What do you listen to when modeling/running trains?

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

  1. Bikerpete

    Bikerpete Member

    Just about anything...progressive rock, ambient, classical, jazz, or when I model the Southern...it's old time folk and blues. I have a small 3" TV on the work-bench...sometimes I listen to science, history or european football matches on that. The TV gives me something distant to re-focus on occasionally...it helps get rid of eye-strain.
  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    I just listen to the clikity clack of my trains runing when I am working on my
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I usually listen to rock and roll from the 50s and 60s..However,I also listen to country from the 30s-60s if the mood hits me for country.Sometimes its CCR and the Eagles.Every once in a while I like the sound of the big bands of the 40s, music from the gay 90s-thats 1890s and the music of the 20s.. :D
  4. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Hard Rock - AC/DC, Krokus,Keel, Manowar. anything with a good SOLID, thumpin' beat!
    Shortliner(Jack) 65 year old Headbanger! away up here in the Highlands
    and if my lady's got the stereo up loud - probably GreenDay - Yeechhh!
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    If you mean Arron Coplands "Fanfare for the Common Man", I save that one for locomotive first runs. :D :D :D
  6. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    275 CDs in the changer on shuffel so I get anything from ABBA to ZZ Top, John Denver to Van Halen, the Carpenters to Aerosmith. Just no C&W. I've just never been able to listen to that without grinding my teeth. :D
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Usually the local classical station or CBC. If not, old folk music or Bulgarian dance tunes.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Yep! "Fanfare!" That's what I get for trying to post fast when I should be thinking about going to bed instead. :)
  9. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Hi All:
    We had a thread on here "a while back" on train music. Y'all might do a search on that. I usually listen to the local college radio station. Free format is still alive and living there and accept for a few shows done by alumni they can't play any group that had a top forty hit in the last 20 years. Lots of new stuff. Beyond that i listen to two CDs my wife made for me with train songs on them or one of the 12 CDs a DJ down at WUSC made for me with nothing but train songs on 'em. Yeah, TWELVE. I had no idea either.

  10. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    I listen to the trains, lol
  11. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Pretty much everything (although I'm a firm believer that Country Music is an Oxymoron..sorry, had to get that dig in :)

    Right now I have the Soundtrack to Amelie playing again and again, if I close my eyes I can believe that I'm in Paris, but its inadvisable as I generally burn myself with the soldering iron if I can't see.

    David, you mentioned Bulgarian Dance Tunes, that wouldn't be the Bulgarian Women's State Choir would it?

  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Graham: The Bulgarian Dance music is played by men (the other half of the ensemble); women sing but most of it isn't danceable.
  13. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    I have N,G,O, and ride on gauges.
  14. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member


    Hi All:

    I really must be doing alot of multi-tasking! :cool: What I do most is talking to my friends on Ham Radio! :thumb: I also listen to my 500 channel police scanner radio. Yes, I do listen to Wisconsin Central, CN, and UP railroads on it!! :thumb: I also solder model railroad electronics and Ham Radio cables. Plus putting models together. I sometimes listen to a CD or the "regular" radio. I also surf the internet. Do some Instant Messaging on AOL and Yahoo. Watching the trains also gives me ideas to add to my website. Alot of times Jessica comes downstairs to talk. The most important! :thumb: :wave:

    Andy :wave:

    The picture is my desk with my radios. :thumb:

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  15. LR&BRR

    LR&BRR Member

    well when i run trains i hear the wail of the steam whistle, but then i realize i am making that sound out loud and not just in my head.
  16. CBCNSfan

    CBCNSfan Member

    Just the ringing in my ears tinitus I believe they call it. Don't get me wrong, I used to play the guitar, steel & spanish, keyboards which I no longer enjoy, and have lots of sound equipment the wife listens to. I have a radio in the train room but rarely turn it on because music is no longer a pleasure to me. My hearing damage came from loud noise in the work place. The quiet is nice and I do enjoy that. Now train sounds being in the lower frequencies I can hear so I can always turn on a sound system and enjoy that :D
    Cheers Willis

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