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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CharlesH., Aug 6, 2004.
So, which era do you model?
dang! I forgot to put the 30's in it!
the 1930s was a depressing time to be on the rails
(grinning, ducking, and running from the incoming tomatos!)
I think you should allow multiple choices, I am planning on model any era between 1900 - 1959.
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. Did I mention I will be buying some NS units???
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:
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).
well for me it is about 1924 to 1945.
*does spit take* 1829!?!? woweee! got any pictures??
(or was the 8 a typo?)
Hey, the first British trains rain around 1817
I know, it's just I couldn't imagine someone modeling that period! 60103 must be an ace scratchbuilder.
I am planning on modeling 1990 through present.
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.
1940s as the Traction era peaks and declines
I model the current era, so I guess that would be 1990-2000, there are so many nice models from this time!
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.
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.
I am doing 40-50's transition, but after the trainshow last weekend I may be adding some newer power units just because.
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).
My railroad is based in the current era, but since it is a short line it runs whatever it can get a hold of!
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.