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Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« on: September 20, 2007, 05:34:50 PM »
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Ever get seriously sidetracked with prototype picking???

I thought I knew exactly what I was doing when I ripped my layout down to the benchwork 2 months ago. But I have now gone through the following phases:

- Go back to Conrail, c. 1991 in my original central PA protofreelance theme
- Bring it back to 2007 and Norfolk Southern
- Go to 1969 and look at the NEC and PC
- Go back to the future, 2007 and NS/CSX in the WV (one my other most common themes)
- Bag the whole thing and go with my alternative - the SBB in Switzerland
- Make life easy and do modern UP in the Ozarks - protofreelanced - no painting required
- Oh I hate UP, what about BNSF?
- Do something insane like LV in 1975

I mean I enjoy this hobby, but this is ridiculous.  Oddly this is the only thing I am indecisive about.

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 05:46:32 PM »
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LOL  Not me I always stick to one thing and never stray  ;)

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 05:54:33 PM »
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LOL  Not me I always stick to one thing and never stray  ;)

Yes, me too. ;D

Don't feel like you have to be "forced" into having a layout.  This hobby is too big and there are plenty of things to do besides building a layout.  You can spend your time working on small dioramas, for instance.

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 06:09:06 PM »
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If you're following your heart , it really doesn't matter . Sometimes the best rides , are ones with detours . Enjoy the scenery , to reach a destination not of your recent liking is not a good one . In fact , we really don't want to reach any destination , for thats the end of the line . And , no , to answer your question , I am totally happy with the UP in the 1950s , my W&LG in the same era , most anything LIRR , as well as logging railroads , and a rail museum and tourist line . :) No wavering what so ever .

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 06:13:43 PM »
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I'm a bit like that I suppose.

I've focused on UP for many years but recently I've started aquiring Montana Rail Link and Burnlington Northern  equipment. My goal now is to do a MRL layout in the future with interchange and run thrus with BN. I keep getting tempted to do more UP and SP stuff tho. My biggest temptation is to go back to steam era now too. I don't know what road I'd go w/ but dang, I really like running my 2-8-8-2 with the Loksound I crammed in the tender and the Athearn Challenger w/ sound.  What to do...

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 06:34:19 PM »
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Can't decide? Go freelance! Admittedly, if you model modern, there are only six (maybe seven of you count KCS) major railroads, but there are still over 500 other railroad companies out there in North America, some pretty big, like MRL and FEC. Create another one.

Or, model CSAO in your back yard - run both NS and CSXT on the same track.

Me, I just keep going back further in time as I get older!  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 06:34:51 PM »
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use the force ...


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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 06:45:10 PM »
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here's my list of what do i do's:

- continue with the PRR Panhandle in 1967 in N
- scrap N and go back to HO and do the EBT in HOn3
- stay with N and move into the 1970's and do PC on the Panhandle
- do the O&W in N from Scranton to Cordosio
- do Chessie in 1978 between Keyser and Grafton

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 08:01:43 PM »
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My A-D-D is a little more focused...  WM from Hagerstown west in about 1970 is the soup du jour.

But I'd really like to do the East Sub, or a group of modules depicting Hillen Terminal in the days of steam and passengers... or how about renting a gymnasium and modeling Port Covington, complete with the rotary dump and ore cranes!

Or turn the clock forward to about 1990, and do some Maryland Midland on the old East Sub... or the East Sub from Union Bridge to Highfield, grinding flanges up the Catoctins?

Then there's the whole steam era question.  Keep what I have and scrap all the diesels for a fleet of Bachmann Consolidations?  (They're pretty close, and would do in a pinch...)

Of course, I could always help Ed with that Northern Central project...

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 08:22:06 PM »
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Lou

Get yourself some unitrack, toss it on the benchwork, and just play with it for a while and see what sticks.

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 08:26:45 PM »
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- do Chessie in 1978 between Keyser and Grafton
WHEN DO WE START!! 8)

We could also fit 1953 in there too. EM-1's and EL-5's.  Goosbumps!
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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 11:33:42 AM »
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Come on, Lou.  You know you want to do the Valley circa '74!  Especially now that Atlas had done the GP38s, C628s, and C-420s...

Seriously, though, I grew up in the 70s/80s watching CR, so I will also run some trailvan trains on my Lehigh Line -- even though my modeling is focused on 1960.

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 11:37:05 AM »
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Conrail in 1979. It's what I'd do if I weren't doing CR in 1985.

... or maybe I'd do the FEC in 1985 or 1950. That'd be cool, if I had somewhere to stretch out those passenger trains and TOFC stuff.

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Re: Is there anyone else who is totally indecisive about MRR???
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 12:09:29 PM »
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my focus always has been 1968-1975 or so N&W Pokey. Sometimes I stretch that a little forward (1978 for Tuscan Red SD40-2 and C30-7) or backwards (beginning of 1966 when all passenger was still red).

If Atlas ever gets around to putting out their hi-nose GP38 in N&W, I'd buy the early 1980s "Skunk" scheme too.

In the last decade I've become more interested in the steam era - to the extent that I've been gathering a small roster as a secondary era. I picked 1955 as the year, as this was the last year that diesels were not permitted on the property (the first diesel, a RS3 arrived in Sep 1955). Fortunately for me, the area I model changed little in across my two eras in terms of structures, "sprawl", etc. :P (but It will require swapping equipment to switch eras).

On the side my other favorite railroad is WM, and I have a small roster of WM locos.

Apart from that so far I've resisted accumulating other local faves (B&O, C&O) and countless other roads that I think are cool.
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