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Title: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: John Murphy on February 03, 2007, 11:11:11 PM
When I was in another scale in the 1970's-1980's, a model railroad car and coupler company came out with RR cars without roadnames/numbers, but all the car's data was there.  This would be great for those of us who either have custom roadnames or who need strings of cars with different roadnames/numbers than those offered.


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: ben_not_benny on February 03, 2007, 11:18:39 PM
Hmm. I haven't seen any of those cars in years, but I did know someone made them.


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: Zytx on February 03, 2007, 11:21:59 PM
walthers still makes (or until recently) DATA only cars in bulk packs, like Bowser used to.

Zytx


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: jschmid on February 04, 2007, 02:56:28 AM
accurail offers freight car kits with painted freight cars with data applied,  www.accurail.com


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: the Bach-man on February 04, 2007, 08:38:28 AM
Dear John,
I am hoping to add data only cars to the lines. I'll keep you all posted.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: Paul M. on February 04, 2007, 06:02:10 PM
I've seen some of those at train shows and on the web. It would make it a LOT easier to letter your car . ::)


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: GlennW on February 04, 2007, 07:38:40 PM
Would it be possible to do Standard Line cars with a simplified paint scheme, then use Plus or Spectrum lines for fancier paint schemes?
I'd like to see Bachmann have a line of TrainMan inexpensive cars that could be sold at the LHS for bottom prices. They could be painted in basic colors like black or BCR.  ???


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: ben_not_benny on February 06, 2007, 06:52:53 PM
Bachmann can introduce more details, if they're going to do a Spectrum line for cars.


Title: Re: Are RR cars with Dimensional Detail a viable option for a "roadname"?
Post by: Hoople on February 06, 2007, 08:04:43 PM
When I was in another scale in the 1970's-1980's, a model railroad car and coupler company came out with RR cars without roadnames/numbers, but all the car's data was there.  This would be great for those of us who either have custom roadnames or who need strings of cars with different roadnames/numbers than those offered.
That sounds useful for me.