1. twr2244

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    The PRR 1953 is my choice of era. There was
    still plenty of steam around to see and all of those cool first generation diesels. I'm
    just old enough to remember 53 and spent considerable time viewing the action from my grandparents front porch in Rimerton Pa (which was a mere 30 feet from the two track main). GOOD TIMES!



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  2. Denis F. Blake

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by StickyMonk:
    what era does everyone model?

    i model the preasent i am currently in the middle of updating from 1990 my GP35 and GP30 are now being rebuilt to GP39E and GP39M my F45's will be going into MK and a host of other locos will be changed eventually.

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    The Seaboard Air Line, Summer of 1966. Cool time indeed. Lots of Baldwins and Alcos. 1st generation power is still around and the second generation is arriving as well. The 40 foot boxcar is King but the 50 footer is knocking big time on the SAL. Now, there were lots of 50 footers on the roster but the roster was dominated by the 40 footers, covered hoppers and woodracks. Modernization has taken hold as well. Yards are being rebuilt, track is being rebuilt as well. CTC is all over the place and has been for several years. Welded rail is in use as well. Just too darn bad that the E4's and the Centipedes have been retired by now. Oh well, long live the Jolly Green Giant GP40's and the U30B's as well. SDP35's are the primary power on some of the SAL's secondary passenger trains. The Silver Meteor is STILL the hotest passenger train in the land. TT23 is still the hottest scheduled freight train in North America as well. Man, sure wish I was there.

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  3. playram

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    I'm really stuck in the '60s. I have my 1860's B&O steam and my 1960's B&O diesels.
     
  4. friscobob

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    One nice thing about the era and place I model is that I can include pure-dee Santa Fe
    motive power (no BNSF or "goat boats", neat-
    looking as they may be), KCS white, Katy "John Deere" engines, the occasional UP six-axle, some SCL, and a Southern high-hood or two. So far, I just have Santa Fe and UP power running with my Frisco goodies. Alas, the F-units are all gone, and the high-hood U25Bs and GP7s are going. On the horizon in 1979 are the GP40-2s. The GP15-1s are here on the secondary & local freights, and except for a stray GP7, all the power is red & white.
    The QLA, Texas Special, and CTB rule the
    rails. Rarely we see an Amtrak excursion, and
    the 1522 is still 10 years away from being
    restored to service.
    But in the distance, the sound of thunder
    from St. Paul can be heard......is it Bad News? (JUST KIDDING, BN fans [​IMG] )
    That's the era I model. In the real world
    back then, it's disco, OPEC, Jimmy Carter, the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate mailaise, the Bicentennial, and double-knit polyester.
    On the Frisco, it's pulpwood and paper in SE
    Oklahoma, coal in Kansas, Oklahoma & Arkan-
    sas, autos in St. Louis, and fast freight to
    Avard and the Santa Fe.
    (in MY basement, disco AND doubleknit polyester are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! [​IMG] )
    Highball QLA!!!!


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  5. JCater

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    Hello everyone!
    I model specifically the year 1890, in the Colorado Mountains in the late fall, on a fictional line known as the Colorado and Southwestern. I love steam and the old rolling stock. Since I live in Colorado, the setting was a no brainer. Although I would like to model in HoN3, I can't afford it, so the CSW is a standard gauge line, built as a subsidiary of the Colorado and Midland...one of the few real standard gauge lines to enter the Colorado Mountains. I chose 1890 because at that time many "new" innovations in steam engines were becoming available to railroads, and it was also the height of the gold mining era in Colorado. If you would like to see my layout, and read more about it go to http://www.jstrainstation.homestead.com
    I hope to see you there and look forward to interacting with you all on this fine forum. Happy Modeling!!
    John
     
  6. Mike C

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    Hi all. I am curently modeling the N&W of the late 40s early 50s. I like the mix of steam from that era, and can run most anything as long as it isnt a diseasel. [​IMG] Well that makes at least two of us here anyway, Justin May. Wouldnt it be great if someone came out with a proto 2000 type quality 55-70 ton coal hopper? [​IMG]....Mike

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  7. tunnel88

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    I'm looking at late 90's (99 or so) BNSF, so there should be plenty of pumpkins, whitefaces, warbonnets, Heritage IIs and Grinstein green SD70MACs...

