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i really dont know much about trains

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by cloner, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    ..but i'd like to learn about the different types and shit, different kinds of cars or anything, i dont really feel like going to buy books or anything, so anyone have any links to anything helpful online?

  2. porque

    porque Senior Member

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  3. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    yeah thanks.

    except i really dont know where to start.
  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    subscribe to TRAINS! magazine.

    Go to the different railroad company websites and read up.

    Go out and buy some books you cheap lazy bastard.
  5. fr8otech

    fr8otech Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 17, 2002 Messages: 2,057 Likes Received: 0
    Nothing beats sitting down at your local mainline and benching...that will help you learn what's common to your area and from there you'll be able to start researching what's rolling by.

    and while you're there, take flicks and post them in metal heads
  6. GucciHoochie

    GucciHoochie Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 497 Likes Received: 0
    dont write on the wood trains that have plastic covers over them, that make's you get robbed..
  7. und busboy

    und busboy New Jack

    Joined: Apr 11, 2004 Messages: 74 Likes Received: 0
    Ahh...the old fashioned way:king:
  8. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

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    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    I don't know about everyone else...BUT....We have a public library here...:stretch:
  10. ghostvandal

    ghostvandal Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    our sucks, which reminds me that i still havent received my book hopping freight train in north america from amazon.com that i ordered 3 months ago :hatred: :hatred: :hatred: :hatred: :mad2: :mad2: :hatred:
  11. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    i checked there, and their book supply of anything related to railroads was very slim.
  12. FR8HOUND

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    thought that was out of print? I have a copy..but thought it was out of print a few months ago..Thats what I hate about places like that...You buy something, only to find out its not in stock.. ex: digital camera, amazon.com
  13. snowkid

    snowkid Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2004 Messages: 398 Likes Received: 0
    alright so i dont know much about trains either so i figured i'd post this question here rather than start a new thread for it. ive been wandering around this yard quite a bit, and it is an extremely chill spot. The problem is all the cars layed up there are "home shopped" for repairs - most of them have these cards stapled to the sides of them saying whats wrong (broken door, leaky ceiling, etc). they also say when the cars were layed up, the furthest car back being from january, and some of the more recent ones being from a few weeks ago. even though they obviously wont be running immediately i havent painted many trains and it seems like a waste not to paint here considering how perfect this spot is. but im wondering if these cars are going to be buffed before they run again. is it unheard of for a car to be repaired and not cleaned or will my shit actually run if i paint one of these cars?
  14. SWX1994

    SWX1994 Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2004 Messages: 515 Likes Received: 0
    not to be a dick or nuthin, but seriously, the best way to learn about trains is to get your scope on. watch them shits...for years. there is nothing anyone on 12oz can tell you about your yard. some things in the rr industry are consistent. but still, every yard, every layup, every siding has its own unique little twist. read that yard saftey post at the top of this forum and then get to watching....

    my 2 cents
  15. lepthebeard

    lepthebeard Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 4,126 Likes Received: 26
    ...yer 2 cents is worth a dollar...
    ...kids should stop relying on the internet and learn for themselves...