What do you listen to when modeling/running trains?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Jac's Lines, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    I was thinking about this today while driving my wife nuts singing along with Johnny Cash and doing some landscape work. :thumb: I often listen to a special mix CD I made up of Johnny Cash songs (all obtained legally, thank you) when I'm working on the layout, all of the songs are about trains:

    Hey Porter, Rock Island Line, Wreck of the Old 97, Folsom Prison Blues, Orange Blossom Special, Casey Jones, Wabash Cannonball, Slow Rider, John Henry’s Hammer, Waiting for a Train, City of New Orleans.

    I know, burning a special Johnny Cash railroad CD qualifies me for the dork of the month award, but it's a cool listen.

    So, what CDs, tapes, etc. do you guys listen to?
  2. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    I usually put itunes on shuffle, so I'll hear anything from ELO & The Monkees to Metallica, The Cure, and Hooverphonic. :D
  3. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member

    Same here! Honestly though, who uses their iPod/iTunes on something other than shuffle for more than 5 minutes? :rolleyes: :D
  4. trainwhiz20

    trainwhiz20 Member

    Very cool. Unfortuantely, I'm not lucky enough to have an Ipod!

    I usually turn the nearby TV onto "Party Favorites" music channel. Or listen to a CD with various railroad songs on it. Heck, even sometimes local radio stations (like 93.3 WFLZ, the Hit Music Channel). It depends on my mood.

    Sometimes--and I know we all do it--we turn everything off just to hear the trains themselves run!!! :D
  5. Either smooth jazz ( Fourplay/Rippingtons/Rick Braun/Mindi Abair etc.) or bob/modern jazz or classical...Mozart & Modeling!! :thumb:
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I listen to a smooth jazz FM radio sation. I would prefer blues or bluegrass but no radio station here plays them so I sometimes listen to tapes. Now thats old tech isn't it.
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    CCR or a railroad CD
  8. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Ennio Morricone's greatest hits albm, over and over and over. :thumb:
  9. Lately sublime, before that old judas priest or iron maiden.
  10. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Porcupine Tree, Mostly Autumn, Spocks Beard, Camel, Caravan, lots of other "prog" rock. Or blues. Or classic rock.
  11. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I listen to Jazz Masters, a digital cable music station.

    Robin, which station do you listed to?
    Jazz-FM used to be my favorite when I lived down south.
  12. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Well me, I try NOT to listen to the wife yell at or for me, as I modle to get some peice and quite.... shhhhhh, dont tell her that thou...have a good one..steve

    happy listening.....
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    I listen to Country Music when i am fixing and painting my rolling stock & engines. What can i say, when you grew up listening to country music you tend to grow to it and like it as i do. :D :D
  14. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    :thumb: Jac's...I hate to disillusion you, but back in 1990 I was driving down the steep side of Mount Eagle in Tenn. heading toward Chatanooga when this
    large custom made bus (one of two that he owns) passed me, followed by a large custom moving van with J.C. on the side. I knew it didn't stand for "Jesus Christ" so I asked and sure enough, He was on board. I asked him, "what with all the train songs that he sang, how come he wasn't riding in a custom made railroad car instead of a bus"? He said that he couldn't ride on a train because he got motion sickness. Now isn't that the pitts.

    Texas Chief
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Classical, or movie soundtracks. I save "Also spracht Zarathustra" for the moment the finishing touch has been applied. :D :D
  16. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Coutry and rock. Right now I'm on a John Mellencamp and Jackson Brown kick
  17. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    My favorite CD is one I put together myself... with train songs by Merle Haggard, Arlo Guthrie, C W McCall, etc. Most of the individual sound tracks all have "train sounds" in the background (it really get's me in the mood). My favorite ones seem to be the ones that are the least well known: the Gallopin' Goose; the Silverton Train; and the Miners Ghost Train # 41

    Bob :wave:
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I tried workin' to Contemporary Christian music but my inner Old Line Baptist started stabbing me in the ear with an Xacto knife. Now I do my modelin' to a classic rock station---at least I know where they're coming from :rolleyes:
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That's hillarious! I love it! How about "Theme for the Common Man" while you're working toward that goal? :)

  20. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Jazz..... :) :wave:

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