What time period do you model?

Time Period Modeled:

Early Steam (Best Friend of Charleston, Phoenix, etc.)
1
5%
Transcontinental Era (1860's-1900's)
1
5%
Early 20th Century (1900's-1930's)
1
5%
Transition Era (1930's-1960's)
5
25%
Pre-Stagger's Diesel (1960's-1980's)
7
35%
Post-Stagger's Era (1980's-now)
5
25%
 
Total votes : 20

Re: What time period do you model?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:19 pm

scaro wrote:I don't know what this is beside the SDL50 here, but it looks a bit like a BR232?


Not sure what it is but def not a 232. It looks a bit Russian but I don't recognize it as one of theirs either.
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Re: What time period do you model?

Postby scaro » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:59 pm

Turns out they were built by a French consortium but powered by a 3600hp ALCO:

http://www.locopage.net/Francorail.htm

As they were also ordered by North Korea and Iraq I suppose we will have to call them the 'ALCOs of Evil'.

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Re: What time period do you model?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:20 pm

scaro wrote:As they were also ordered by North Korea and Iraq I suppose we will have to call them the 'ALCOs of Evil'.

Ben


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Re: What time period do you model?

Postby Dibbedabb » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:02 pm

Hello everybody!

I voted for Post-Stagger's Era, although it's not exactly the one that I prefer. In Europe we have different periods. My favourite period is modern railways (and I'm with ConducTTor in not liking steam locos), so that would be the european periods 5 and 6, starting after the cold war in the 1990s. I just like the invisible power of modern electric locos (and you can't change me to like steam) :D
The second hand railcar scaro mentioned looks like a (latticed) west german VT95 from the 1950s. At the moment there is no TT scale model for this (there was one for the successor VT98 from Zeuke I guess, but I don't know).
As far as I know Cuba also bought LVT railcars (available from Kres) and these passenger cars (in the same green-white livery like the LVTs), both from the former east german DR.
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Re: What time period do you model?

Postby Marquette » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:07 pm

AFAIK Rokal had a VT98 which could be backdated to VT95... but it's Rokal so I'm not sure the scale, but almost certainly not 1:120 :)

In any event, I think Uruguay and Cuba would both be very fascinating and modellable subjects - I really like the Cuban thought that could happen, too: M62 pulling American-design freight cars!
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Re: What time period do you model?

Postby Valeriy (M 1978) » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:08 am

1945-1985, but mainly 1955-1970 for in USSR it was a period of brilliant spread of diesel locos while steam locos already existed and electric locos began to spread. Besides, I just like the design of 1950-1960's 8-)
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