A New Level Of Model Railroading?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Vic, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    and there are actually bids for some of the things. Amazing. I wouldn't buy them but someone is.:)
  3. DanishKnight

    DanishKnight Member

    I was born on the wrong planet! Human nature, what a waste! One man's joke is another man's...argh!
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I have seen his stuff before. The cars and the decals are well done. I just can't figure out who would by them.
  5. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    I'll second that. My feelings exactly.

    BTW.... Some of the auctions have closed since I posted the orginal. If you want to see the "full line" check the sellers closed auctions.
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Not to mention the fact that they outlawed ads on rollin' stock long before these types of rolling stock were used, and of course the products. Maybe he should do a billboard reefer from the acronym people: Some Talks Ubout People In Denial :D :D :D
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I might buy them. I must say you guys might be taking the scale thing a bit to seriously. I really like the Clinton Rod car with LOAD and the EXLAX cars. It's funny to have stupid/humorus names on buildings, but not rolling stock? I think it's no worse than a John Deere F-7, but I seen no one post how outlandish they were. What about the NFL boxcars by Mantua? DASH
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I don't like corny names on buildings either. If you do, I won't put it down, it's just not for me. I'm not a ribbet counter, but I like things to look real to me. I do like subtle humor, and the clinton rod car comes close to that. Exlax is only funny until you need it :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D If it's fun for you, it's good for you. Go for it!

    How about an IHC Elvis set? I had modern hoppers that came with Kellogs advertising. Sold 'em on e-bay.

    Today I searched for GP7's or 9's and found the cheapest LL P2K was the same price as a new one from trainworld, the average one was about double and one of them was tripple the trainworl price :eek: :eek: :eek: Maybe I should sell more!
  9. Blake

    Blake Member

    John Allen had a lot of funny stuff on his railroad. Most were very subtle. Like the box car with 2 guys unloading crates marked IBM Typwriters (remember...the G&D was an 1880's layout). These cars are funny and well done though I wouldn't be buying any.
  10. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Just Another Wasteland...IMHO

    QUOTE....."I must say you guys might be taking the scale thing a bit to seriously."

    Nope!....I don't think so....considering that my entire layout is based upon mythical towns, places, characters and industries and I, as the Chief Robber Barron, own and control it all. When I say "jump" my LPP's ask "how high?".

    How many of you remember the PHARTZ BEAN COMPANY boxcar produced by Walters/Ye Ol Huff N Puff or the biffy (outhouse) contest sponsored by the NMRA?

    While some of the cars are funny, the toilet humor and sexual connotations of others IMHO have no place in model railroading. By no means am I any kind of a prude or a "Dudley Do Right" but after viewing them I felt like I had been watching TGIF on ABC TV....just another wasteland of toilet humor and sexual connotations....but to each his own...the post was just food for thought anyway.

    No more time to rant...the LPP's at the East Terrible Homasote Mine have not met their quota for the day and my boss Ezra P. Terrible is raising hell about it.:D :D :D
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    LOL that's why we always get along, Vic, we both know how to handle an LPB! DISCIPLIN!

    Humor is odd. It's not on/off and it doesn't just vary in amount. There are as many variations in a sense of humor as there are personalities. So funny to one person can be corny to the next.

    I also like John Allens subtle humor.
  12. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Re: Just Another Wasteland...IMHO

    But you see, language is important. You need to say "on my model railroad" and not "in model railroading". In the latter you are forcing your morals and standards on me and other modelers. Then along comes Rivet Joe and he says the same about a Colt’s box car because they were never made in real life. Then Rivet Bill says you can’t run a 4-6-6-4 on your layout because it’s Iowa and it’s too flat. Anytime we try imposing our standards on others it’s wrong. I can put anything I want on my layout unless it violates a law. The man who sells those boxcars must sell them, just not to you. I agree, it’s food for thought. I enjoy this discussion. DASH
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I thought they were well done...and admittedly, I did chuckle at a couple of them. But to buy one....I think not! And you probably won't see them on the guy's layout who did them either. They are probably more done for the collector, then the dyed in the wool model railroader.

    As far as the Mantua NFL car...I have one(Washington Redskins)....You just won't see it on my layout.
  14. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I am suppose I am to "serious".I am yet to use a corny or a joke name on any of my buildings or cars but to each their own in doing what they allow in their enjoyment of the hobby.
  15. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Well,by no means would I ever try to impose any of my standards on anyone.:) But I will stand by my statement that such foolishness as some of those cars have no place in model railroading whatsoever.

    Its not a matter of standards or moral values. Neither is it a matter of personal taste. Each of us in building a model railroad attempts to create "a perfect world" or "real world" within the confines of our interests and abilities. The support/use of such a product IMHO lessens that perfect world and reduces it to the base existance that we actually live in. So, it all boils down to weather you want the "real world" or the "perfect world". As for me and my railroad.....I'm stuck in a time warp of my own making...July 3, 1933 @ 1:10PM...Times are good, the railroad is running on time and my "cast of characters"are having one hell of a good time....without having to worry about their bowel movements or any other bodily functions or dysfunctions.

    BTW....I could probably pass off the Viagra Springs coach as simply being the name of a town but how in the name of heck could you pass off a "Monica Lewinski Spermicidal Toothpaste" tank car????:confused:

    Its all in fun....Take Care....Vic:D :D :D
  16. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    For decades there was a regional trucking company named Campbell's 66 who's logo was "Humpin' to Please". This caused much complaints from the prudes in the area. So you see, a prototype for "bathroom humor" does exist in the real world. Then I see the f word painted everywhere a teen can reach easily and also in some places not so easy. There was a train overpass (plate girder) along a major local hyway that had the f word painted on it in big bold white letters. The local prudes complained to the railroad and even threatened to take the MNA to court over it. So the MNA finally painted over the word. It was funny because they painted only over the letters with a green paint that was several shades lighter than the green that was already on the bridge. So then the bridge had the F word still on it only it was now lime green instead of white. The MNA claimed it was as close as they could get to the color.:D I wish I had snapped a picture, but it's something you will "do tomorrow". Then one day the bridge got a coat of fresh green and it was gone. So potty humor is a part of the real world and even appears on my layout painted on a tunnel portal where only adults who know where to look will see. DASH

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  17. Mellow-Mike

    Mellow-Mike Member

    They're a witty idea... but the smaller lettering work is uneven.

    Not the kind of car you run on a layout at the train shows, that's for sure!

    I remember in my wargaming days I did up a pair of 1/285 Hawker Hurricanes and inconspicuously did the call letters on the fuselage T IT and A SS

    It got giggles everytime I used them... but one gamer was a lot like Ned Flanders on The Simpsons and brought his young nephew one evening and he kept trying to shield the boy's eyes from noticing the two planes!
  18. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

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  19. billk

    billk Active Member

    And of course there's the "No Humping" signs on freight cars with delicate loads.
  20. DanishKnight

    DanishKnight Member

    The "real world", and the behavior of "adults"?

    I really enjoy The Guage. And I'm truly impressed by the level of modeling that is done by the members.

    Not everyone's version of reality is the same. Human nature being what it is, despite all the progress in society and technology, it always comes down to the whims of the lowest (or highest, depending on who describes the behavior) of its members that sets the tone of what everyone's reality has to be. I prefer not to live in a world where the most common word for some people is "f--- this and f--- that". If I dislike something, I either don't buy it or leave it where I found it and go on with my "reality". Having said that, I am now guilty of expressing my thoughts on the matter. To which, I sincerely apologize for disprupting the "real world" of the "adults".

    Best wishes,

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