What's your layouts time frame?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    A generic approach is essentially what I use. The structures are a general mix of old and modern and the vehicles range from the 50's to 05. By adding or subtracting vehicles and some small details of certain times, I can make the layout reflect whatever time period I want (in the time periods of the 50's to modern day) that I want it too. Still, it wouldn't be a big leap to have a train pulled by a team of F units or RS3's to come through town in 2001. Not likely to happen but it's possible.
  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Allways Modern for me...
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    1920s and 30s rural area for me. So internal combustion powered vehicles are still a relatively new phenomenon, but I will have the Model T's etc, from Jordan if I can get them. There will still be a lot of (real) horse power on the layout too... I saw a really interesting photo of a horse drawn tanker that was hauling gasoline for "them newfangled horseless carriages" that I might have to build... ;) :D

  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    1968 to 1975
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    'Bout the same as Ralph, late 60s-early 70s.
  6. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Modern, I love construction equipment and will have a fair amount when I'm done.

  7. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    I try to stay in between 1972 -1985, but some times we back date to the 50s.
  8. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Floating lazily backwards from 1971 until it eventually reaches the mid-1940s. I'm modeling a belt line that originally used electric locomotives but later dieselized: right now I'm modeling the diesels and the last operational section of the belt line, but the plan is to expand it to model areas that were taken out of service in 1966, and then add overhead wire that was taken down in 1953. Eventually I will add streetcars that will backdate the model to 1946--and who knows, maybe I'll add interurbans and backdate things to 1940!
  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    1885, give or take a week.
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I've got something that would fit right in with that. An 1860's 4-4-0 wood burner.
  11. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    mine is imaginary- Thomas Tank Engine Isle of Sodor... but I think it dates back a ways.

    When I do my real layout, it will probably be like the one mentioned above, current and back- just move some stuff and change out the engines/ cars and you have a different era.
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    That's the same thing I do.
  13. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    august 22, 1918 :D

    well, I guess I am not that specific, but I would generally say 1915-1925.
  14. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan


    I want my layout to be nice and somewhat realistic, so I have a trend towards modern times (the more weathered buildings look like thy're from the late '80 to the early '90's in my opinion). Unless there are still some around, I guess I can say that my layout has the only CNW F3 still in sevice:D
  15. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    I try to stay modern, but my home layout has been done in dribs and drabs ever since the early 1990's. I guess I could keep it at that period if ever I get it finished!
  16. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    My goal is as close to October of 1953 but due to some rolling stock, loco's and road vehicles it includes roughly 1950-1955 ish.
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    From what I have gathered from the real locos the cast of Thomas is based on, it would be the late 40s thru early 50s---Harold being the one to push it later. An interesting link in that regard>>>

  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Dang it!

    Just found the box that the F3 (or from now on the F3A as it's called:D ) is supposed to be around the 1980's while my tank car is from the 1960's:p
  19. Chrisdapos

    Chrisdapos Member

    Modern, from the 2000's on.
  20. joesho

    joesho Member

    id say mine is late 1930's--mid\early 1940's

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