What is your favorite car?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by prodigy2k7, Dec 29, 2006.


Favorite Car

  1. Hopper

    18 vote(s)
  2. Flat

    6 vote(s)
  3. Tank

    8 vote(s)
  4. Box

    22 vote(s)
  5. Caboose

    10 vote(s)
  6. Passenger

    16 vote(s)
  1. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    What is your favorite type of car, maybe you like it cuz how it looks, or whatever.
    Edit: My favorite kind is the hopper, I just recently bought this hopper from bachmann:
    Bachmann HO 56' center-flow hopper (canadian national)
  2. Twiget

    Twiget Member

    Hopper!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Flats cause of the variety of loads!

  4. CRed

    CRed Member

    Anything painted DM&IR!:thumb:

    EDIT-I picked Tanker just to take part in the poll:)

  5. CRed

    CRed Member

    Sheesh,another SPAMMER,atleast the one earlier was pushing electronics not pr0n!

    Go away!!!!
  6. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Where's the all-important Reefer car? :confused: What, do you get your food out of a TRUCK???!! :D
  8. CRed

    CRed Member

    There's others,like the stackers and car carriers and such,but he got the most popular ones anyways:)

  9. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Not as popular, but there are also Gondolas and (for the bygone era), stock cars..

    And as far as passenger cars go, there are passenger cars that are pulled by locomotives, and then there are EMUs and RDCs. :D

    As an LIRR commuter, I have to say my favorite would be their Bombardier M7 EMUs. :cool:

  10. Quinn222

    Quinn222 Member

    I'm with you, this poll doesn't take into account my favourite 'ham and bacon' reefer.
  11. Illus

    Illus Member

  12. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member

    Here's a couple of my favorites - I can't understand why they are not in the poll list!sign1
    a steam car (propulsion/small freight/passenger all in one):
    View attachment 33645

    a very short flat car (note the ties and light rail as well):
    View attachment 33647

    the prototype for Lionel's animated Poultry Dispatch car:
    View attachment 33646

    having fun

    Attached Files:

  13. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I've always likes flats, the loads make them more intresting.
  14. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Hey, where are the options I'm looking for? :D

    If it's the car I find most visually interesting, it's the cars for high-and-wide loads: depressed-center flats and Schnabel cars.

    If it's the car I'd most regret doing without on a layout, it's the double-stack car. I love the moderately old diesels, but a time before stack cars just feels wrong somehow.
  15. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    That isnt actualy a short flat car..well, it is but in reality it is a portable motor.

    It rolls up to it's firing position and then back. It is not on a regular rail road but rather the track is part of the weapon. The track, gun, box car and flat are all parts of the weapon platform. I dont see couplers, think they were on just one end?

    I expect that mortor was at Petersburg Va

    Great example, thanks for posting it. It would be cool to modle it and pull it around with a 4-4-0 American.
  16. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    so far box cars are winning!
  17. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member

    Thanks for the info, Gil. I knew it was a Civil War (or in the words of some friends, "The Recent Unpleasantness Between the North and South", or "The Annexation and Occupation of the South by a Foreign Power") mortar, and a neat picture. I did not know the track and boxcar were part of the weapon system, but it makes sense studying the picture. You can see the link and pin coupler on the box car, but nothing on the mortar itself.

    I may indeed have to make a model to put behind my Mantua General.:)

    yours in a different time era
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I voted for Hopper, I just like the looks :D :D
  19. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    box still in the lead... lol
  20. tomd81

    tomd81 New Member

    My favorite car is one that carries high wide loads - large flats and schnabel cars. Here are a couple of ones that I am working on.

    GEX 800003 - 20 axle depressed center flat

    WECX 200 -12 axle schnabel car with transformer load


    WECX 301 - 22 axle schanbel car with nuclear reactor load

    Still need get better at using my air brush before I tackle these.

    I have 9 schnabel cars and 4 depressed flats over 100 scale feet long in my high wide fleet.

    More one these large cars on my website - http://www.garlic.com/~tomd


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