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Your Favorite Train Car

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by nocalfr8tr, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. nocalfr8tr

    nocalfr8tr Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2001 Messages: 371 Likes Received: 0
    i like em all...why?

    hopper - pretty flat...good for end to end's or wholecars. if you got a crate or two the hump is no problem

    tanker - they're fun, different. look good when they're rocked

    boxcar (flat n ridge) - i dont need to mention why

    gondola - they're short...huge ass ridges suck...nothing a pro cant handle

    my favorite...old school sp flatty woodchip carriers!

    a steel wall...ummmmm

    many other types, but i like the usual trains...and i never get to paint autoracks so i'm not bringin them into this....i just did, but damn id love to paint one.
     
  2. SIKFUK

    SIKFUK Guest

    that would have to be, the jrsx simplot,reefer[flat white], or the ic central's grey car with the smooth doors, graff just looks so good on those cars.
     
  3. HAL

    HAL Guest

    I'm gonna move this to the Trainspotting forum, since it seems better suited there.

    I personally like coiled steel cars for variety. We hardly ever get them, but they're an interesting surface, hanging onto that bar across the side with that little catwalk.
    Boxcars of any kind are a healthy part of any trainiac's diet, but I support the four food groups....boxes, hoppers, holies, and gondolas.
     
  4. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Reefers all day. Green BNFE, red/white BNSF, UPFE, Solid Colds regardless of reporting mark, Simplots, Golden West reefers, SPFEs.
    Close followups include flat or baby ridge boxcars, especially not from my area (SLSF, SFLC, BAEX, VCY, GVSR, BN, BNSF, IC, UP, SP, WP, MP, etc.), autoracks, and good old Railboxes for the play.
    I'd like to try a steel coil car.
    Hoppers - ehh. Unless they're a type that might get good play, or I just feel like burning any car, I'll stick to hollows with 3D and all the usual effects, just no fill, to save paint for better cars.
    Tankers are real low priority due to buffing and sometimes lousy play, but I'll bomb em up or rarely go for a mini piece, stamp or character.
    Ridged boxcars are my meat and potatoes. I'll do any door, bar or gnarly surface, but I've done so many that I would opt for the flat box (of 2 boxes with equal play) over the ridged.
    Gondolas are fun once in a while, especially foreign ones. An e2e is practically a wholecar so you can go wide solo or stick a bunch of people across it.
     
  5. railroadjerk

    railroadjerk Guest

    baex...good call cracked

    waffles...we need more here. ic, csxt

    baby ridges, another good call cracked....beer car atsf, bnsf...

    vcy reefers, other flats...oofah
     
  6. chloe_c.

    chloe_c. Guest

    solid gold and tropicana
     
  7. Mr.C-Walk

    Mr.C-Walk Member

    Joined: Feb 17, 2002 Messages: 870 Likes Received: 1
    the reefers always seem to be my fav's especially the western fruit express. cars...also a big fan of the old frisco cars sflc? or something like that...cant remeber....the older atsf's have some extreemly nice panels as well ,its always nice to have a nice day photo with the fucking santa fe logo right behind yourletters...with me its also nice to get cars that are predominately found on the opposite coast....and always gotta love the old low budget companies and there are just to many to name...
     
  8. well there's shitloads that i'd kill to hit, mostly reefers, but here are a few of my favorites that i actually get sometimes

    friscos of any kind
    those huge shiny red CP boxes
    UPFEs
    golden wests (especially flats)
    rboxes

    and if i have to do a hopper, i like those blue golden west ones.

    a couple of these i've only done one or two of.
     
  9. monkeybutter

    monkeybutter New Jack

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    how about those scenic cars for mountain rails and shit. theyre super tall with the tinted windows up top but a whole lotta smooth side.
     
  10. Raw fish

    Raw fish Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 868 Likes Received: 2
    any car with a nice logo... If I could pick any car, it would have to be a green bn, with the huge logo of course.

    the more rusted, busted, strange, foreign and weird the better... I like really strange cars with strange marks that Im not likely to ever see again.
     
  11. Box-Boy

    Box-Boy New Jack

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    Who See's "Grand Trunks?"

    Who the hell catches GT's in their yards? Those have been my favorite trains to rock. I just don't know their circulation routes.
     
  12. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    GT's are so rare out my way that I forgot to mention them as a favorite.
    As for play, the extendos carry auto parts and will shuttle back and forth from manufacturing to assembly plants (which could still be a long way), but they rarely leave set routes. Regular size GT boxes probably get more varied play and have to be up there on anyone's list, unless they're absolutely sick of them due to high frequency.
     
  13. Box-Boy

    Box-Boy New Jack

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    The GT's sometimes come back with some Miami, L.A., or even some Canadian stuff rocked on them. I get what you said about them sorta being played out in a way. For the time I was living near the lay-ups. I wouldn't touch them because I felt as if they were just "local."
     
  14. mazer1

    mazer1 Guest

    this week icg ridge box car!:)
     
  15. BIG T

    BIG T Member

    Joined: Sep 20, 2000 Messages: 976 Likes Received: 2
    i cant fathom the fact that everyone on this board is sleeping on coal cars!!! they move more than you think!!!
    other than that...
    the only cars i get down here that live this black hole of a town are:
    boxes: sou/ns/csxt/railboxs/atw/sm/kcs(i like the orange ones)/ and a rare gnwr(which i must play with myself as i paint it)

    hoppers:ns/sou/san/and some of the acfx's roll a little ways...

    tankers:i'll hit them all... but i hate it when the nasty shit in it spills all over the side and covers my shit up!
    and you want to talk about intermodels..shit please take some of the ones down here with you!!
    but all and all i think all the cars i have hit are hiden in the yard around here somewhere in like a bunker or something...:D :D
     
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