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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #120 on: November 22, 2012, 07:37:22 PM »
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Conrail in 1997. Most likely some modern NS stuff as well.
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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #121 on: November 24, 2012, 01:41:30 AM »
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Turn of the century, the 21st century CSX with an FEC connection, but I am thinking about going protolance UB style.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #122 on: November 24, 2012, 03:25:29 AM »
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I selected transition era as I model New York Central of the early 1950s.
If more iconic steam was available I would back-date to the 1940s and select steam era.
Trouble is I am also partial to the interesting variety of 1st generation diesels, too.
Modeling the NYC of the early 1950s

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #123 on: November 24, 2012, 12:58:58 PM »
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Well I model the present with a pinch of the past RS3, GP9, GP15-1, GP38-2 and steam excursions locomotives for the tourists.

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #124 on: November 26, 2012, 12:40:20 AM »
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I guess I should post here since almost everyone has. I have about 14 Ohio Central locomotives, all pre G&W so I guess that makes them 2008 or earlyer. As far as other modern equipment its mostly NS and ranges from GP38-2s to GEVOs so I can probably claim to be current on that front. I only buy freight cars I have seen in person or photos for the modern trains. For some reason I can't realy explain a few years ago I got the idea that some older equipment might be neet so I started getting into NKP. All of the NKP equipment I have except the Mikado was still on the roster as of 1964. Realising that I also started to pick up a few N&W locomotives that would have been around in 64 and even a Wabash geep.  I have been working on trying to make shure that all the cars I have to run with that equipment also fit 64, with the exception of a few to go with the mike.

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2012, 09:06:49 AM »
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Desert Southwest Narrow and standard guage mining lines in the Summer/Fall of 1942.

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #126 on: November 27, 2012, 01:37:11 PM »
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Pacific Electric Railway/SP between 1955 and 1960 in the Western District of Los Angeles.  Typical Citrus switching style ops with overheads eventually.



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Hello Joe,

Didn't think there were any other n-scale Pacific Electric modelers out there! The photo from your message reminds me of my unfinished Western Railcraft N405 steeple cab kits from a few years back. I tried to motorize one of them using styrene channel & flat stock for the floor and some thicker pieces for the ends, that all fit over a stretched Kato 11-106 power chassis. I also shortened the drive shaft to keep the motor within the brass cab but don't think the styrene parts will give me enough weight to make it a puller. Maybe it's time to start over using a heavier material like brass for the floor & end pieces. I'll have to start another thread topic if I decide to go any further with this. Would love to duplicate that photo with a working n-scale PE steeple cab.







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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #127 on: November 27, 2012, 02:00:17 PM »
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Hello Joe,

Didn't think there were any other n-scale Pacific Electric modelers out there! The photo from your message reminds me of my unfinished Western Railcraft N405 steeple cab kits from a few years back. I tried to motorize one of them using styrene channel & flat stock for the floor and some thicker pieces for the ends, that all fit over a stretched Kato 11-106 power chassis. I also shortened the drive shaft to keep the motor within the brass cab but don't think the styrene parts will give me enough weight to make it a puller. Maybe it's time to start over using a heavier material like brass for the floor & end pieces. I'll have to start another thread topic if I decide to go any further with this. Would love to duplicate that photo with a working n-scale PE steeple cab.

Paul

Paul, if the loco will run on a branchline trackage, you could try doing this (also for a separate thread).  Only real negative is what happens over embedded uncoupler magnets, but if you uncouple by hand...




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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #128 on: November 27, 2012, 02:23:37 PM »
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Can't pass this up.  My wife and I are working on the B&O in western Maryland in the 1850s.  Not such a big challenge today with quality 1850-1860 era cars and wood-beam trucks from Panamint (Shapeways).

What was the inspiration?  Clemens Landing, Mississippi 1858:  An N-scale layout by Richard Insley.  Appeared in the October 1997 issue of Continental Modeller (Peco Publications).  Very popular at the exhibitions in England.

We have the Bachmann 4-4-0 and the Atlas/MicroAce 2-6-0.  We do need another 1850-1060 steamer.



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    - Modeling 1850s B&O


That is AWESOME. More pics!!!

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #129 on: November 27, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
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I model the present day. I'm a child of the Dash-2 Era. I was raised on Falcon Service SD40-2s. To see these favorites in lease and yard service now is awesome for me.

Sweet stuff.  As a never-to-be-reformed KCS modeler, I have a fondness for SD40-2's in all shapes and sizes.

Oh yeah, my era - 1995-2005 KCS in Baton Rouge, with a smattering of ICG/IC thrown in, and now the BRS (a WATCO shortline).  Plus the Louisiana and Delta CF 7 I need to finish. :facepalm:
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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #130 on: November 27, 2012, 04:06:43 PM »
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I just finished running some GS-4's and then I switched to some F-7 & E8's.

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #131 on: November 28, 2012, 12:32:08 PM »
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Being a protolance modeller of a CNR family line that is completely fictional, I'd like to pick a time frame that is historically accurate to lend credibility/plausibility to my choices in equipment. So far my research has indicated that 1963 is about the only suitable date where one might still find second-hand 2-8-0 Consolidations and brand spanking new C-424's together.
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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #132 on: November 28, 2012, 08:17:57 PM »
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PRR (Eastern PA and South Jersey) 1940s-50s
GWR (Wales) 1930s-Nationalisation
DSR (Northern Wales) Any and all years i deem feasible for a steam-operated Welsh slate-line

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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #133 on: November 28, 2012, 11:12:16 PM »
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Re: What Era Are You Modeling?
« Reply #134 on: November 30, 2012, 05:31:08 AM »
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NP and SP&S, 1954... but I will be occasionally cheating so I can run some of the stuff
that was scrapped in the late 40s.