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It's my railway I run what I want

Postby spiket4 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:37 pm

Hi my layout is set in the south in Network South East Times.
But I really like the look of heljans class 26. among other non Network South East rolling stock.
How many others have been in this position.

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby Terrier » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:41 pm

Even the most studiest of professional no-nonsense specific period, location etc etc modellers can't deny that they have run stuff on their layouts etc that 'don't fit' etc. (well, maybe not all lol) It's your layout, your choice, thomas pulling a rake of APT carriages if you want to, why not i say? ..Enjoy it! :D

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby thebritfarmer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:26 pm

Mine is set in Yorkshire in the 80s but I couldn't resist a 411 CEP in Blue/Grey. At £89 it would have been a shame not to. If others don't like it sod em I say they won't be invite over for a play session :P :P
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Postby Bushey Troughs » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:48 pm

OK, I've three oil cans, sorry diesels. I'm not proud of it, but there you go. :oops:

Mind you anything post 1960, and isn't steam is a mistake. :wink:

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby GarrettTheThief » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:24 pm

When I get round to building Nuneaton, I'll run the 225 IC train for Euston-Glasgow services and a Class 101 Regional Railways DMU for Trent Valley services. For some periods, I'll be running different liveries alongside each other (like the two MML liveries in Leicester). I'll probably take some liberties with freight too.

I'm tempted to build a FGW Fag Packet HST and a Grand Central Railway HST and just run them for the hell of it, they're both beautiful liveries.
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby D605Eagle » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:43 pm

I run what I want where I want. Don't care what era or region I'm getting wrong. Its my railway!

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby TK421 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:46 pm

I don't think i've ever had a layout with 100 per cent correct stock. In my fleet of midland locos lurks a west country, lord nelson and a q1.
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby mjb1961 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:32 pm

My layout is based on somewhere in north Yorkshire and about 1950s/1960s when there was still some steam and diesels were coming on the scene and even though I like to think it is these eras I am not afraid to run other trains from different eras,so yes it's your railway ,so run what you like.

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:34 pm

It used to be said that if you search hard enough you can find a prototype for anything. With new builds a la Tornado, and major cosmetic surgery as per the Baby Deltic you don't even have to search that hard anymore!
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby D306Whistler » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:32 am

I agree with the topic title entirely. I have seen some model railways where the UK trains have been run a similar direction to the German style. But who the heck cares! Just follow the golden rule when playing trains and thats to have lots of fun! ;).
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby GarrettTheThief » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:14 am

I'm on agreement too.

Though I want to add that I like to take liberties but still aim to make things somewhat proper. Then again, I might not bother converting my Class 110 into a Class 104, so whatever.

But seriously, those who object to my choices for no good reason tend to be dead to me. Constructive criticism is a different thing entirely and I welcome it.
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby hornbyandbf3fan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 am

I run stock from the 1930s to modern day so I don't mind what I run
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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:07 am

The title says it all, and that what it's all about.. So what if it don't match. Running prototypical is all very nice and pleasing but its even nicer to run whatever as its pleasing to the eye' or just whats available to hand at the time.
The same goes for liveries, sometimes its nice to mix and match or even do the odd 'what if' livery.

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby bike2steam » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:00 pm

I'm quite in agreement with the thread title, I set limitations on my layouts such as a certain area in a certain time frame to stop me over-spending 8) .

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Re: It's my railway I run what I want

Postby johnco » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 pm

My layout started off as a late 50s br scene but has ended up as a generic layout which is now running up to the 80s and will soon be up to date when I buy an ariva trains Wales dmu


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