John Peluso's Eastern Division

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

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    John,
    l had a whole box of old rail logic boards given to me. But they all had to be modified to work with LED signals.
    I sent them to the east coast to be done and that was the last I saw of them.
    Which is a bummer I would have liked having signals.
    Had a signal guru here from Utah a year ago he brought some examples, we sat down and after we went pass the $1500.00 mark I started losing interest at an accelerated rate. True CTC is even more pricey. ABS would be fine with me.
    I always enjoy seeing your MRR images and videos. A truly first class operation.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  2. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Yeah Tom I hear you!
    Signaling is nice but with a price.
    Especially on large layouts, I have only 2 spots where signal is automated and that's about it, unless I win the lottery LOL!
     
  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Course my layout is small 15 or so switches. I hook my signals to my switch machines, so when the switch is lined for your route it has a favorable signal. I gives a good effect without the cost. It,s not perfect, but unless you plan on having a lot of head light meets, it looks great. The tortoise machines work good. When I had my Florida layout, I talked to a guy their that made them. Ken makes nice stuff but the cost is like a winding road.
     
  4. geep07

    geep07 Member

    additional photos
     

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  5. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Really nice work there, I like the transfer caboose.
     
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  6. Great shots John. Your scenery is terrific and really makes the scenes for your good looking power and rolling stock.
     
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  7. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Fantastic!
     
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  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    A few more Pictures
     

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  9. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Transfer caboose #1319 is from Tom Holley.
     
  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Dan Munson takes great photos of layouts and he really captured the beauty in John's layout.
     
  11. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    John, impressive layout you've built. Would you consider adding your model loco roster into the spread sheet?
     
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  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I hope get to see Johns MRR if I ever make it back that way again, one of many places and people I would like to see or meet from this site. A world class MRR. I need to get the same type backdrop images on my outfit, they sure give the layout depth.
     
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  13. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Tom & All,
    Thanks for the compliments!
    Tom, no doubt backdrop images do add depth to any layout. Most commercial images come with a blue sky/clouds, some do not or can be ordered to your needs. Cutting out the images from the sky requires a case of # 11 blades. I had made copies and used them for my back drop and stored the originals in case I want to revise a scene or I build another layout. NOT!
     
  14. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Just to give everyone a heads-up; John's layout will be featured in the March 2020 installment of Model Railroad Hobbyist.
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    Also, be watching for a Dan Munson article with Dan's photos of John's Eastern Division layout in the April 2020 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2020
  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    John, you built the dream layout of every Frisco modeler - or at least the diesel-era ones. Thanks for all the hard work.
     
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  16. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    John, you make your diesels earn their keep - even the RS-1s. I numbered mine 109. What R/Ns are yours?
     
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  17. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Doug,
    My RS 1 's are #101, #111
    These are the factory painted numbers from ATLAS.

    John
     
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  18. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Congratulations to John. The article on his layout was the reader top-rated article in the March Railroad Model Hobbyist!

    Here's a link to the What's Neat in Model Railroading April 2020 featuring John's layout.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2020
  19. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  20. I just got it yesterday. Great stuff John!!!
     
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