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. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    NONE OF THE CHOICES!:eek: tooth1 MY favorite cars are Autoracks!:thumb::D i DID vote for boxcars though, they would be my second favorite;). :D -Deano
  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    So it's a contest then?
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    this is tought. I chose boxcars because they are fairly colorful and different. Passenger cars comes in for second, because they are just interesting in general, when you really get into the details. Cabooses are third, because everyone here loves cabooses. they just don't admit it!
  4. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    I didn't say that did I? Naw I dont think so...
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    And it's your site that convinced me to like them.
  6. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    My favorite car:
    ex-New York Central sleeper lounge Chittanengo Falls.

    She was originially built in 1939 by Pullman for the Commodore Vanderbilt. She was comparable in qualtiy to the cars on the 20th Century Limited. She is one of the very few remaining pre-war lightweights. (there are three pre-war pensy lightweights left...I can't remember if there are any other NYC cars). She has 3 compartments...each of which can be divided in half...a galley, and a beautiful lounge section. It currently sits on a stretch of abandon NYC branchline trackage east of Wapakoneta, OH. My father used to own her.

    My second place goes to the Nickel Plate Business car #5 which sits in Lima, OH as part of the 779 display at Lincoln Park. She's a wooden car, 120+ years old, and she was originally built for Chance Le Plieu of the NYC.

    My third choice is NKP caboose 141 which was recently restored by the FWRHS (765 crew). She was originally built as a 4 wheel car for the Lake Erie & Western sometime during the 1880s...no records survive to date her. She was lengthened around 1910. The interior of this caboose is very different than other cabooses. She doesn't have the usual set of cabinets under the cupola, but rather benches that run almost the length of the car...it's wide open inside the car.

    I tend to think that most people would prefer non-revenue cars. It seems like most of the prize winning models are non-revenue cars...snow fighting equipment (rotaries, plows, spreaders, flangers), scale cars, dynamometer cars, cabooses, business cars, etc...
  7. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    I love flatcars, especially Athearn's new RTR John Deere carrying flat! Some N scale guys have a full train of them!
  8. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    I like the box cars cause they can be styled in many different ways. I do however like the Flat and Tanker. It dosn't really matter to me one way or another to me.
  9. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    Tanker. Those new Athearn 30K gallon Ethanol tanks are sweet..... :D
  10. 65GASSER

    65GASSER Member

    Love these Greenville Woodchip Hoppers! With all the mills around here I grew up seeing long consists of just these alone. 2nd would be boxcars, 3rd would be tankers! :wave:

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  11. I voted for boxcars though auto racks are my favorite. Steve Church Milwaukee Road Iowa Division
  12. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Depressed Center flat cars (Walthers Gold Line cars).
  13. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    I like boxcars and reefers the best, especially Cotton Belt boxcars...:thumb:

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  14. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    I'm partial to unusual reefers, myself, like this WWII-vintage Mathieson Dry Ice car. Why is there no listing for reefers in the original selection?


  15. EvoMan454

    EvoMan454 New Member

    For me it'll have to be intermodal cars. I like double stacks and piggy backs. Plus I also like autoracks but since that isn't an option I'll just choose hoppers.
  16. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Hoppers, most importantly, taconite hoppers in DMIR!​
  17. dwdean

    dwdean New Member

    I'd have to say the intermodal cars, but as those aren't listed as a choice I'm going to have to go with tankers.
  18. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    I'm going to have to go with flat car, specifically the logging flats of the northwest. Nothing like a 150 car load of logs going down the track. A close second would be covered grain hoppers.

  19. I voted for flat car, but to be more specific, Centerbeam flat.
  20. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    It is so bizarre to flats and boxes being so popular. Normally modelers (in contests) seem to focus so much on MoW and bizarre cars. I almost expect to see layouts were 1/3 of the equipment is weird stuff...such as how my beloved DSP&P had less than 30 stock cars and reefers...yet there are more of those cars on HOn3 & On3 layouts than boxes, gondolas, and flats combined (of which they had over a thousand).

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