What's your layouts time frame?

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

  1. nhguy

    nhguy Member

    I ran an engine there last year. A friend of mine is an engineer for the SL&RG. Really beautiful area. The steam engine turn aound track is still there but the ends are not connected to the main line anymore, They are actually curled up and stickin in the air! We saw 2 large herds of elk up there. Really nice area to model.
  2. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I love it! My brother left the hobby when our "minister of the interior" tried to resist our complete conquest of the railroad room. She felt that an 18" access way was too small around the backside of the layout...what if our overweight aunt wanted to go around the backside of the layout to catch one of the cats (huh? why would our aunt ever need to go back there?)...but so goes the politics of eminent domain...oh, and she never noticed that I moved the layout back to the 18" accessway to avoid altering my track plan :thumb:

    Fortunately, my new "minister of the interior" is much more approving my hobby! She's granted me right of way throughout our future basement...or any of our current one.
  3. jtloconut

    jtloconut Member

    Southern ry 1945 to 1982:D , CSX 1985 to 1995 :rolleyes: and my club French broad and catawba mid 50s . :thumb:
  4. Alan B

    Alan B Member

    I am officially jealous! I want to go back to the valley to take some better photos. I may trouble you for an introduction.

  5. REflectiveMAN

    REflectiveMAN New Member

    Conrail 1976-1999 :D
  6. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    1980's for me.
  7. iis612

    iis612 Member

    Mid to late '40's
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Those are all good time frames. The best time frame is the one that works best for you.
  9. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Someday I'd like to do something small circe 1835.
  10. conrailmike

    conrailmike Member

    Modern, early to mid 1990's to right up until the break-up.
  11. Dirtyd79

    Dirtyd79 New Member

    The 1990s for me.
  12. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    In all honesty, except for the immediate southern California area, Speilberg's movie American Graffiti pretty much selectively compresses two differing, albeit rather closely-spaced eras, into one. The days of the true "street rod" craze (the chopped, channelled, re-motored, older-bodied cars) in nearly all of America were the mid 1950's. By 1962, when the movie is set, Detroit was well on its way into the era of production "muscle cars". By then, classic street rods were quickly becoming few and far between on the street. Their province had become mainly car shows, not the highway. I know, since I was there (and owned a 1963 426 wedge-head Ramcharger-powered Plymouth Fury!).

    So, unless you are are from, or your layout specifically depicts, southern California in 1962, maybe you SHOULD change your mind about your time frame just a bit!

  13. Dayton

    Dayton New Member

    Since it's my world, I'm going with 1900 thru about 1955. Why? Cause I love steam engines and there are some early diesels that I like. I don't count rivets like some guys, and thats cool for them, I love to see their work. I just like running the trains and building the scenery.
  14. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    I think Dayton has the right idea. I also like running trains and building scenery. Most of my stock and the scenery is 40's to 60's America and American but somehow that 1900's Heisler and 1990's DB ICE train slipped in there. No one's perfect. But mostly I just like to sit back and watch and hear them go. I'm only 3 quarters of a mile from the real UP so I've got some competition out there. But mine are louder. Bob
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I try to stick in the 90s/late 80s, but i will model early conrail as well.
  16. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    Well I started in the 1980s but have been moving the railroad backward in time to about 1965.
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Im in the Modern Era. I love steamers but I LOVE Modern Diesels even more lol

    Guess it was because I wasnt around for steamers as I was born in '89 lol
  18. jesso

    jesso Member

    I have SD70Mac's pulling automax's right next to GP7's and 9's pulling 40' box cars, so I guess my era is the Diesel era. Although steam engines occasionly show up when other members come over so I guess I am all over the place. The nice thing is, I can go to railpictures and see pictures of every one of those engines running now, so I can comfortably say that I like the modern era best.
  19. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    The truly Golden Age of American rail;roading: 1880's to around 1910...
  20. Flyboy41

    Flyboy41 Member

    I would like to think I'm modeling the present day. Most of my motive power would put me in the mid-80's though. I like to say that all trains that I run are locals so they don't get the flagship locomotives pulling them.

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