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Poll

Which part of the world are you modelling in N?

UK (1:148)
Continental Europe (1:160)
North America
South America
Africa
Japan and Asia
Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica
Fantasy - I run a mix of trains from different countries
Other region not listed above

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Offline Caz

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 09:44:31 am »
. . .  (no steam  :claphappy:,

You can go off people.   ;)

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 09:53:13 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: ;)
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2014, 12:52:34 pm »
I thought the UK as part of Europe   :wave:
Our current island group ceased to be part of "Continental Europe" several thousand years ago, possibly around the time Noah was trying to avoid getting his feet - and his hair - wet.  I don't think the inundation of Doggerland etc. by the North Sea has been negated by our tunnelling under the English Channel.

Hi Sheldon.  I agree with your comments 100% :beers:
But to get back to topic, my layout is being build to reflect a major port and seaside town (eg Weymouth/Portsmouth etc) but located on the North Somerset or Devonshire Bristol Channel coast around 1970 (no steam  :claphappy:, few pesky diesel  :censored: electrics (although a "Gronk" will be station pilot  :hmmm:) and 95% Diesel  :heart2: Hydraulics.

Whilst I have a sneaking regard for your Westerns & V200-Style Warships (as long as they aren't too green) I cannot share your apparent hatred of Diesel Electrics.  Few sounds move me like the full-throated roar of a couple of Napier Deltics working hard & fast.  The music of a couple of R-R Merlins or Griffons also does it for me.

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2014, 04:35:56 pm »
I don't exactly know why but I have NEVER liked steam engines and even now would not go to the end of the road to see one. I tend even to walk away from layouts, however well constructed/operated if they are predominantly steam operated!
Diesel electrics are, I suppose, OK and actually tolerated on my layouts but they are only there because they have run through from "other regions" with specials or "a train from the Midlands/Southern etc".
Diesel Hydraulics (capitalised, as befits their standing :angel:) rule my layouts and will always do so.
I suppose it was being born in Swindon (literally within the sound of Swindon Works), steam was "old hat" and on its way out, Diesel Hydraulics were the "latest thing" and to my mind unbeatable while diesel electrics were "those strange things everyone else used" but we had decent locomotives like Westerns, Warships, Hymeks and D63XXs and D95XXs instead :drool: 
« Last Edit: April 18, 2014, 04:41:15 pm by D1042 Western Princess »
If it's not a Diesel Hydraulic then it's not a real locomotive.

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2014, 07:33:45 pm »
Although I agree with you about steam, we are going a tad  :offtopicsign: here ;)

Maybe we might have another poll on what locos members are modelling in the future.
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2014, 08:16:21 pm »
Although I agree with you about steam, we are going a tad  :offtopicsign: here ;)


Perhaps true, but just answering a question. Sorry.
If it's not a Diesel Hydraulic then it's not a real locomotive.

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 08:30:04 pm »
No surprises where my vote went...  ;)

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2014, 09:20:43 pm »
Whilst I do model the UK in 1:148th, I also model the Irish Republic, again in 1:148th like most modellers I know who model the railways of the emerald isle. (except those who do that bigger scale  :uneasy:
So I've put that one under 'other' as its neither continental Europe or 1:160th scale!
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2014, 01:35:07 am »
Living in new Zealand as I do, logic says I should model what I am familiar with:  trains in New Zealand (although NOT  the state-owned railway system). I voted accordingly.

BTW: Is anyone currently modelling Antarctic railways? THAT would be an interesting project; after all, 50 million Penguin's can't be wrong...
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2014, 10:49:37 am »


BTW: Is anyone currently modelling Antarctic railways? THAT would be an interesting project; after all, 50 million Penguin's can't be wrong...

 :no: Too much 'wrong kind of snow' on the track :-[

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2014, 06:58:14 pm »
gu'no, I think you might be right; it's the sort of thing that one could rail against forever, but for which one would always get the bird (at times literally....)

Thanks for the observation....
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2014, 08:21:54 pm »
I don't exactly know why but I have NEVER liked steam engines and even now would not go to the end of the road to see one. I tend even to walk away from layouts, however well constructed/operated if they are predominantly steam operated!
Diesel electrics are, I suppose, OK and actually tolerated on my layouts but they are only there because they have run through from "other regions" with specials or "a train from the Midlands/Southern etc".
Diesel Hydraulics (capitalised, as befits their standing :angel:) rule my layouts and will always do so.
I suppose it was being born in Swindon (literally within the sound of Swindon Works), steam was "old hat" and on its way out, Diesel Hydraulics were the "latest thing" and to my mind unbeatable while diesel electrics were "those strange things everyone else used" but we had decent locomotives like Westerns, Warships, Hymeks and D63XXs and D95XXs instead :drool:

I am the same as you. For me I think it was because I grew up in the BR Blue diesel era. So they remind me of my childhood. Steam was before my time so it is harder to relate to.

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2014, 09:33:53 am »

..a fantasy place in UK........Narnia Central :)
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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2014, 12:20:58 am »
I am modelling the UK--Welwyn North in Hertfordshire, 1925-35--but I live in Massachusetts now and consider the Uk to be an exotic overseas location!

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Re: What part of the world are you modelling - 2014 poll
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2014, 04:50:48 am »
Welwyn North as an "exotic location" - that's a new one! :laugh:


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