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    I really, really want the Wednesday boxcar to have this ironically printed on:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    That can be arranged. With or without concrete shoes.
    Let me contact Guido...
    I find it humorous someone from Nebraska talks about Guido. You need someone from New Jersey. We'll bring Guido and Rocko!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    I find it humorous someone from Nebraska talks about Guido. You need someone from New Jersey. We'll bring Guido and Rocko!
    Why's that?
    Wait, don't tell me let me guess, I suppose you think we're still fighting the Indians and shooting Buffalos on the prairie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Let me contact Guido...
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Guido, Gordo, Godzilla......which ever you like.
    Guido is the cheapest...
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    Guido drinks only red wine and owns a violin case with a Sicilian Strad in it, 30-round mag.
    Maybe MT should do a boxcar series on them?
    Or maybe a cement hopper series?

    Or perhaps a series on nSn comedians??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Maybe MT should do a boxcar series on them?
    Or maybe a cement hopper series?

    Or perhaps a series on nSn comedians??
    Go ahead wise guy, just keep it up and you can join Da Moose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Let’s hope a certain company in Oregon doesn’t read the comics to get ideas about yet another ridiculous “series” of freight cars....

    ”Let’s see... we’ve done states, provinces, Pearl Harbor, presidents... what’s left?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Go ahead wise guy, just keep it up and you can join Da Moose.


    Can't, not VOCed for stampedin' with or without cement galoshes. Then there's the pre-stampede briefing, safety and emergency assembly points, command structure, social etiquette, logistic support and a myriad of other stuff to learn.....as moose will tell you, stampeding ain't for amateurs….

    Besides which, have you ever seen moose, floaties on, doing the 'moose paddle'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Why's that?
    Wait, don't tell me let me guess, I suppose you think we're still fighting the Indians and shooting Buffalos on the prairie?
    Sorry if you didn't get the humor. You know...Guido...Rocko...New Jersey...The Sopranos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    I suppose you think we're still fighting the Indians and shooting Buffalos on the prairie?
    Better shootin buffalos in the prairie than shootin mooses in da butt!!
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    This is what happened to the SPECIAL-RUN market. Overproduction. It used to be SPECIAL-RUN cars meant something. A big event, a Show, a Manufacturer making something NEW. A very limited number of cars were produced and sometimes registered as car XXX out of XXX produced. A car was of a very limited number made. It was a SPECIAL-RUN, that stood for something important. But it got to the situation that if somebody's baby filled a diaper, there would be a SPECIAL-RUN car put out, about it. There would be 500 cars produced and sold for a high [$50 example] price. This destroyed the SPECIAL-RUN market, as Collectors [I was one] got tired of the BS cars and high prices. There was/is a certain organization that was/is heavy into the SP-RN cars. I found that I'm a Model Railroader FIRST and didn't have much use for an organization who just wanted to collect cars.

    You want to have some FUN? Take a couple of supposedly HIGH VALUE cars and RUN them on your layout/railroad. Oregon & Nationwide, West India Steamship Lines, etc etc. Watch the Collector's EYES as they spot the cars go by them, on a freight train operating on your Railroad. Listen for comments, "do you still have the jewel case that it came in? Do you want to SELL it?" Yes & NO A GOOD laugh is usually had by the Crew [who know all about it].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Dag'gum'it @Jimbo !

    Do have to wonder: who buys those? Are any of their series reflective of prototypes?
    Well,...HeHe, Now that you mention it...I have every one of the Pearl Harbor (Battleship Row) series' cars. (In the commemorative tins no less!) They are mint in the box and never to be used on a layout by me. I do enjoy pulling them out occasionally and gazing at them though. I'm a Navy veteran and a WWII buff. As an aside, I am also collecting the "Navy Series", again, all mint never used but as far as I know there are 12 cars in the series numbered XXX-XX-401 thru 412. I have them all except #11 (USS Midway). It seems extremely hard to find. Anyone know anything? Thanks.

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    Fortunately, there room enough for everyone's interests.

    As mentioned, there must be a market for the commemorative cars or else they wouldn't make them. Just like commemorative coins, collectible plates and any vast array of "collectible" items. If there is a demand, it is common sense for a business to profit from that demand. Just because we don't always understand this demand doesn't change anything.

    When it comes down to it, very few of our models are truly prototypical. Much of the rolling stock are approximate models that are lettered for the roads we want. How many times are locomotives offered in non-prototypical paint schemes? It is not that much of a stretch to run the fantasy cars. As long as that does not replace the more "realistic" offerings. FWIW

    I hope to be part of a club someday that would agree to run my Heritage train of pioneer model railroaders or a commemorative military train I am assembling, for our vets attending a show.
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    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS!
    As long as they make a commercial and put it to music:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS!

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    Oh I'd buy these! My chemistry student daughter would freak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Oh I'd buy these! My chemistry student daughter would freak!
    Proves the old saying " There's something for everybody"

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    I've heard, through rumors, that the heavy metal ones can really bog down locos. It was advised that they should be coupled to the Noble gas ones.

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    Might as well make it official:
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Apropos for April 1st! Well done!

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    That is funny! But I would like a series from the Monty Python 'Holy Grail' movie! King Arthur, the flying cow, the white rabbit, etc!!

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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