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Post by dbrackin7 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:35 am

why are there so few norfolk southern ho scale products, I see more conrail and csx than norfolk let alone all union pacific models. now some companies have locos to offer but they arent very detailed, and there isnt the greatest selection of rolling stock.
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Post by CIOR » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:24 am

Who wants to model NS? :D
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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:57 pm

And there is your answer. NS doesn't go to any interesting places like UP or the fallen flags it swallowed up did. It's cool to model routes over the rockies and Sierra Nevada or into sunny Califooonia. CSX has routes into sunny Fla or its fallen flags were popular, etc.

NS gets the job done in dull places (like the flat-lands of Indiana), how "glamorous" (or interesting or popular) is that?
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Post by John » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:48 pm

The land in Sunny FL is still flat...just more swampy. :lol:

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Post by dbrackin7 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:50 pm

I apparently am one of the few who want to model norfolk and the boring land, that is when I get the money to, I suffer from a wine taste and beer money mentallity. And we do have some rolling hills, trust me I know, yet the flatter the layout the cheaper the plaster and foam.
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Post by John » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:58 pm

Did you try http://www.discounttrainsonline.com they have a couple of pages of NS loco's.

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Post by dbrackin7 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:03 pm

thank you
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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:49 pm

Don't worry Drew, you're not the only one. :wink:
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Post by Greg46m » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:08 pm

I've been thinking about modeling NS here for awhile. I'm thinking about trying to depict Ft wayne...of course I could do somewhere cool like the Pocahontas Div, or the Rathole.
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Post by Ibflattop » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:29 pm

Hey Matt!
Do ya think he would of changed his thought if he would of worked for NS?????? Kevin
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Post by CIOR » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:59 pm

LOL, YES.

Having said that, there are alot of NS modelers and models out there.
Many people don't model the NS because its plain jane to them. Go figure.

I don't model NS because I worked for em, and I wanted to model something else.
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Post by Ibflattop » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:29 am

Greg.
Ya got to get down to Matts layout and check it out. It will give ya some good ideas if ya are wanting to model Ft.Wayne or the Indiana area! If ya want hitch a ride with the Ft.Wayne boys sometime that ya got free. Kevin
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Post by Chris7092 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:36 pm

I model NS in Ohio/Indiana, and to me thats far more interesting than some western locales. Any railroad can become plain jane if you railfan it enough. See a thread in the history board about modelling the EL west of Marion...that's me!

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Post by nssd70 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:34 pm

I model the NS between Chicago and Cleveland.

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Post by esprrfan » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:39 pm

nssd70 wrote:I model the NS between Chicago and Cleveland.

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I hope you've included some of Sandusky Bay into your layout. Archbold OH takes in lots of lumber and ships out Sauders ready to assemble furniture. Delta OH is good for steel and scrap metal.

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