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Peter Hazlewood
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Hi everybody. I guess this is slightly heretical for a crayon rail game, but I recently picked up a copy second hand. The game's in condition but the crayon doesn't really stand out on the board. Has anybody use dry erasable pens instead? Obviously the pen marks need to come off perfectly.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Håkan König
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sneakypete21 wrote:
Hi everybody. I guess this is slightly heretical for a crayon rail game, but I recently picked up a copy second hand. The game's in condition but the crayon doesn't really stand out on the board. Has anybody use dry erasable pens instead? Obviously the pen marks need to come off perfectly.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Yes, I've used dry-erase (whiteboard) markers on both Russian Rails and Iron Dragon. Get the ones with a thin point and it works very well. I think there is a couple of similar discussions in the Empire Builder Rail Games forums if you check there.
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Wayne Walker
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To summarize other discussions that I read when I was in a similar situation:

1) dry-erase markers will eventually stain the board
2) wet-erase markers are used by some people
3) dry-erase crayons are a good option (Crayola brand available at Walmart in the USA).

I went with dry-erase crayons. They are cheap, easy to find and give good results.

Good luck!
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wwalker98 wrote:
To summarize other discussions that I read when I was in a similar situation:

1) dry-erase markers will eventually stain the board
2) wet-erase markers are used by some people
3) dry-erase crayons are a good option (Crayola brand available at Walmart in the USA).

I went with dry-erase crayons. They are cheap, easy to find and give good results.

Good luck!


Thanks both for your input. I went in search and found the thread about dry-erase crayons and ordered some earlier. Not quite as cheap as in the US but not bad. I look forward to playing with them, as long as they arrive one day before the final estimated delivery date of 15th January. I've booked in a play on 14th!
 
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