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    Post Travelling anniversary car?

    In anticipation for the sheets I've ordered, I've decided to submit a little poll for you guys.
    Would you like to see an anniversary travelling car to be raffled off at the end of it's journey?

    I'll donate the sheet, and a car, (unless anyone else wants to help contribute?) my inventory is small, but we can decide on what kind of car to send around once we get a feel if this is going to happen or not.

    I could buy a car later, since this probably wouldn't get started until fall anyway to give people time to sign up.

    Personally I'd like to keep it simple, boxcar, decaled with anniversary set. I'm open to someone to donate an undecorated car though (if someone wants to spray paint it first).

    Either way we do this I will be happy to organize the mailing list.

    So let's get this conversation started.
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    "steve from PA" graciously offered a boxcar, so now we just need to gauge some interest.
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    I vote "Maybe" because I have a thought. Perhaps more than one thought. First thought is this: What if, instead of a single traveling car, this becomes a traveling TRAIN? Each person adds their own decorated car to the consist. I say this because of my second thought, which is that the notion of a single traveling car might serve to discourage the sense that we're all supposed to make our own commemorative cars using the freshly minted decal sets. By having a TRAIN that accumulates over time, participation is encouraged. As a logistical matter, maybe the rules could be that once the train gets to 5 or 8 or 10 cars total, they should be sent back to point of origin and a new train started, so that folks on the end of this list aren't dealing with huge shipping costs.

    I liked the premise of prior traveling cars, where participants were encouraged to add something unique at each stop. But I fear that a single commemorative car like this won't be as open to additive participation. A train of anniversary cars, though, would seem to demand it!

    Just my two cents.

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    Perhaps a rolling 5-8 car limit and when you get them, you send the oldest one back?

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    And, not to throw a wet blanket on anyone's party but, given the difficulties we have see with other travelling cars, it's hard to get excited about another one. I mean, the one that was supposed to go to Gargoyle has gone AWOL and will likely never make to him and that is a real bummer. I think we need to think this one through a bit.

    If we do this, the other consideration is that once the train grows, shipping costs will become a concern for those outside the continental USA, especially our overseas friends.
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    I think the travelling train was brought up before.
    My intention was simply a boxcar that would get passed around and weathered and then names would be put in a "hat" to be drawn.
    But alas this is why I started the thread, feedback as to whether people would be interested and other thoughts or ideas to be in a "festive" spirit.
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    I originally voted yes, but then the challenges of the travelling business car brought me back to reality.

    I myself had thought of sending my PRR sleeper around, but scrapped the idea with the above issue.


    If another boxcar is to go around......we have to be cautious.
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    Simple is good. A box car is ok. It's cheap, dependable and prototpically goes everywhere. (We are talking a USRA wood-sheathed box car, arent we? After all, this is 1919 in the Adirondack Mountains!)

    I don't know what James is referring to concerning a busness car and its associated problems but I do like that idea. Or a heavyweight observation car. Or more perfectly, an Overland observation car. I think I may have an Overland stored away that someone might paint & decal. And caution be damned. I'll foot the bill for a passenger car that the overpaid NsN execs might take on a ski jaunt to Northern NY. I'll even take a photo of it on a siding at the foot of Whiteface Mountain, just outside Lake Placid, at the Eastern side of the ski runs. The prototype mountain, that is. Home of the Winter Olympics 1932 & 1980. (Probably didn't realize there is an actual N scale siding at Whiteface, huh? Neither did I, until now.) That's my vote, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    My intention was simply a boxcar that would get passed around and weathered...
    Hmmmmm.... one panel at a time? That might be interesting...

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    Yes, some sort of uniform decision on how and what to weather might be helpful, and also if someone might want to add graffiti to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    And, not to throw a wet blanket on anyone's party but, given the difficulties we have see with other travelling cars, it's hard to get excited about another one. I mean, the one that was supposed to go to Gargoyle has gone AWOL and will likely never make to him and that is a real bummer. I think we need to think this one through a bit.

    If we do this, the other consideration is that once the train grows, shipping costs will become a concern for those outside the continental USA, especially our overseas friends.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainman19 View Post
    I originally voted yes, but then the challenges of the travelling business car brought me back to reality.

    I myself had thought of sending my PRR sleeper around, but scrapped the idea with the above issue.


    If another boxcar is to go around......we have to be cautious.

    so far there have been 6 travellers, only one MIA and two retired. While i do consider your points , i dont thonk 1/6 constitues difficulty.


    But as i said this is a feeler thread, keep the thoughts coming
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    I did in fact receive the original traveling car, NSNX2010 and its companion the Caboose NSNX201, from Dick, a few weeks back. I have been really remiss in not posting a formal thank you and pictures which will be forthcoming.
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    Halleluia!!! I thought that one would never get there. I am really happy to know it arrived. I guess I had a lot of emotional attachment to that one ... it was just before I had to tear down my layout and it was in some sense "Ruth's last journey". Given what happened in the months following that, with her passing, it was hard for me to not make that sort of connection to it. I was truly bummed out when I thought you were never going to receive it.

    Gene, sorry. I didn't mean to be a party-pooper here. Still good to think it through though. Thanks for understanding.
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    I'm being a devil's advocate here with saying this.

    What happens if someone breaks a detail off of the car? Yes, you can replace the couplers or wheelsets, but what about the steps on the ends? I doubt I'm the only one with a habit of snapping those off...
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    When I first saw this thread, I was inclined to vote "no" and to date that inclination has not changed. I fear that the enthusiasm for yet another traveling car would wane just about as fast as the participation in this thread.

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    Well, if this is still a go, or if it becomes a go, I'm in.
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