John Peluso's Eastern Division

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

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm gonna mark up over there. Looks like John should be paying into RR Retirement for employees it looks so real.;)
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Yes, DCC and most have sound.
  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    John very nice operation and layout. I might have to mark up some time.
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Two tour videos of John's excellent layout have been posted on Youtube:

  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow, that's fantastic! Nice smooth trackwork and steady video. How long is the mainline run? Can't help but notice its all diesel.
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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Great ride John. Terrific layout!
    Do you have any renewed interest in E-units?
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  7. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Not really, but I'm listening!
  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    Very well done.
  9. Great stuff John! Thanks for sharing those Keith
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  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thats quite a ride John! Great scenery and bridges and about everything else too! Some good track work as well.
    What kind of switches did you use?
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  11. geep07

    geep07 Member

    I used Atlas # 6 and #8.
    The curved switches are Walthers/Shinohara's
    The main line run I would say is about, around 350'-400'
    I do have a 4-8-4 steam locomotive with sound that run excursions on some of the sessions.
    You need to bring that 4500 over!
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  12. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    The only thing better than seeing photos and video of Johns layout is to see it in person. John's a great host during op sessions and an even better modeler.

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  13. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Thank You Brad, most appreciated!

  14. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    I live in STL (Hazelwood), I'm a little intimidated by the thought of operating but I'd love to watch others operate in a session, John.
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  15. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Craig, I definitely understand about being intimidated, I experienced it, however, once you start initiating your urge to participate in ops and get a few sessions under your belt and realize how much fun and enjoyment you can get from that aspect of the hobby.
    I will send you a PM and get you introduced to an op session. Not only just mine, but to all of the other fine layouts that I operate on.

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  16. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Craig, operating is what makes the modeling efforts all come together. It gives the model railroad has a meaning and purpose; reproducing in miniature what happened in prototype. There should be no reason to be intimidated; most every operating host I have met will tell you the purpose is to have fun. You really should get involved with John Peluso, Gary Gross, Bob Brady, John Schindler, Rene Lavoise and the rest of that bunch in the St Louis area. It's a great group of guys and they have a lot of fun.
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  17. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Thank you. Looking forward to it.
  18. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  19. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Layout is not CTC. The signal is automated by "Logic Rail System" circuit using photo cells to activate it. Eye Candy sort of speak, makes photo taking appeal.
    A dispatcher is isolated in another room using a schematic magnet board for train movements and is in contact with road crews using 2 way radio.
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  20. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Revisiting this thread after more than a year. You know, I guess one of the cool things about aging is that you get to see things you saw once before (but forgot it) so it's new all over again! :ROFLMAO:

    John, you're layout is truly national caliber. Pick your publisher and offer a few sample pics and I'll bet you'll get offers for publication. That is, unless you'd rather avoid the notoriety that comes with a nice layout once it goes national/global.

    I simply love the atmosphere you've created and the fact that it appears to be solidly set in the black and yellow era (and you're doing a good job representing it), just makes it that much more classic looking!

    I can't say "well done", or "excellent", or any other superlative enough. It's truly a GREAT layout.


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