Re: WHICH ERA YOU LIKE TO WORK?


Mar 28, 2008

 


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#7409 Mar 28, 2008

I hope don't disturb with my question, but I would like if you can say

me what era you prefer to work on your layouts.

For example the '20, the '50, the actual days, ecc.

Kindest regards:



LEO



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#7410 Mar 28, 2008

I.m rather specific . October, 1952.







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I hope don't disturb with my question, but I would like if you can say

me what era you prefer to work on your layouts.

For example the '20, the '50, the actual days, ecc.

Kindest regards:



LEO









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#7411 Mar 28, 2008

--- In weathering@yahoogroups.com, "klatoo_verracta"

klatoo_verracta@...> wrote: >

> I hope don't disturb with my question, but I would like if you can say

> me what era you prefer to work on your layouts.

> For example the '20, the '50, the actual days, ecc.

> Kindest regards:

>

> LEO

>

I'm rather specific - October, 1952.



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#7412 Mar 29, 2008

The thirties in Maine - the end of the 2-footers.



Elliott

Maine



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#7413 Mar 29, 2008

I model the 60's in the South Island, New Zealand.



Daryl Roe





--- In weathering@yahoogroups.com, "klatoo_verracta"

klatoo_verracta@...> wrote: >

> I hope don't disturb with my question, but I would like if you can say

> me what era you prefer to work on your layouts.

> For example the '20, the '50, the actual days, ecc.

> Kindest regards:

>

> LEO

>



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#7415 Mar 29, 2008

Thanks a lot Elliott, Daryl and Dave for your interesting replies.

I can understand your problem with the eras represented in a layout

and the age of running material. I've seen similar situation with

another modellers in many groups.

BTW, I need to explain why I'm in this kind of poll.

I'm an argentie miniatures sculptor for wargame's manufacturers and in

my free time I'm projecting to do hand-made resin kits of people and

differents accessories in many scales and eras.

This is the central reason of my poll.

Thanks again and kinest regards from Buenos Aires:



Leo (Leonardo Madeo)



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#7416 Mar 30, 2008

Although Railmaster Exports and Artista provide some good figures, there's still a gap in the market for S scale people (and animals) Leo.



John, in New Zealand





Thanks a lot Elliott, Daryl and Dave for your interesting replies.

I can understand your problem with the eras represented in a layout

and the age of running material. I've seen similar situation with

another modellers in many groups.

BTW, I need to explain why I'm in this kind of poll.

I'm an argentie miniatures sculptor for wargame's manufacturers and in

my free time I'm projecting to do hand-made resin kits of people and

differents accessories in many scales and eras.

This is the central reason of my poll.

Thanks again and kinest regards from Buenos Aires:



Leo (Leonardo Madeo)













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#7417 Mar 30, 2008

Thanks you very very much John for so interesting information.

I've added it.

Kindest regards:



Leo



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#7418 Mar 30, 2008

There definitely is a need for more civilian figures from the 30's

and 40's. The Preiser HO scale figures for track workers don't look

anything like the kind you found on Southern maintenance crews.



I'm sure there are some out there, but I haven't seen a good

engineer, fireman and brakeman for the steam period in HO scale. One

with a railroad cap, overalls and a kerchief.



I also would like to see more men with fedora, shirt and tie, but not

necessarily with jackets. I'd also like to see some real farmer

types with plain jeans and shirts or with overalls. Women often had

hats or scarves on, especially the people who lived trackside or were

passengers!



They should be relatively thin too. People didn't eat as well; fast

food and major sugar snacks every day were well into the future.



I have modified and painted some of my own figures, but if you're

going to enter the market, there's some ideas of what I'm looking for.



Dave



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#7419 Mar 30, 2008

Dave,

I second all of what you wrote. You 'hit-the-nail-on-the-head'. Well said.

Bob

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> There definitely is a need for more civilian figures from the 30's

> and 40's. The Preiser HO scale figures for track workers don't look

> anything like the kind you found on Southern maintenance crews.

