N Special Run #2 - Question

FriscoCharlie Oct 22, 2015

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Would you buy a runner pack that contained two or three different types of cars?

Poll closed Nov 22, 2015.
  1. Yes, to support TrainBoard I would buy the special run regardless of roadname

    15 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. I would only buy if the roadname interests me but I would consider a runner pack

    18 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. A runner pack would be too expensive. I prefer a single car of some sort

    12 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Barry Goldwater

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a poll regarding our next special run.

    If the run was prototypical (not fantasy) would you buy a runner pack that contained two or three different types of cars?

    Example: Boxcar, flatcar, caboose, or gondola, flatcar, boxcar, etc.

    Something like that would get up there in price (of course). We will keep prices as low as possible.

    This is still at the planning stages but work is being done. :)

    Also, there is a good chance that these would be Micro-Trains again.
     
  2. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

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    To me, era is more important than road name. I'd much rather prefer 40' boxcars, etc.
     
  3. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, I agree with Rocket above.
    I would have no problems supporting Trainboard with a prototypical runner pack IF all the cars were a certain era (which for me is anything found on the rails in the 80's)
    Mixing a 50's boxcar with a 70's tank car and a 00's covered hopper would be a no go.
    So for this poll, I'd choose the first option, as long as the era is correct, since I wouldn't care what roadnames they were.

    Charlie, maybe a sister poll to this one would be a "era" poll?

    Mike
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Time frame is important to me as well.
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    40 foot boxcars are my favorite.

    I don't think that would be something that we would do. I already have in mind something...
     
  6. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I personally like anything built from 1920- 1985 since I have a pair of layouts. I prefer a western road, and I am in dire need for reefers and tankers
     
  7. ridinshotgun

    ridinshotgun TrainBoard Member

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    I would be up for a runner pack of cars from the 50's to 80's but only revenue cars. Doesn't matter to me if they are all the same era or not since I run steam and diesel power. Just no modern cars for me.

    Would not be interested in a caboose since I only collect 3 roads of motive power and caboose.
     
  8. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    I really didn't think so but had to make sure ;)

    Mike
     
  9. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'd go for a three pack.
    Western Pacific, Sacramento Northern and Tidewater Southern.
     
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  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not many votes folks. We need to see more interest to move forward on the next run!

    Charlie
     
  11. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    I mainly model early to mid 70s, so I would hope I could almost make it fit. I've been known to cheat a bit, though. I have enough 40' boxcars to FILL a 40' boxcar !!! And NOBODY has enough tank cars, no matter what size. Cabeese would be a bad idea, unless you offer a matching locomotive. How about a boxcar, tank car, gon, and flat ??? How could you possibly go wrong ???
     
  12. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm in the era specific group as well as railroad cars specific to the railroads I operate on my layout. It's actually a bigger door then you might think as one month I may run train cars and locomotives from the 40's. A month or two later equipment from the 50's right on up until the 70's. This gives me a variety of trains to run and I'm not stuck with one date and/or one place in time.

    That's my .02.
     
  13. ogre427

    ogre427 TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry, but I don't understand "Barry Goldwater".
     
  14. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I don't either, but I hope that it is Arizona shortlines
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I believe he just threw that in there as a bit of humor, indicating no interest in purchasing a car.
     
  16. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Then can someone please remove my vote for Barry?
     
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  17. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had considered adding Walter Mondale.
     
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  18. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    You should have, not even the diehard Democrats voted for him
     
  19. bumthum

    bumthum TrainBoard Member

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    Transition era primarily into mid-1960s could work for me. Road name isn't a make or break if the cars are from that time frame. Cars from multiple regions would be more interesting to me than cars all from say the east or west, or one railroad. I prefer 40ft boxcars but wouldn't mind seeing a flat or tank in the mix.

    Goldwater would be my second choice.
     
  20. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Guys, I already have in mind what we *might* do. We're just trying to gauge support for the runner pack. This would definitely be fallen flag stuff.

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