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MIcro Trains Aware car
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:07:56 PM »
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Has anyone here picked up one of the recent releases of these cars?..Can anyone tell me if the other side was done as well?..I just noticed that I have pics of both sides of this car, though one isn't the best pic,but the train was doing about 60 mph!

For those wondering, the car was seen somewhere between Bakersfield and Sacremento Ca.




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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 03:13:47 PM »
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I don't have the car but that's interesting. I think MicroTrains usually only adds graffiti to one side of the car. I definitely can be wrong on that!
@Shipsure for the scoop!

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 04:10:24 PM »
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Interesting.
Funny thing is that I was planning on making a decal of the sheep-less side without knowing that the other side was decorated with the sheep.
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 04:31:12 PM »
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I noticed the MT car has ACFX reporting marks while the proto is UP.
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 04:49:51 PM »
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Union Pacific will not license cars with graffiti.

In fact the "We will deliver - Pay cuts" graffiti car that Pacific Western did was one of the main reasons UP started licensing models.

To avoid this both MTL cars have unprototypical reporting marks.
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 04:50:20 PM »
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I understand that the UP license doesn't allow graffiti on cars with their reporting marks.

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 09:49:13 PM »
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I have the car, and the non-sheep side is weathered, no graffiti.

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 10:05:48 PM »
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I have the car, and the non-sheep side is weathered, no graffiti.

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Oh well, you can't win them all!...A decal would fix that though...
I wonder if the folks at MT knew the other side was graffitied... :|

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2016, 12:23:44 AM »
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Peteski, let me know whenever you come out with that decal! I would love to make a copy of this car for my modern fleet.
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2016, 12:27:09 AM »
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Peteski, let me know whenever you come out with that decal! I would love to make a copy of this car for my modern fleet.

Second that. Also, a decal with the UP reporting marks would be slick to go along with it!

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2016, 03:51:08 AM »
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. . . just another one to add to my pile of future projects.  Maybe I'm being overly optimistic that I can tackle them all.    :facepalm: I will definitely let everybody here know when the decal is available.

In the meantime, while I have a straight-on shot of that graffiti, the picture quality is not all that great. If any of you find a better photo of that cat, let me know.  Actually I'll do the sheep too (so we can use the SP reporting marks). So a good photos of the sheep side would be welcome too.
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 08:28:20 AM »
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Interesting.
Funny thing is that I was planning on making a decal of the sheep-less side without knowing that the other side was decorated with the sheep.

Well, now that you're...aware.  :D
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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 10:45:19 AM »
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So a good photos of the sheep side would be welcome too.

I can send you a larger version of the first photo in this thread..

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2016, 02:57:04 PM »
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Peteski, let me know whenever you come out with that decal! I would love to make a copy of this car for my modern fleet.

Same for me.  Thanks!

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Re: MIcro Trains Aware car
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2016, 10:19:36 PM »
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I can send you a larger version of the first photo in this thread..
Sounds good. If you click on my user name on the left hand of my posts and view my profile, my email address is listed there.
Thanks!
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