What's your era

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Because I model "free lance" and I don't follow a specific time and place, I gave myself the option to use my favorite locomotives on my layout.

    I' m in love with "vintage" Diesel. That is, the locomotives that came out in the 1940's, 50's and mid 60's.

    To me, they represent the finest locomotives as far as Style, Elegance, Aura and Design.

    Truly American Classic:D

    I have the following on my roster:

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    soon to joined the "familly":

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    They may not have been used by my RR, but they will be included on my layout:D
  2. interurban

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    Hi CN1, those are my kind of diesel,,, how did you get the pics so big without a thrashing from the admin:D :D :D :D well done;)

    As for my era,,,, Trying for 1950 as the limit anything before,,, that had a Pantagraph or Trolly pole stuck on the top will be scatched built or,, if the bank alows and the opportunity arrives
    i will spend a bit.:D
    Here are a few pictures that will show you what we try and recreate. Butt Anaconda & Pacific

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  3. interurban

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    #2:D British Columbia Electric.
    Beautiful I might add:eek: :D ;)

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  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    #3;) Chicago North Shore Milwaukee;)

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  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    #4:) Illinois Terminal, A well used section of track for photo`s in there day

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    One of my Favorite city shots P/E
    A bit further down the page;)
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Can you guess which of the pics above I liked the best? :D
    Nice shots all around though!
    Ralph
  8. Greg Elems

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    Speaking of eras modeled. This old girl ran until the UP took over the WP in 1982. This unit is on my roster.

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  9. Greg Elems

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    #2

    And so is this unit.

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    #3

    And can't forget this one either.

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  11. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Nice pictures guys!

    BTW, how do you shrink the pictures when posting?
  12. jon-monon

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    They sure were beauties back then!

    Chris, did you ever see the old article called "My Favorite Interurban" or something like that? About the traction that ran in Iowa, De Moins and other areas? That last shot reminded me of it. Yeller they were.

    BTW: Still no size restrictions if you use the IMG button to link to a photo elsewhere on the net (i.e. someplace else where you upload, your own site or a buddies, etc.).

    CN1, there is a how-to in the adding images section linked at the top of the page. It describes how to resize images with free software. You may already have some sort of photo editing software that allows resizing. I use The Gimp, which is available for Linux and Windows, is free and offers all the features of high end professional imaging software.
  13. interurban

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    This is the shot that should hve been posted but was messed up when the forum went down:D
    It`s a Pacific Electric " Owly"
    I could just step into that picture ,,,,,,,:eek: :eek: :eek: Hold on to me quick:eek: :eek:

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    Hi Jon ,,, that rings a gong er er I mean a bell:D
    Is this what it looked like??

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    interurban Active Member

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    Here is the Iowa Frieght car in yellow.Cheers.:)

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Sumpthin' like that;) Seems like the one I saw an article on was X80 or X81 or sumthin' :D
  17. brakie

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    I model the C&O in 1963/64 and the C&O Chessie in 1978/79.My C&HV is set in 1980 but can be use in the 60s as well.
  18. IAIS 604

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    As the older forum folk might remember

    (I'm new, but I'm old!),

    I model the Rock Island Line as a regional in the Quad Cities area of Iowa/Illinois in 1996.

    The Rock never folded, just shank down to the area covered by the then IMRL (now ICE) and Iowa Interstate regional roads.

    I use the real RI's roster of 1980 (which works good for a 1996 era regional road), and both RI and other rolling stock to meet the mission of the IMRL and IAIS in this area in that year.
  19. interurban

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    Hi George, have you some pics for us please??:D
  20. IAIS 604

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    Not yet - the layout is still under construction after my move from Bettendorf to Davenport.

    Will post some when it's "presentable".