    I say should be cause half the stuff isn't bought or correctly painted yet. I'm trying to convert my P2K GP30s to GP39Ms and Es. Some got the fans redone, etc but haven't hit the paint booth yet.
     
  8. StickyMonk

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tunnel88:

    I say should be cause half the stuff isn't bought or correctly painted yet. I'm trying to convert my P2K GP30s to GP39Ms and Es. Some got the fans redone, etc but haven't hit the paint booth yet.
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    you doing the ex southern hi-nose ones like the one i did?



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  9. Brent

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    I model in HO, Metro-North's fleet from when they were created till now. Mostly FL-9's, GP35m's, a B23-7, Two Genesis P32's, and other equipment. Conrail's my mainstay for n-scale equipment though. I model the 80's through the present [​IMG].
     
  10. tunnel88

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    I'm really thinking about the ex high nosers... I might try it on a spare shell and if it turns out good than good if not than no.
     
  11. Helitac

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    Hi, I model Western Pacific in the Mid- Sixties. When I was TEN or so there were three or four different RR's operating in Oroville CA.
     
  12. StickyMonk

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tunnel88:
    I'm really thinking about the ex high nosers... I might try it on a spare shell and if it turns out good than good if not than no.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    have you seen the photos of the one i have done (well i say done im still waiting for some etched steps [​IMG] to arrive) i could post some new pohtos of them one GP35 rebuild one GP30 rebuild almost finished if you want to see


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  13. paliz

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    I model SP Coast Line area, Santa Cruz (near San Francisco), August 1966...those of you who have visited my website will know why I have chosen that date...any guesses anyone?

    Peter



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  14. tunnel88

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    Post em! Either the photos in your gallery are prototype or the best modeling i have ever seen! [​IMG]
     
  15. StickyMonk

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tunnel88:
    Post em! Either the photos in your gallery are prototype or the best modeling i have ever seen! [​IMG]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    i posted some on here awhile ago in another topic, i will post some new ones next week as soon as i get them back



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  16. Harron

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    At the NEB&W we model the early 1950s, set in Eastern NY/Western VT. Since we are based on the Rutland and D&H, this is kind of the heyday for these roads. Rutland ceased operations in 1961.

    I am "reviving" this old thread so the newcomers can see it and add their info.
     
  17. CNWFan

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    1950's in Milwaukee. Chicago was a hub and there were railroads trying to get around the time delay of routing cars around the Chicago area... There is a lot of prototype information on the interchange in the Milwaukee area; interchanges with the CNW, MILW, SOO [directly] and GTW and PM (or C&O) by ferry.
     
  18. Benny

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    I am arm chair modeling a Steam Era ATSF Freelance to the heart of Arizona and back again!
     
  19. Black Cloud

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    I model the Golden Years of steam on the N&W, circa mid fifties. I haven't built the Pike yet, but I'm just finishing the designs on my new home I'm building, and plan on cutting the ribbon on my freelance RR, the Norfolk and Way, serving the N&W coal industry. Lots of big steam, some J class passengers, and some small switchers.
     
  20. yankinoz

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    1990 to 1995 Soo Line. This is "the begining of the end" time frame for the Soo Line image. I may one day narrow the time down to a single year or even less, but the 5 year range gives me a lot of flexibility - particularly in lease units that ran on the CP/SOO rails in the 90-93 (some real odd balls too!)

    The 1995 cut off is not flexible. I am a BNSF free zone and a closet CNW fan thus, my HO scale world ends in 1995.
     

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