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Ian_B
Bachmann introduced the Era system to the UK (I think the Germans were running it first - could be wrong), but though time has passed they haven't updated it. By their book we are still era 9 whereas by actual date we're probably in Era 11.
When I started I was a Modern Image modeller at Modern Image was blue diesels with the confused arrow. I couldn't call that Modern Image today.
The Term Modern Imager is a movable feast.
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Black Billy
Can we match it to generations instead? ...um....What exactly is the present generation (current age say 15) called? 😡
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John Porter Greyvoices
Black Billy wrote:
Can we match it to generations instead? ...um....What exactly is the present generation (current age say 15) called? 😡


I am 68 years old yet my railway modelling age is stuck at around 12. So what does that make me?

Best regards ............. John
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AHJAY
Potentially immortal?

AHJAY
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John Porter Greyvoices
I like that response. Can you imagine what projects you could take on given that sort of timespan?

I could build my own 1:76 scale HS2 in the back garden though I expect that even with limitless years of my government pension there would never be enough money to get much past Birmingham. Now that's what I call modern image, building a model of a railway that has not yet been built.

Best regards .............. John
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LarryG
I am sure the term Modern Image was coined to stimulate debate on forthcoming Website forums! ðŸ˜  To me, it is far easier to say which period I am modelling. As a very young boy, blood & custard coaches streaming across the landscape was new image at the time while LMS maroon and LNER teak became 'old hat'. If I left my comfort bubble and modelled the late 1970's instead, I would say I was modelling the late 1970's. Even if I modelled today as it stands in late 2018, I would tell people that, not say I was doing modern image. 
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Capt Andy
As my diorama is set in 1880, you are all "modern" i must be the Ancient Mariner 😜, most of the rail wagons at St Georges dock Liverpool were pulled by horses as they did not want any sparks, wool and hemp cargo. Later 1894 there was the overhead electric railway and some steam engines used on the dock, however a man with a red flag had to walk in front especially by the busy crossing of the pier head. That could make for some interesting inter city runs....
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Black Billy
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Potentially immortal?

Like these
? Hardly modern image though. Jaz might stick you in her (nicely weathered) cemetery LOL
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PS for pedants:
What wheel arrangement? 4-2-0 ? And
are they Cramptons ? Their driving wheels' axles are not behind their fireboxes.
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