I agree with my namesake, Jeff. Let's play with our trains. I refer to my
study (aka trainroom) as my playpen! I must admit that I am really stuck
with the roof walk - no roof walk hangup. I haven't purchased any MTL
rolling stock in the latter category.
While I was developping my N scale empire back in the late 80's and early
90's, I had 2 sets of locos and rolling stock. One set depicted 1954
specifically and the other 1975 specifically. With enough research and
availability of detail parts, I was able to assemble a decent loco and
rolling stock roster to model the years that I had selected. I suppose that
I would like to do the same in Z in the event that somebody completes the
Rogue SD40-2 project and I can get my hands on a couple of GP38-2s. I would
have to repaint and decal them in CN colors though.
My layout is designed for 7 locos in service which includes 4 road
switchers, 2 local switchers and an excursion railbus. The SD40-2s would
look a little out of place doing industrial switching so I would need a
couple of short wheel base locos. I'm sure that the expense would also be a
major barrier even if these models don't exist at the moment.
I'm relatively happy with what I have at the moment in terms of motive power
and I haven't even begun to explore all the operating possibilities.
Cheers from sunny Vancouver,
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