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. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    OK, Charlie, fair enough !!! But, when did the flags fall ??? I will NEVER own CRI&P "bankrupt blue". In my strange world, the Rock Island was prosperous in maroon , and the Penn Central ruled the East !!!. I'm open-minded, but still a bit stubborn. Something that can squeezed in to '50 to '76 (Bicentennial ???).
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Barry says it's not that.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    A three pack of freight cars of any road(s) will do! I don't expect era specific stuff for a 1920's layout, that would be a bit selfish of me. Heck, the last run cars look pretty nice on a 1920's Montana layout, being dragged along by little bitty steamers!
     
  5. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    Personally, to me, it does not matter what road it is. The era......... Sorta... But I will support TB anytime. I do wonder though if perhaps there needs to be a way to get more attention to the poll. I sorta just came across it this morning.
    What caused you to go with a runner pack versus a single car purchase? Not that it matters, but some folks may not be able to do a runner pack.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Actually it's just testing possible interest.
     
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  7. emaley

    emaley TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am good with what ever you do. I will support TB. This is about a special run project, not a fill my wishlist project.

    Trey
     
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  8. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    The advantage to multi-packs is that you would need to sell fewer units - assuming that MTL's policy hasn't changed, you can do the minimum run of 300 cars as 150 copies of a two car pack. (There are restrictions on this.) That means fewer buyers are needed to sell out the run.

    The disadvantage of the above is that the multi-packs will cost more (well, of course), which means fewer potential buyers.

    On an unrelated note, my father had a still sealed Barry Goldwater figurine, sold by Remco I think but not sure. I have to find it again sometime. I wonder if that might rate some 'eBay Humor'?
     
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  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Should we do a special run or a Barry bobblehead?
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oh, good grief, they really do exist!

    goldwater_200-d1ba7b6fa3bfbfd5f4435fd6c0475d99909c3913-s300-c85.jpg

    Back to trains...
     
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  11. TwinDad

    TwinDad TrainBoard Member

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    If I can afford it at all, I'd buy a single car of pretty much any vintage, just to support TB. I'd be more likely to buy something I could use... which would be either 1940s, or "last week", or something that could reasonably be seen during those eras (so, I guess 1900-1940 or 1975-2015).

    But a runner pack would be very likely to be outside my charity/support-friends budget, which means it would have to be something I desperately need for my layout... like a bunch of Atlas C55 #7 turnouts :)
     
  12. EspeeGoldenState

    EspeeGoldenState TrainBoard Member

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    Depends on what you are doing, I was interested in the MP car, but it didn't suit my timeframe of 1996 or 2011ish and I already have plenty of cars sitting around with no wish to part with or use them. Runner packs are nice but can also be a little pricey.
     
  13. Xmtrman

    Xmtrman TrainBoard Member

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    Prefer sans roofwalks. Road(s) not important.
     
  14. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    I would be interested in a Special Run Drainboard Livery; maybe in assorted type Cars, but otherwise one of these other small Roads; No I'll purchase one to support Trainboard as usual.

    PS: I would like a set on my layout that Says "TRAINBOARD"
     
  15. urodoji

    urodoji TrainBoard Member

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    Any updates?
     
  16. fordv10

    fordv10 TrainBoard Member

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    I dont have a layout but I purchased the boxcar from the last run and I would buy another special run if it was a single car or a runner pack. Eric
     
  17. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    At this point I think we are stuck in the place where it appears that another special run will not sell 300 cars. If we get there, we will do one.

    Charlie
     
  18. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Charlie, for the update. Understood but worth the try to throw the thoughts out there. Later date then
     
  19. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If we can find something that people can get excited about, we are ready to go!
     
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  20. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    Ask again after Labor Day when people think about modelling again.
     

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