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Marshall Miller
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I am looking to get into some of the crayon rail games. I have Empire Builder in the mail. Can anyone tell me what size the board is so that I can get a sheet of plexiglass? What other crayon rail games have the same size/shape board? Is there a good size that I can use for this and other games (optimal size shape)?
 
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The Empire Builder board (and most of the others in the series) are about 22" x 27". Iron Dragon is a bit wider at about 22" x 36". The game boards are hard mounted and have a good surface, so I haven't felt the need to break out the plexi with them.

If you are near (or want to drive to) Baltimore, I can give you a quick start on the Empire Builder system at our monthly game session (1st Saturday of the month).
 
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What location? (how do you clean your board?)
 
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Since the board is mounted instead of plexiglass you can get a transparency sheet. It is much easier to store and cheaper.
 
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Mease19 wrote:
(how do you clean your board?)


If you do use plexiglass, try dry erase markers. Normal Kleenex works fine or if stubburn, a little water (or spit even) cleans it up nice.
 
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I use plexiglas (I also use it for wargame paper maps). I use 18"x24 mainly for the ease of carrying (it fits well on top of my game tubs) to conventions, gamesdays, etc. Generally you need 2 sheets of that size: Russian (barely--it just covers all of the cities--and leaves a few buildable places that no one ever builds to) & Indian Rails can get by with one.

Use Vis-a-Vis overhead projector (wet erase) markers. The plexiglass cleans well with a wet paper towel. Don't use dry erase--it wipes off too easily. And your actual boards NEVER get dirty. (One hint is to mark the large cities with the red pen as a witness mark, if the plexi gets bumped it can be easily reset.)
 
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I'll cast my vote for not fooling with plexi-glass at all. We've never really found it necessary. We use the large crayola wash off crayons. They do just fine for us.
 
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Mease19 wrote:
What location? (how do you clean your board?)


I host GCOM Hillendale (just east of Towson): http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/locations.asp?location=16

The board cleans up fine with a dry paper towel. The included crayons wipe up easily. I've also used china markers before.
 
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