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Nick Gully

Early attempts at a tool to show era-specific information to help modelers define a scene. Many times a modeler wants to incorporate elements (era, location, line, equipment) particular to their own tastes. You could narrow down to a month, like Jack Burgess' Yosemite Valley in August, 1939, or pick a whole decade to model. There is no right answer, but many exciting options.

Future improvements to include:

  • Connecting lineage of lines, how they merged, split, or were absorbed.
  • Width of line related to mileage.
  • Callouts to show when paint schemes changed, were retired, and how long they could still be found.
  • Include equipment release dates (e.g. first type FT diesel, first centerbeam flatcar).