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johnb

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #105 on: June 06, 2021, 07:06:05 AM »
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Pacific Electric 4-Track mainline LA to Watts. (Electric freight switching, through interurbans)


the issue is equipment,  other than the VO-1000 and the SW1's, there is nothing produced.

You would need a dozen Blimps, a dozen Hollywood cars, three random Twelves and three Tens....just for passenger service.

For freight, you will need at least 6 locos running in pairs, the 4 track was home for the big Baldwin DRS6-6-1500's and 1600 Freight Motors, and the VO's were common there. I have yet to see an EMD unit or steam on the Four Track, and yes, it screams to be modeled.... [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #106 on: June 06, 2021, 07:04:42 PM »
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Ain't no Byron Hill, only Waupaca (seems appropriate this month eh?). You guys inspired me.




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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2021, 01:42:36 PM »
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Way too many to list but here's a few that jump to mind; some have already been mentioned:
- The SPCSL years on the Southern Pacific between Chicago and St. Louis: Amtrak, Grungy SP and DRGW power with B&O position light signals.
- Ore country in northern Michigan: CNW C628s, DSSA Baldwins, Lake Superior & Ishpeming Alcos.  This ore range is often overshadowed by the DMIR.
- The Dakotas, in any era: Soo, GN, NP, BN, CNW (Alco Line), MILW, etc..  Lots of grain elevators and wide open spaces.
- Chicago area: guessing that since *most* railroads went there they also went somewhere else more interesting.
- Dubuque area: IC/CGW/CB&Q/MILW, etc.  A couple of tunnels plus passenger trains.
- The Mopac as a whole: maybe just me but it seems underrepresented in the modeling community.
- The C&EI in Illinois (does anyone model that one?).
- IC and GM&O down south: Cotton Mills, pulpwood, produce, paper mills.

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2021, 04:34:25 PM »
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WAIT FOR IT!!!!!




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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2021, 05:08:01 AM »
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RMC also had a nice article in the 80s covering a H0 scale Hillsdale County Railway layout - it was very inspiring and had both pre Conrail (PC) and post CR (HCRC) rolling stock. It was the beginning for me taking an interest in PC

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Stephan

You might be confusing that with the Lenawee County RR (modeled as the Lenawee Central) in the January 1981 RMC, "Evolution of a Short Line."

Lenawee County later became part of the HCRC.
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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #110 on: June 11, 2021, 07:14:37 AM »
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You might be confusing that with the Lenawee County RR (modeled as the Lenawee Central) in the January 1981 RMC, "Evolution of a Short Line."

Lenawee County later became part of the HRCR.

Thanks!! You are right  :o

Hmmmm- 40 years ago - oh, oh  :scared:

Stephan

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2021, 04:25:07 PM »
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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2021, 12:26:44 PM »
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W Neal,

Perfect,, the bicentennial GP35 nice touch. Could even do the Milwaukee with the bicentennial SD40-2.

The light gray and red,, beats tuscan red and brunswick green any day!!

TC

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2021, 08:38:02 AM »
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The light gray and red,, beats tuscan red and brunswick green any day!!

TC

^^^^^ This!  Now I better run before the SPFs try to tar and feather me!

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Re: Prototypes Someone Else Should Model
« Reply #114 on: June 14, 2021, 12:11:09 PM »
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Light power move on the AZER Clifton Branch. Distant shot gives an interesting perspective on scale.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/759660/