TrainBoard Special Run Announcement

FriscoCharlie Oct 3, 2012

  1. maxairedale

    maxairedale TrainBoard Member

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    Hi All,

    Here is a collection of some of the hints that have been posted.
    Based on the hints as I see it the car
    1. is built in the 1950s
    2. could have been in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, or Montana
    3. could also have been in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and again Massachusetts
    4. is a box car
    5. belonged to a railroad this a fallen flag, possible two fallen flags
    6. is a prototype
    7. has trucks with some type of non friction bearing (hopefully the correct term) and two axes

    What ever it is I'll make mine welcome on my layout. I was hoping that it would have an "X" as the last letter in the reporting marks as in TBX****.

    Gary
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I brewed up another great hint but I am afraid that it may go too far, so here's one that means nothing: We also know that at one point, one of the cars was seen in a state where Okies fled to. But, it was off it's route.
     
  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All right, judging from the PMs and e-mails you folks are sending, I will throw some bones with meat on them.

    I'm going to provide a list of railroads that were either connected to, or crossed, our road's tracks.

    First... Southern_Railway_Logo.jpg
     
  4. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Would love to help out somehow.
    No ping pong balls though.
    Would have to go buy a pack or two first!
    A slip of paper in a jar?
    PM with info, if there's some way I can help!
    Thanks.
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, ping pong balls, a vacuum cleaner and a permanent marker and you've got your own lottery.
     
  6. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    C'mon, fess up. We're at 77 and mine made 78, so.... :teeth:
     
  7. wheelsqueal

    wheelsqueal TrainBoard Member

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    Close to this?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. JKramer328

    JKramer328 TrainBoard Member

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    Just ordered two of them...
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Another railroad that connected to or crossed the tracks of our railroad: L&N_logo.png
     
  10. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    Considering the rough shape of the economy right now, the order count is very encouraging.

    I agree that there will be some sales from outside TB to a small percentage of NSC/NSE members, although I think that it will be a lower percentage than it might have been previously given "Special Run Overload".

    I suppose I could research and determine the identity of the car-- there's probably enough hints now-- but I'm not going to spill the beans! Besides, I'm deep into writing the October UMTRR...
     
  11. maxairedale

    maxairedale TrainBoard Member

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    Okay I'm going out on a limb here.

    Using
    • The previous hints I listed
    • The last two hints posed by E-8
    • Some research on the net
    • E-8's signature

    I think that the states are
    • Missouri for the "M______________" state
    • Arkansas and Kansas for the "___________S" state

    This is where I'm about to cut off the limb I'm standing on [​IMG]

    I believe the railroad in question is the XXXXXX.


    Gary

    PS
    I love this game.
     
  12. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gary could be on to something.......;)
     
  13. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    I am thinking that E-8's signature is not it. I do believe its a Midwest railroad. Merged into CNW .
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmmm. An idea for future releases?
     
  15. bumthum

    bumthum TrainBoard Member

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    Maybe one of the lines rolled into the Missouri Pacific then into UP...
    X&EX - Meets most requirements based on the hints.

    Whoops there are plenty of boxcars from that road on the market and the very first post said that there werent any known N scale boxcars for the road chosen.
     
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  16. Matt Bradley

    Matt Bradley TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like it rolls! That's good enough for me! I'm in! +1! Thanks to the donor too!
     
  17. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    I've ordered mine! I don't really care what road it is, TB has been good to me so I'll do in kind! Thanks, guys!
     
  18. prbharris

    prbharris TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes - definitely no road with that name - so I'm in too!

    Thanks to TB, and everyone who contributes here too, for keeping me informed from over the pond.

    Peter

    Peter Harris
    N Scale Kits
    www.nscalekits.com
     
  19. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Feel free to private message me if you don't want to post your guess here. I'll post another hint in a while and updated totals. I got hung up at work today so I've not been able to keep up. I'll be free within a couple of hours to give you another hint.

    Charlie
     
  20. wthorbjo

    wthorbjo New Member

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    My order is sent. I haven't been a TrainBoard member for very long, and this is the first time I've ever posted here. The special runs are a fantastic idea for funding a community like this, and I want to show my support even though I'm not (yet) a very active user. I don't model a North American prototype, or even in N scale, so for me this model will sit on the shelf and serve as a reminder of the dedication and creativity shown by the people behind this community. I hope it will be the first of many successful special runs.

    Regards,
    Jostein
     

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