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What Era Do You Model?
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:55:14 PM »
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The immediate reason for this poll is the thread about wheel sizes.  In the era I model it really was not a question:  36-inch for passenger and 33-inch for freight.  But there has been a lot of discussion making me wonder about how many folks model much more modern eras.

Please forgive the choice of dates:  it is necessarily a bit imprecise, but intent was to span approx 20-years periods since 1940.
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 08:17:13 PM »
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1966 - 1969 for me.
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 08:19:46 PM »
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October, 1971 for me.


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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 08:45:50 PM »
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80's on up; I like shortlines with hand-me-down power, and big modern freights
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 09:11:29 PM »
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80's on up; I like shortlines with hand-me-down power, and big modern freights

Modern short lines for me also. Although my freelance short line has not returned to profitability yet, it's more like a money pit!  :D

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 09:26:43 PM »
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1943 to 1955
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 09:51:41 PM »
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1987-89. Prime time for CN and CP in Ontario.

But, 1978ish is also of interest.

As is 1998ish.
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 09:59:12 PM »
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Modern-ish. Late 70s through today, ignoring any real world developments I don't like, like the proliferation of graffiti; wide nosed diesels; and the end of Conrail. Sort of a time stand still/mash up with the local turn being powered by a decrepit GP9 that should have been retired decades ago.

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 10:00:31 PM »
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Around 2011-present.  Fluid to follow developments that I want to model.

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 10:12:48 PM »
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September 1952 (with a few historical inaccuracies to satisfy personal whims!)

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 10:16:35 PM »
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1954-55.

There was a similar poll recently over on Trainboard. Transition era just edged modern era. I would guess this site has more modelers of the modern era.

I wonder if the transition era losing its dominance is common across scales, or peculiar to N.

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 10:17:34 PM »
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Trying to make believe that I am modelling the Milwaukee in the mid-70s (well just before bad decisions started coming out). Unfortunately, I have no Little Joes, so I am following that build thread quite closely.

Always need more SD40-2s and GP40s, because Lines West loved those, but not sure how I explain the Dash 9s  :| .
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 10:36:00 PM »
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August of 1948, potato season on the NS
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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 11:07:09 PM »
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1992-94, with a bit of history shift to fit what I want in the era I chose.

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Re: What Era Do You Model?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 11:18:37 PM »
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Summer 1956
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