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jbrock27

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2016, 01:43:00 PM »

As to impulse buying... I'm modeling in both HO and N scales, and I've fixed both to specific times and locations. ...my credit card statements bear witness to the fact that I still impulsively buy things that fit within my time periods / operating region / etc. - not to mention prototype rule books, employee and public timetables, and period photos or postcards of the towns I intend to model.

Thank you my friend, for assisting in illustrating my point Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 12:27:42 AM »


Yes, unless you pointed these things out to them, how would they know:  A) that only cars representing 1958 were present; B) it was Southern Quebec and C) it was not a layout you just made up?  What I am saying is, unless you went out your way to tell these people it was not any of these things, how would they possibly know?


I get it now.  But I'd have to do the same thing if I modelled say the CPR in the same or any other era and based it on Farnham Quebec.   Smiley

At least on the GER they won't see a mish mash of different road names on locos and cabooses, blatant mixing of eras with steam alongside the latest techno-toasters.  Hopefully, it's one harmonised picture that conveys the era and region I am attempting to portray.  Even though I freelance, I like to think I'm a prototype modeller.  In other words, I base all my modelling on what the prototype does.

That's my goal, not to say others who just like to run trains regardless of the prototype are wrong, it's just different strokes for different folks.

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Roger T.  

  
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Len

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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 11:17:08 AM »

Well...There are a few of us who have prototypical mish-mashes of "steam alongside the latest techno-toasters" by modeling a railroad museum.

Specifically, my layout (when it's not boxed up) is the KL&B Eastern Lines Railroad Museum, on what was a 35 mile branch line that was going to be abandoned by the Class-I that owned it at one time. I posted most of the back story some while ago.

Len
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Dakota7820


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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2016, 12:18:28 PM »

Len,

That's a very interesting modeling concept. How can I find your story on your railroad, and do you have a locomotive/rolling stock roster posted anywhere? I'd enjoy reading about it.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2016, 01:23:06 PM »

...blatant mixing of eras with steam alongside the latest techno-toasters

Cheers

Roger T.

LOL !!  I just knew it was only a matter to time, before you would inject "techno-toasters" into the discussion Cheesy  Thanks for not disappointing Wink.

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Len

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 01:31:27 PM »

Len,

That's a very interesting modeling concept. How can I find your story on your railroad, and do you have a locomotive/rolling stock roster posted anywhere? I'd enjoy reading about it.

The short version is here: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,30035.msg221213.html#msg221213

Len
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 02:19:08 PM »

Sounds like lots of fun. A very good way to realistically run what you like no matter what the era. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 03:35:32 PM »

...blatant mixing of eras with steam alongside the latest techno-toasters

Cheers

Roger T.

LOL !!  I just knew it was only a matter to time, before you would inject "techno-toasters" into the discussion Cheesy  Thanks for not disappointing Wink.




Techno-Toasters, one of my favourites.  Smiley 


Cheers

Roger T.

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