I've modeled the 1968-era B&O, and - during the last 3 years - mid-1990's CSX. B&O was the local railfan line when I first became active in model RR'ing and I could see it every day, so naturally I was attracted to it. With CSX, I first wanted to try to get my kids interested by modeling something they were all likely to see in real life. Kids weren't won over, but I discovered [or should I say re-discovered?] that railfanning is a very important part of my modeling. That's why I almost lost interest in mrr when I was still doing B&O 25 years after its demise...., what line and what era you chose to model in and why?
Our club models D&RGW in the 1920's. I myself modle the Southern Railway in Modern day. I love Southern's paint scheme and I also love modern day engines so there you have it.Wow! I love all the diverse answers and appreciate your replies very much. I started this hobby recently and through these forums and other resources I've learned so much but most importantly - Slow down & plan it out, but most important, find out what you really want to do. This is a long-term project not to be taken hastily.
Anyway thanks again.
I haven't picked an era yet. I love love LOVE steam engines so I'm leaning toward late 1800's. Though I ALMOST love just as much the early diesels and electrics.
I'm new to the Colorado area, recently moved from my home state of Texas. So I think I want to do some late 1800's D&RGW for the ~new~ local flavor and I can learn some of the local RR history as I go. The scenery is quite nice as well!
Anyway, thanks for clicking, and especially thanks for your replies. I look forward to learning more about you folks and your hobby!
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