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6 O G A U G E R A I L R O A D I N G J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 O GAUGE RAILROADING is published seven times yearly O GAUGE RAILROADING (ISSN 1062-1482) is published seven times per year in January, February, April, June, August, October and December by OGR Publishing, Inc., 33 Sheridan Rd., Poland, OH 44514-1680; phone: 330-757-3020; fax: 330-757-3771; e-mail: Info@ogaugerr.com; website: www.ogaugerr.com. SUBSCRIPTIONS: By mail in USA: 1 year (7 issues) $34.95 US; 2 years (14 issues) $62.95 US. Canadian subscriptions: 1 year $44.95 US; 2 years $82.95 US. Foreign subscriptions: 1 year $59.95 US; 2 years $109.95 US. Remit all funds in US dollars. CONTRIBUTIONS: News items, construction articles, photos, etc. pertaining to 2 and 3-rail O scale trains all types are solicited. Manuscripts, photos, drawings and other items contributed for publica- tion become the property of OGR Publishing, Inc., and will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self addressed envelope. Upon publication, contributors and authors will assign exclusive publication rights to OGR Publishing, Inc. for these manuscripts, photos, drawings and other items. Feature articles will be paid for upon publication. Please do not submit previously published manu- scripts, photos or drawings. Information about submitting articles may be obtained from the editor. OGR Publishing, Inc. assumes that all letters, product information and items of general interest are offered gratis. OGR Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for the opinions expressed by the editors, authors or advertisers. ADVERTISING: Our current advertising rate card is available at www.ogaugerr.com. Click on "Advertise in OGR." Or send a # 10 SASE to our office. Acceptable ads are limited to items of interest to 1/4" scale model railroaders, including books, videos and other related items. DEALERS: New hobby store dealers are always welcome. Please contact OGR Publishing, Inc, 33 Sheridan Rd., Poland, OH 44514-1680, phone: 330-757-3020; e-mail: dealersales@ogaugerr.com PRINTED in the USA, Periodical postage paid at Youngstown OH 44514 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OGR Publishing, Inc., 33 Sheridan Rd., Poland OH 44514-1680. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Publisher must be notified at least 60 days prior to address change. Please give us both old and new addresses in full, including zip+4. Magazines not forwarded by the USPS and/or failure to notify us of the change may result in your missing an issue and/or additional postage. We do not guarantee delivery to business addresses. OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern time. In this issue you will see an ad for our newest video, Great Layout Adventures, Volume 11. Shooting the GLA 11 video was very special. It was also the longest video shoot I have ever done for an OGR video. What took so long to shoot this one? e layouts! e two 3-rail layouts in this video are truly world-class! Although there are two 3-rail layouts in this video, they could not be more different. Bill Bramlage has built one of the finest "loop runner" display layouts in the world. Bill coined loop runner to describe his method of operation. Like most 3-rail layouts, several loops of track encircle the layout, which fills his basement. It features a carnival, Happy Valley, a massive fireworks display, and a huge big-city area he calls Tower City. And tower it does! He has a 9ยด ceiling in his basement, and many of the tall buildings almost touch the ceiling. ere are over 10,000 lights on this layout lighting the buildings, building interiors, scenery, signs, roads, parking lots, and many other items and places. With the room lights turned down, the layout absolutely sparkles! Bob Bartizek's Pennsylvania & Western Railroad is the most unusual 3-rail O scale layout I have ever seen. Bob models the Pennsylvania Railroad, and his P&W includes a well-done model of the world- famous PRR Horseshoe Curve. e scenery, rolling stock, and motive power on this model railroad are outstanding. He enjoys prototypical operation, and his layout design is taken right out of the HO scale playbook. It is a single-track main line with passing sidings and a staging yard at each end of the main line. If you're not quite sure what that means, you'll have to watch the video to find out. Drawing on the modeling philosophy of Frank Ellison's Delta Lines, Bob's trains come on stage, perform their role in a "stage show," and then go off stage ready to appear again in the next operating session. Shooting an OGR Video 1

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