smooth runner!
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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  4. geep07

    geep07 Member

    20180804_131414.jpg Through freight in the hole, Train#10 takes crossover to pass.
  5. Looks good as always John!
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Love those Frisco passenger trains, John!

  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looks fantastic John!
  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

  9. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    The shot with the cars crossing the bridge reminds me of Murdoch in Old Orchard. Great work.
  10. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    John, I'd love to see your layout the next time I'm in St. Louis. Do you do op sessions?
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  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Really like this layout, first class all the way for sure.
  12. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Don, that is what it represents!

  13. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Doug, Yes I have op sessions. Am part of a round robin group of layouts that operate.
    I have an A & B session with 12 trains in each session. A session lasts about 3 hours.

    Stop in, you are most welcome!

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  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Nice John!
  15. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John's use of photo backdrops on his layout is among the very best I have ever seen. He hides the shallow depth of the layout very effectively, and the backdrops complete the scene very nicely. His layout should be on anyone's must-see list.
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  16. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    How many operators do you have at a typical op session?
  17. geep07

    geep07 Member

    I have 7.
    Yard Master
    Assist. Yard/Hostler
    4 Road crews

    Dispatcher is located in another room . All communications are done with 2 way radios .
    Will attach a photo showing a track shematic board using magnets for train location.
  18. geep07

    geep07 Member

    1. Dispatcher Train Order Binder
    2. Sample of train order. Each road crew has the same order in pocket size.
    4. Dispatcher Panel shows schematic of layout.
    3. Eg; Each train no. is placed on a green and white magnet with the same no. #76
    Dispatcher gave #76 green magnet to a given point whereas the white magnet was its point of origin.
    When road crew has completed its work, he request his next assignment and the process is repeated.
    White magnet is placed at the last green magnet location and the green is placed at the next destination point.

    Attached Files:

  19. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    DCC? I'm sure it is.
  20. Great shots and I love the job aids that you have.

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