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BigLars Posted - 09/02/2018 : 3:50:45 PM
As I have time I will be working on a long overdue tribute to a great friend.

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Philip Posted - 09/16/2018 : 09:26:59 AM
Loved Verne's layout! Looked and looked for those blocks and could never find any at our local builders store. Carry On!

elminero67 Posted - 09/15/2018 : 11:28:13 AM
Will be following, looking forward to watching this develop!
tharbin Posted - 09/03/2018 : 3:43:47 PM

This is wonderful. I was really sad when most of Verne's photos on here went dark. The idea of seeing parts of Verne's work brought back is exciting. I really miss it.

Dave Meeks did a wonderful job of integrating San Lorenzo into his Thunder Mesa layout but that is such a small part of what was the Estrella & Sonora Grande RR. My only encounter with Verne was that he bought out everything worth buying from Roy's Train World when it was closing before I even knew they were going out of business. Unfortunately I never got to meet him.
BBLmber Posted - 09/03/2018 : 2:33:28 PM
Larry, Verne would love something based on one of his tall tales.

I'll be watching.

mabloodhound Posted - 09/03/2018 : 2:08:00 PM
It will be great to see Verne's portion alive again. Dave Meeks got his share up and running awhile ago and it looks great.
rca2 Posted - 09/02/2018 : 10:11:55 PM
A worthy project, Larry. I was just looking at the ON30 Annual with the article on Verne's layout last week.
TRAINS1941 Posted - 09/02/2018 : 8:37:33 PM
Nice tribute to an old friend!

You sure have your hands full I'll be following along with both of course.
BigLars Posted - 09/02/2018 : 7:29:51 PM
Thanks Rick

Part I of Verne's layout build:

Part II
Rick Posted - 09/02/2018 : 7:01:10 PM
Larry, this will be another excellent thread to follow and a fitting tribute to Verne.
BigLars Posted - 09/02/2018 : 5:49:31 PM
If you have been around here for some time you know Verne Niner was a great friend of mine. I got to visit his layout and when he decided to switch scales I was able to acquire some of his models. When he passed I was lucky and found the family selling off the rest on eBay. I picked up about 1/3 of his collection, the challenge was it was not all in good shape and mix and match.
I have enough stuff to reproduce many of Verne's scenes and stories.

As a refresher here are some of the Tall Tales.

Verne also had two excellent threads on this site. Unfortunately he hosted some of the pictures elsewhere and they are no longer included.

Everyone please feel free to join in and add pictures or stories.

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