>

> I'm sure there are some out there, but I haven't seen a good

> engineer, fireman and brakeman for the steam period in HO scale. One

> with a railroad cap, overalls and a kerchief.

>

> I also would like to see more men with fedora, shirt and tie, but not

> necessarily with jackets. I'd also like to see some real farmer

> types with plain jeans and shirts or with overalls. Women often had

> hats or scarves on, especially the people who lived trackside or were

> passengers!

>

> They should be relatively thin too. People didn't eat as well; fast

> food and major sugar snacks every day were well into the future.

>

> I have modified and painted some of my own figures, but if you're

> going to enter the market, there's some ideas of what I'm looking for.

>

> Dave

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

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> Yahoo! Groups Links

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>

>



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#7420 Mar 31, 2008

RGS - Fall 1941



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#7421 Mar 31, 2008

Perhaps better questions are "What eras are represented on the layouts

you work on or visit?" or "What models are the most popular (selling the

best)?".



It is too easy to just answer "HO scale, late 40's thru early 60's" as

being the primary focus of the single largest group of modelers in the

U.S. - and that is still a good rule of thumb. However ... although the

steam===>diesel transition era is still the most popular, you'd probably

be surprised at how many guys (and gals) are modeling other eras ... and

scales. That said - it is still a fact that most of the purchases are for

equipment that ran "after WW-II (1945) and before Amtrak (1970)".



Personally, I visit layouts on a regular basis that represent:



the transition era (several),

Cumberland, Md in 1953 (both the B&O and the WM),

something between the transition era and the modern era,

the Santa Fe in the 70's,

the SP in San Jose in the early 30's,

the UP in 1993,

San Francisco in the 50's,

Colorado Narrow guage (several in both HOn3 and On3),

the WP in the late 50's,

the C&O in transition era with a focus on steam,

the SP in the 60's,

the Sierra RR in the mid-40's,

the WP in the 60's,

freelance narrow guage,

the SP in the transition era,

the UP in all eras with a focus on the late 60's,

somewhere in the west and somewhere in time,

the NYC before diesels,

etc., etc., etc.



But any single person's 'list of layouts' is -very- likely to introduce

a large skew/shift in one particular direction or another.



The transition era in HO is still the most popular and not by a little -

but the collection of all the other eras (and scales) may, in fact, be a

larger quantity at this time. But it is definitely hard to point at any

one of those and say it is more represented than any other. For instance

there are many active layouts/groups in narrow guage (both HOn3 and On3),

passenger ops, 70's, etc. There are definitely some subjects that are

noticeably 'less than most of the others' ... specifically layouts that

model eras before WWII or after 1990 are relatively few and far between.

However, the people modelling in either of those two categories are often

some of the best/best known/most prolific/most accomplished modelers and

layouts with themes such as "The Yosemite Valley RR in August of 1939"

are well known thruout the hobby (yes, even world wide).



Before any of you get up on the podium to 'defend' your area of interest

please remember that I am talking about generalities and not specifics -

I acknowledge the exceptions ... but just because you happen to be

modeling the BNSF after the year 2000 and there is a very active Yahoo

group for same doesn't mean that you have a lot of company when compared

to other more 'common' eras/RRs. My comments should not be taken as any

kind of attack on your interest but rather just as 'my opinion of what

the situation is'. And also please remember that all of this was written

with the original poster's question in mind - which was "what era should

any figures we might produce represent?".



It is also -very- important to remember that a lot of modelers do -not-

have a layout and model "what they want" and that those guys often don't

have any where near as narrow a focus as the guy who is building a layout

that represents a particular RR at a particular point in time. This group

of guys is quite probably a larger number than the ones who have layouts!



With respect to figures - I'm actually in the process of preparing a

clinic on the topic of "people/figures and how their dress changed over

the decades". Please contact me off group if you are interested in

this topic and want to know more.



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#7422 Mar 31, 2008

Thanks a lot to all for your suggestions and great information for me.

Of course Jim I'm interested in your future clinic.



Kindest regards and many thanks again:



Leo



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