What season do you model?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nachoman, Dec 1, 2007.


What season do you model?

  1. winter

    4 vote(s)
  2. spring

    7 vote(s)
  3. summer

    30 vote(s)
  4. autumn

    11 vote(s)
  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Just curious, I don't think I have seen this discussed before. I am a late summer guy.

  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I'm a summer just 'cause I like green trees and lots of grass.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I've admired some fine looking Fall season layouts in this forum and I've sometimes flirted with the idea of a Winter layout but I opted for what must be Spring or Summer with Woodland Scenes green foams. :)
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Summer, I've tried fall but I like the green better, must have something to do with being Irish!:mrgreen:
  5. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    I find that most things I can find goes well with summer such as people etc. I love all the green and growing plants too.
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Where's the option for plywood?
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Summer. I like the green and the hot weather.

  8. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I chose summer, as thats what I'm modeling now on my switching layout. I plan to do spring or fall on my Cajon layout in the future.
  9. CRed

    CRed Member

    Summer.I like the green also

    Winter?Absolutely not!We get enough of the white stuff here as it is,I don't need to look at it year round on my layout.

    Spring or fall wouldn't be bad,but as mentioned I enjoy the green of summer.Besides,up here in No. MN they're just basically a part of winter anyways.

  10. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Well I wanted to choose all the options, because I've been thinking about having my (future) layout split into four and then having a season for each season. But I chose spring since I'll start off by constructing Caluzaville.

    Cape Town/ Harbour section: Has to be summer- it's the coast, come on!

    Tarlton: Has to be autumn, when there is an array of colours, the rural areas around here look great.

    Caluzaville: Named after my fiancé (her current surname, Caluza), has to be spring.

    And the mine section can be winter- it will be nice to have a mix of Evergreens and dead trees and brush.
  11. Relic

    Relic Member

    I do summer because I think it gives you the most latitude,fall and winter are kinda short.Most fall layouts I have seen{in magazines}look very toylike,with the colours being too bright and unrealistic.Winter,for me would have cleanliness issues,it would soon start looking like early spring with all the dirty snow.
    I guess mine will really be late summer because I'm going to slip in a blueberry field{after all this is the blueberry capital of the world}
  12. iis612

    iis612 Member

    There is no better sight than a Michigan fall.
  13. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I'll be doing Spring. I model So Cal, and I love to see Jacaranda trees in bloom as long as they aren't in my yard!
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    LATE spring:thumb: , in the summer here the grass turns brown, but in late spring all the leaves are on the trees, and theres enough rain to keep everything real green:winki::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Late summer to early fall. It's probably the most beautiful time of year in the High Country.
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Yeah, where is that option for those of us who don't have scenery yet?:mrgreen:
  17. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Good question, Kevin!

    When I started my layout, I chose fall because it's my favourite season & is so colourful. I used lots of bright reds and oranges. But, when I decided to make my layout an English layout, I changed it to summer.

    This was mainly because the layout seemed to look better in strong green colours -- it seemed more natural, realistic & simply looked better. It was also partly because the British falls aren't as spectacular as our Canadian ones and (due to so much rainfall) the British scenery is usually very lush and green.

    So that's my longwinded answer!

  18. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Like Rob, outside I like autumn most. But on a layout it is easy to overdo it with the gaudy orange and red trees. So I'll try to model late summer with a few trees starting to turn yellow/orange/red.

    But to be honest, at the moment I also should have clicked on a 'Plywood' button, if there was one...:mrgreen:

  19. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Member

    Are you going to have a clear cut-off line between each season, or blend gradually from one to another. I think the latter option would be extremely difficult to pull off, but would look spectacular if done right. Has anybody seen this done successfully before?

  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I chose late summer for my layout because it's my favourite time of year - and also my birthday!! I like the lush green of August, when hillside grass is turning gold, the lazy afternoons and the sultry evenings.

    Having said that, I'm also drawn to the fall colours, and having lots of reference shots of trains in winter I'd like to model that too.

    I've often thought that it would be nice to have a layout that was large enough to have a transition of seasons, not just terrain. That would give you the best of all worlds.


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