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norfolk southern

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:35 am
by dbrackin7
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.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:24 am
Who wants to model NS? :D

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:57 pm
by rrnut282
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?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:48 pm
by John
The land in Sunny FL is still flat...just more swampy. :lol:


Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:50 pm
by dbrackin7
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.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:58 pm
by John
Did you try they have a couple of pages of NS loco's.


Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:03 pm
by dbrackin7
thank you

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:49 pm
by rrnut282
Don't worry Drew, you're not the only one. :wink:

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:08 pm
by Greg46m
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.

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:29 pm
by Ibflattop
Hey Matt!
Do ya think he would of changed his thought if he would of worked for NS?????? Kevin

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:59 pm

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.

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:29 am
by Ibflattop
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


Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:36 pm
by Chris7092
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!


Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:34 pm
by nssd70
I model the NS between Chicago and Cleveland.


Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:39 pm
by esprrfan
nssd70 wrote:I model the NS between Chicago and Cleveland.

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.