View Poll Results: What Era and Region do you Model Primarily.

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  • Eastern Steam/Transition Era

    46 19.09%
  • Western Steam/Transition Era

    51 21.16%
  • Eastern Diesel to Modern Era

    51 21.16%
  • Western Diesel to Modern Era

    61 25.31%
  • Other (Trolley, Traction, Logging, Subway, Euro Etc.)

    9 3.73%
  • I don't model a specific time or place. I run what catches my eye.

    23 9.54%
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  1. #1
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    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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  2. #2
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    Oregon Cascades. Logging layout in 1931. Jim

  3. #3
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    Norteastern US. Pan-Am/ Guilford

  4. #4
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    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!!
    Keith
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    Member - Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society
    http://www.drgw.org

    B-6, I-5, A-1, E-1

  5. #5
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    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)
    C&O (freight--steam)
    AT&SF (passenger--diesel)
    D&RGW (passsenger--diesel)
    UP (passenger--diesel)
    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!
    enjoy
    Gary L Lake Dillensnyder

  6. #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.
    ATSF/GC&SF
    SP/T&NO
    MoPac/IGN
    MKT
    Frisco
    KCS
    Burlington-Rock Island(joint line in Texas)
    UP
    D&RG
    N&W
    PRR
    PC
    Russell Straw, Sugar Land Route

  7. #7
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    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.

  8. #8
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    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,

    David

    Our Future is in our Hands!

    Modeling the ATSF from Winslow to Barstow


  9. #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.

  10. #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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