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Please Do not Paint over the Numbers!


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The black box must be there legally so you're definitely getting a stamp for that. I wouldn't go over the #s, but if you do it's rather easy to write them back above. This is especially important in lay-ups and spots where the cars were already sorted because that's how the workers knew how to put what where. Chill and watch the workers do their job at night and you'll see, they definitely use those #s regularly. Thankfully newer cars have that shit posted up above the panel.

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The black box must be there legally so you're definitely getting a stamp for that. I wouldn't go over the #s, but if you do it's rather easy to write them back above. This is especially important in lay-ups and spots where the cars were already sorted because that's how the workers knew how to put what where. Chill and watch the workers do their job at night and you'll see, they definitely use those #s regularly. Thankfully newer cars have that shit posted up above the panel.

 

 

Workers generally use the numbers on the trucks, or the back ends of the car. Yards have scanners, hump yards use scanners almost exclusively.

 

Anything that is written on the side of the car, by the owner, is needed, so go around it, thats a good thing.

 

 

Better yet, most you people should just stop painting trains, you're taking up room for real freight writers

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i've kinda been wondering lately what would happen if some asshole were to go into a yard with letter/number stencils and just completely restamp something random, letters and numbers. like turning an EEC into a KCS for example.

 

i was going to do this once upon a time.

 

i want to repaint a whole car.

 

change a fucking gvsr flat into something that doesnt even exist.

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Better yet, most you people should just stop painting trains, you're taking up room for real freight writers

 

theres lots of wack junk out there.

but who are you?

yard master general?

as long as kids arent doing dumb shit blowing spots then it doesnt really matter what theyre painting.

i know if i see a car i want and its got wack shit on it i just go over it. problem solved.

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To be honest I dont care if my shit gets stamped, I try not to paint numbers as much as possible but I'll do it if I have to. The flick is really what matters to me.

 

ok, so lets say i paint over every train you have ever done, but you got flix of all of them. i guess you wouldn't care that you don't have any trains rolling anymore??

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if you need to be told to tape over the number you probably shouldnt be painting panels in the first place.those numbers need to stay up so that the rails know whats in the car,where its going,who it belongs to etc etc.so they have to take the car out and have it restamped which is inconvenient for them and even worse for you...and it could have all been avoided by grabbing the ducktape before you go out.whatever tho.

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