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QUOTE (nnich @ 22 Jan 2007, 15:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The main point of this post was to take up the point Dave made about running things 'out of period'. I was curious what other modellers do when a prototype you like just doesn't fit with your chosen era. David makes a couple of good suggestions such as 'showcase a favourite train over a period of years'. What do other people do. My own approach is a somewhat simple one - simply stretch introduction and withdrawal dates by around five years. In this way I can justify running a loco such as 'The Red Knight' withdrawn around 1955 if I recall correctly, with green Mk1 RMB's which appeared in the early sixties. I do try and keep road vehicles 'period appropriate', so no Mini's or MGB's, etc on my layout. If you want a sports car it has to be a Jag XK !!

Agree with you there Norm, I try to keep my road vehicles in period (1971) but the only steam loco in My fleet is 6100 Royal Scot. Now the only steamer allowed on the main in 1971 was King George V, and the only Scot ever allowed on BR tracks was 6115. Therefore to run my steam special I have to change the loco and the company (or more accurately will have to as the layout is currently under construction).

And yes I KNOW other people will agree with me about fun and modellers licence!!

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John
 

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QUOTE (nnich @ 22 Jan 2007, 22:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why 1958 ?? This was largely due to the fact that I can't be bothered to keep changing all the BR totems to either early or late versions. 1958 allows me to have about a 50/50 mix of both......
.....Does anyone else agree that it would be really useful for model car, truck and bus suppliers to provide information on year of introduction for their models? Hattons do supply some information in some cases, but I find I often have to Google phrases like 'Austin J2' to see if I can buy a particular model.

the replies to this topic (now way off topic) have been interesting - some would probably say I am too obsessed with keeping everything in period, but I find it is all down to that subjective feeling that the layout looks 'right'

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Norm

I'm lucky, being of 1958 vintage myself my first love in life was cars (apparently my first words were mote-mote). Over the years I have built up a useful library of books and magazine articles for reference, having said that it wouldn't be too hard for manufacturers to print the model year in their catalogue blurb.

Still here are a few vehicles that were definitely on the Roads of Britain in 1958, Hillman Minx series 3, MGA, Land Rover series 1, Ford Popular, Bedford O, Bedford big S VW Beetle, Austin A55, Rover P4, Morris Minor, Morris Oxford.

I could go on but there's food for thought there. (nothing like a good thread diversion eh chaps!)

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John
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 23 Jan 2007, 19:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>>such a icon on the roads
That wasn't what my father would call them as we would labour behind them for mile after mile on the single carriage way roads of the sixties


David

Obviously not the one I saw (briefly) on Sunday morning, Idon't think it was a 998cc sidevalve by the way it went past me!!

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