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microbusss
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has anyone bought a freight car, loco or whatever with a made up railroad name on it?
Like say a long gone model railroad
Such as the Gorre & Daphited
Or like one from a model train group?

Your own railroads count too

if answers are yes Let's SEE them!

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walt
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I have none of them. I like original pieces by their makers. I would like to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut car but all that’s available are custom-made ones that I don’t want. A company named Colorsbright Made about 500 of them
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wks
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All of us have this in one form or another.



Other Durango names but no Kansas Durango and Colorado in the history books.

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southwestforests
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Let's see, since the St Louis - San Francisco, "Frisco", actually ran from Dallas to Pensacola, so that counts as a made up name, right?
;)
Given that no manufacturers have seen fit to do a production run with any of my own 3 freelance road names, I'm stuck with sticking on the decals one Microscale letter at a time ...

Did download a couple cars for Trainz Railroad Simulator lettered for Allen McClelland's Virginian and Ohio.

Around 2009 Bachmann in their G scale "Big Hauler" line had a set with their own freelance roadname "Glenbrook Valley" on a 4-6-0 with a reefer and a caboose. I bought a set with some disability settlement money.
Locomotive is in a quite handsome 1870s-1880s livery,
here, see these for reference about the real paint styles, http://www.pacificng.com/template.php?page=/ref/locobuilders/blw/style/baldwinstyles3.htm

EDIT: here, this is the specific page I meant, http://www.pacificng.com/template.php?page=/ref/locobuilders/blw/style/stylediag/index.htm

This is someone else's photo, turns out I don't have an overall photo of mine available.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/961YQc] [/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/961YQc]Bachmann Big Hauler #x27;Glenbrook Valley#x27; loco[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/]Glen Fairweather[/url], on Flickr

All I have of mine are photos used to illustrate adding details, such as literal "dim bulb" factory headlight replaced with a 5mm LED; coal burning stack instead of original woodburner; holders for class flags, white for extra here. Just a few days ago I finally got brackets for class light lanterns added to sides of smokebox, they are not in this image from several years ago.


And ...

... this one of Grumman kitty having rolled it over, a few years ago.
("Train? What train? There's a train? I know nothing of any train wreck")
(and the dear feline fellow is so innocently asleep on the desk here at this moment)
("Innocent"? Pffffft!)


“There are a thousand things that can happen when you go light a rocket engine, and only one of them is good.” — Tom Mueller, SpaceX, 2012
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And another Tyco unit seen more up north.



No Canadiana Railroad in real life.
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microbusss
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I have none of them. I like original pieces by their makers. I would like to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut car but all that’s available are custom-made ones that I don’t want. A company named Colorsbright Made about 500 of them

Originally posted by walt - May 23 2020 :  9:59:43 PM


thats because KK sent them a Cease & Desist order as they did not have their permission to make them
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Royal Blue workhorses on the Blaxland Ridge, Cody the F-7A (Athearn) and Jonathan the C-424 (Atlas/Kato)
These projects took the course of over a year due to slowly slowly acquiring the models themselves and the detail and replacement parts needed to get them running. I airbrushed them myself.

Cody






Jonathan




And also the switchers on the line: Hunter the booster tank, and Summer the Plymouth ML-8. Summer Isn't all that customized, just some white trim and decals.





There's still a Mantua/Tyco Shifter which I haven't finished yet because I don't have a smokebox front for it yet. So that's soon to come, and that is the last of the Blaxland Painted locos.

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walt
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I have none of them. I like original pieces by their makers. I would like to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut car but all that’s available are custom-made ones that I don’t want. A company named Colorsbright Made about 500 of them

Originally posted by walt - May 23 2020 :  9:59:43 PM


thats because KK sent them a Cease & Desist order as they did not have their permission to make them

Originally posted by microbusss - May 24 2020 :  09:05:11 AM



There's still some available though...
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walt
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I have none of them. I like original pieces by their makers. I would like to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut car but all that’s available are custom-made ones that I don’t want. A company named Colorsbright Made about 500 of them

Originally posted by walt - May 23 2020 :  9:59:43 PM


thats because KK sent them a Cease & Desist order as they did not have their permission to make them

Originally posted by microbusss - May 24 2020 :  09:05:11 AM

. The only verification of this info was from Brian and he said the SELLER on ebay claimed only 50 sold. With that being the source i can put much beleif on it... Need better info.
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walt
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I have none of them. I like original pieces by their makers. I would like to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut car but all that’s available are custom-made ones that I don’t want. A company named Colorsbright Made about 500 of them

Originally posted by walt - May 23 2020 :  9:59:43 PM


thats because KK sent them a Cease & Desist order as they did not have their permission to make them

Originally posted by microbusss - May 24 2020 :  09:05:11 AM

. The only verification of this info was from Brian and he said the SELLER on ebay claimed only 50 sold. With that being the source i cant put much beleif on it... Need better info.

Edited by - walt on May 24 2020 6:24:35 PM
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