View Poll Results: What Era and Region do you Model Primarily.
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Eastern Steam/Transition Era
Western Steam/Transition Era
Eastern Diesel to Modern Era
Western Diesel to Modern Era
Other (Trolley, Traction, Logging, Subway, Euro Etc.)
I don't model a specific time or place. I run what catches my eye.
Thread: What do you model?
May 17th, 2012, 12:52 AM #1
What do you model?
The Pennsy rant thread got me thinking. Some claim there are more Western Modelers, some claim more Eastern. I want to know with an informal poll here.
Try to answer with your primary modeling era and region if you are a multi region modeler. There is an answer for those that don't have a specific region or time and just buy what catches their eye. I know there really is a central region but everybody always cites east vs. west. The Mississippi is generally considered the break point but use your best judgement if you are borderline. Area's like Chicago are a hard call because they served both sides of the country.Tony Hines
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May 17th, 2012, 12:57 AM #2
Oregon Cascades. Logging layout in 1931. Jim
May 17th, 2012, 01:04 AM #3TrainBoard Senior Member
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Norteastern US. Pan-Am/ Guilford
May 17th, 2012, 01:27 AM #4
If I had a decent space to build, I'd go Rio Grande in Colorado.
Very minimal steam. Primary is transition diesel to modern day diesel power.
Not the latest stuff though. I have EMD FT's to T-Motors to GP60's.
Could probably use to narrow it down even farther, but I also run what I want.
I guess I could fit into western steam/transition, western diesel, no specific time/place, run what I like.
Could be anyone's guess!!
Thing is, I also have some other stuff, Eurostar, TGV, Japanese container train, a 4 unit Japanese bullet train and 2 Japanese trolleys! Try and figure that one out!
Way too much stuff, not enough wall space for display!!
May 17th, 2012, 01:39 AM #5
in my fantasy world of railroading
the Pennsy is most definitely the #1 RR w/ its 4 track mainline and eastern pa theme
steam hauling freight and diesel for passenger service
(along with doodlebug and RDC/trolley transit for SEPTA and precursor to it)
but i do like to be able to set my own rules
which includes trains from other areas running on the same tracks, passenger mostly:
Reading (passenger deisel & freight--steam: lots of coal)
Lehigh Valley (passenger--diesel)
Erie Lackawanna (passenger--diesel)
Delaware and Hudson (passenger--diesel)
B&O (passenger--diesel and freight--steam)
Nickel Plate Road (passenger--steam)
Southern Pacific (Morning Daylight--diesel)
this is thanks to KATO and their runs of passenger collections
the only one i have not yet been able to purchase being the burlington northern
perhaps some day!
Gary L Lake Dillensnyder
May 17th, 2012, 01:45 AM #6
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Mostly what ran in Texas in 1951 but a whole lot of other bits and pieces also.
In descending order.
Burlington-Rock Island(joint line in Texas)
PCRussell Straw, Sugar Land Route
May 17th, 2012, 01:45 AM #7
I put myself down for Santa Fe in Texas in the 50's (early diesel) era.
A better question might be "What would you model if you could buy the stuff you need to do it?"
I'd like to model a slightly earlier era with more ATSF steam but unless I do a lot of scratchbuilding/kitbashing or spend a fortune on brass, if I can find any and even with brass you still can't get a very good representation of smaller locos (Santa Fe wasn't all about 4-8-4's and 2-10-4's), that's out of the question. I model Japanese National Railways in the 60's for my steam era fix because I can get good RTR models of all the common classes on the roster in that era along with a few oddball types for good measure, there is no class one North American road for which you can currently do that.
May 17th, 2012, 01:55 AM #8
I do not see an appropriate choice. What is you have a couple different layouts with different eras?
Big Layout - Western ATSF Circe 1944-1962 as my tagline says.
Medium Layout - Appalachian using mostly NS or its ancestors as far back a N&W and SRR with a errant CSX in there for something to change the color scheme
Small layout - Western roads pre-Borg assimilation
NTrak Layout - Anything goes!Respectfully,
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May 17th, 2012, 02:03 AM #9
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Very specific 1920's NP and CNW. So, to do those in the badlands of SD to eastern MT requirews that I fantsized in a RR connection from the CNW colony line to the NP via the Powder river, or the Little Missouri.
But I will probably run any steam just cause it's FUN! Like the 1935 Fox Valley Hiawatha I have.........
Steam, power and poetry in motion. Here at Eagle Butte, Montana.
Alan in Glendive, MT, CEO of the Northern Pacific and Black Hills Ry in N-scale.
May 17th, 2012, 02:37 AM #10
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Which choice would fit best? I model Pacific NW, just at the point of higher HP (3000 and up) second generation road diesels (GP40, U33C, SD45) starting to appear. Circa 1966-1968. I guess Western Diesel to Modern Era, although that seems as though a rather broad brush stroke.**********
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