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Where? What Year? Why? Or who cares?

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Since I'm not a gold member or whatever, I can't post a poll, but I thought it would kind of neat to hear some of the reasoning behind people's choices of the "W"s of their layouts. :) If for no other reason than it might help somebody else struggling to find their pike's identity.

Since I brought it up, mine is centered around an old coal "company town" in Western Pa (along what is the old Allegheny Valley branch of the Pennsy, which in my alternate history was never absorbed...)somewhere between Kittaning and Parker. It is always a nice afternoon in early June of 1959 there.

As for the "Why" -- We spent a lot of time in a little bump miles OFF the road called Conneration, which was just up over the hill from the no longer existing village of Catfish (Where we got the name of my business from) it's a beautiful place that STILL hasn't been overrun by developers and yuppies. (Don't bother to look for it on a map, though...the closest place that MIGHT show up is Rimersburg, where there used to be an Archway cookie plant) I picked 1959 because it lets me run steam (or the occasional diseasel), and the "newest" model car I had already bought when I started to actually start THINKING about an era happened to be a 1957 Bel Air....

As for why Pooh, Tigger and the brontosaurus are there...life is a mystery. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif
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Posted By Semper Vaporo on 04/30/2008 3:58 PM
I'm sorry, I apparently didn't get the memo. I didn't know there were supposed to be reasons. I'll go study the insides of my eyelids for a while to see if I can find some reasons.

Charles, there is no "Have to" on reasons...but many people simply DO. As one poster wrote, if nothing else it can save you from having a mismatched hodgepodge of scales and eras (nothing exactly "wrong" with that either, if it's what makes you happy). But, to me at least, the "stories" of the people and places is often the best part. The toys are cool, but the imagination and rationale that fires them are truly fascinating. And, as I said, it might just help a newby.
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