A Period Poll

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CharlesH., Aug 6, 2004.

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Modeling era

  1. pre-1900

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  2. 1900-1910

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  3. 1910-1920

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  4. 1920-1930

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  5. 1940-1950

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  6. 1950-1960

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  7. 1960-1970

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  8. 1970-1980

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  9. 1980-1990

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  10. 1990-2000's

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  1. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

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    So, which era do you model?
  2. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

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    dang! I forgot to put the 30's in it!
  3. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    thats ok.

    the 1930s was a depressing time to be on the rails :D :D

    (grinning, ducking, and running from the incoming tomatos!)
  4. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    I think you should allow multiple choices, I am planning on model any era between 1900 - 1959.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Well,Depends on my mood..I can model C&O in the 60s,the C&O/Chessie in the 70s or my C&HV from 1978-2004. :D Did I mention I will be buying some NS units??? :D
  6. NYC-BKO

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    Right now I'm doing the mid-fifties thru the end of NYC as a real railroad ( modelers license says different) I have equipment that can take me to the present.. A trio of NYC GP-30's look nice pulling a doublestack train! -:thumb:
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    My official era is British railways 1829-1959. (note small r on railways). I have a concentration in 1923-1948. I also have a few pieces outside this era (in both directions).
  8. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

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    well for me it is about 1924 to 1945.
  9. CharlesH.

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    *does spit take* 1829!?!? woweee! got any pictures??
    (or was the 8 a typo?)
  10. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    Hey, the first British trains rain around 1817
  11. CharlesH.

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    I know, it's just I couldn't imagine someone modeling that period! 60103 must be an ace scratchbuilder.
  12. neb1211

    neb1211 New Member

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    I am planning on modeling 1990 through present.
  13. Jon Grant

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    I sort of fall between two decades modelling late 80's to early 90's with my diesels, although its 1917-18 with the steamers.

    Jon
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    1940s as the Traction era peaks and declines ;)
  15. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I model the current era, so I guess that would be 1990-2000, there are so many nice models from this time!
  16. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I model Santa Fe in the 50's on the modular club, with some equipment back dating to the 30's & 40's. At home I'm planning to build a switching layout of the L.A.J. in the 80's to the present.
  17. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Right now I seem to be leaning toward the 50's and 60's. Well at least most of the stuff I am buying now fits into that period. I do have things that fit into the 60's, 70's, and 80's, however. I plan on keeping them but I will concentrate on the 50's and 60's.
  18. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    I am doing 40-50's transition, but after the trainshow last weekend I may be adding some newer power units just because. :D :)
  19. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    1880-1900 Southern Ontario Short Line in N Scale.
    Railway had approximately 205 miles total.
    I am modeling part of the 56 mile long Orangeville Branchline, from mile 39 (Cheltenham) to mile 56 (Orangeville).
  20. McFortner

    McFortner Member

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    My railroad is based in the current era, but since it is a short line it runs whatever it can get a hold of! :rolleyes: ;)

    This lets me run F units with GP35s and the occasional steam excursion.

    In the real world it lets me run whatever catches my fancy.

    Michael