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    Default Beer Train coming to USA

    Sorry if someone else has already posted this, but I thought this was cool.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/czech-bee...--finance.html

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    I've always wanted to have a restaurant like this, except maybe even serve food.
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    I've seen plenty of train-delivered places in north america, it's a gimmick that's been around for a long time. It really doesn't work out so well because the trains can easily derail. The conveyor belt or canal/boat based systems seem much more reliable. The sushi one I went to the poor chef probably spent as much time re-railing cars and being yelled at to stop to the train or slow it down than he did making food.

    Now, a train based restaurant where every table had a small yard and the beers were served in tank cars you could pick off the track and drink from then a loco would come later to pull away empties, which the whole place operating like a bit of a real railway, that might be fun

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    Dunno if this directly benefits N scale, but I can see G scale train sales go through the roof if this is popular.

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    I went to a Sushi restaurant in Banff, well just outside Banff, up in Canada. The place was using an Atlas O-gauge train running around carrying various plates of sushi. Worked really well. They are small dishes, each color representing a certain price. You see something you like, you just take it of the flat cars. Everyone sits around a big oval.

    At the end of the evening they count the number of plates and what color.

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    Food being served by model trains is nothing new. It has even been something seen the movies.

    The Joe McDoakes comedy shorts included So You Want A Model Railroad. Actually, most of us here, will see this as a documentary. As this was filmed in 1955, Lionel trains are the focus. The best scene is dinner with the Mother-in-Law, all the action cars are used.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126059/...?ref_=tt_ov_pl
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXBLDAMl3eE

    Another great use of trains and food was in 1968’s Tunderbird 6. While many of us will study the fine models and kitbashing. There is a scene using model trains as model trains. In an Alpine Restaurant, our heroes dine, while being served with model trains that run down the middle of the table. A great ploy to avoid the hassle of making marionettes place plates on the table. HO trains bringing food to 1/4 scale puppets.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063694/
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...s-6_shortfilms

    Definetly understand taking a shot at building the restaurant/bar in Chicago. It is where all things railroad originate or go to.
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    This place in Wisconsin Dells Delivers food by train, NOTE: The Food & Beer is good
    http://www.buffalophilsgrille.com/

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    That place looks really nice, John. I wish I'd known about it, when we were in Wisconsin last month.

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    Then, there is Fritz's in the Kansas City area. It is geared more towards kids (fast food & no adult beverages), with a burgers & fries type of menu, but a fun place to take kids. I have taken my grandkids here several times. I believe they have 3 locations now.

    Here's a link. http://www.fritzskc.com/fritzs-kc-history.htm
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    Now that's cool. The best of all worlds, trains, pizza, and beer.
    Thanks for the Vid.
    See ya
    Ron
    Quote Originally Posted by hraka View Post
    Sorry if someone else has already posted this, but I thought this was cool.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/czech-bee...--finance.html
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