Twilight Zone

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Pitchwife, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    I was watching an old reruns of the great old TV shows hosted by Rod Serling when I came up with an idea of how to mix my facination with the strange and a layout that I am planning. The layout is to be an interchange of three different lines so as to diversify the types of cars that it would handel, but I wasn't sure which three lines to pursue. While watching the show I got to thinking, what if I used three lines that have no physical connection to each other. Talk about a deversification of rolling stock! :eek: :eek:
    Now, I am admittedly not a railfan so I need some help. I need suggestions for three major lines that don't interchange with each other in the real world, so that I can connect them in my little corner of the Twilight Zone. :D :D
  2. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Well, How about the Southern Pacific and Canadian National.
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    In real life you can have a wide variety of rolling stock and have only one railroad. Having multiple roads doesn't really change anything as a rule. However if you want several very different roads how about:

    Florida East Coast
    Boston & Maine
    Alaska Railroad
    Nickel Plate

    Remember you wanted the twilight zone! :D :wave:
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    How about:

    A North American Road, a Chinese road, and something European...

    Don't let anyone tell you you're "unfocussed", you're just eclectic! ;)

  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Hey, that sounds like the PNR!

    The PNR is like a dream layout for someone with a severe case of Adult ADD. There's loco's and rollin' stock from North America, Europe, and Asia, to include gas, diesel, electric, freight, passenger, speeders, railcars, handcars and pushed carts, animal power, etc., etc., etc. and it's all narrow gauge. You can even include steam if you go out of the PNRs boundaries and onto the sugar plantations. These would be Baldwins that were reported as still running, but there may be a porter or two left from the 40 + imported. Vulcan and Euro Steam was and may still be present. Diesels did/do include GE (U8B and U14C), Alco, and critters by Baldwin-Lima and (of course) Plymouth. Some (steam) are preserved in museums. The are many photo's in their yahoo group:
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    OI !!!!:wave: :wave: :wave: We have trains too, ya know!! :p :eek: :wave: :)
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    How about New Mexico Central .
    We are part of the USA you know??


    :wave: :wave: :confused: :confused: :eek: :) :) :thumb:
  8. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    How about mixing scales so the giants can have their own railroad.:D FRED
  9. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    The problem with larger scales is space, the main reason I decided to go with N.
    At first I thought of the idea of connecting seperate areas of the country, LA to New York in 4 hours with stops in Chicago, Houston, Seattle, and Miami.
    Another thing I had considered is mixing eras, an 1890's passenger consist steaming by an Amtrak streamliner. Maybe if I could throw in a monorail somewhere. :D :D
    Other countries would be good too as long as I could find the right rolling stock for them.
    This would be a switchman's nightmare, switching a track from Belgrade to Melbourne and then to Calgary via Rio!
    The more I think about it I'm afraid that I'd just end up with such a comglomeration that nobody could figure out any of it. :( :( Oh well, it was an interesting thought experiment. :)
  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member


    This sounds like the TWILIGHT ZONE :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :wave: :wave: :wave:
  11. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Reminds me of "Back To The Future III".

    Engineer: "Is this a train robbery?"

    Doc: "No, a science experiment."

    Also, I read on the website about Petticoat Junction, that the train Doc and Marty "borrow" was actually the "Hooterville Cannonball".

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