Heck yes! Simply because my teenage son is a huge Godzilla fan.   He owns every movie - some in the original Japanese, a bunch of figures, and a huge autographed poster from the cast of the 2014 Gareth Edwards movie.   The only two scenarios in which he has interest in trains is either military trains or when Godzilla is destroying one.   So yes, I'd get one if for nothing else than an inside joke for my son.  And yes, we already have out tickets to the first premier showing the day before the official release at 4:00 pm.   Hey, time with our kids is priceless and I already play with toy trains so I could care less if I'm the only over 50 yr old person in the theater!

-Greg

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Greg Houser posted:

Heck yes! Simply because my teenage son is a huge Godzilla fan.   He owns every movie - some in the original Japanese, a bunch of figures, and a huge autographed poster from the cast of the 2014 Gareth Edwards movie.   The only two scenarios in which he has interest in trains is either military trains or when Godzilla is destroying one.   So yes, I'd get one if for nothing else than an inside joke for my son.  And yes, we already have out tickets to the first premier showing the day before the official release at 4:00 pm.   Hey, time with our kids is priceless and I already play with toy trains so I could care less if I'm the only over 50 yr old person in the theater!

-Greg

the new movie looks awesome.  hoping it is way better than the 2014 one

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E-UNIT-79 posted:

 I remember somebody did a Godzilla scene on here once maybe a search will bring it up it was awesome Godzilla traipsing through the locomotive yard with Steam Full Speed Ahead. Found it dont know how to link to it though

If you are on a computer, 1st copy the full address from the URL (starts with https:\\ogrforum.....) when you are reading that thread.  If you want to link to a specific post, find it and hit the pull-down for "Permalink" from the "Take Action" link at the bottom of each post.  This will cause the address bar to reflect an address that takes the user to the exact post instead of the top of the thread.

Once you've done that, when replying, hit the little "chain link" looking icon in the toolbar for the new post.  It will spawn a window asking you for a URL and Text to Display (it also asks for a Title, but you can leave that blank).  Paste the address in the "URL field.  Put text in the "Text to Display" field (something like "Godzilla link").

That's it.

Here's a link to a post with Godzilla playing with a train, (2 pics at the end of the post) but I doubt that's the one you meant.

Is it really time for another movie already?  I hope it's good for those interested. 

As to the desire for a car, it would seem a natural candidate for a bobbing head type car.

-Dave

A scale Godzilla car would be problematic due to clearance.  He's about 164' tall... the 1950's version.  This scales down to over three feet on your layout.   Now Baby Godzilla would be tempting... but still a problem.  So what about an egg?  A female ostrich is about 6' tall (172") and its egg about 6" on the longest axis.  So that's about a 12:1 ratio.  For 164' Godzilla this would be a 14' egg or about 3 1/2" on the layout... manageable to model I think.

So you could envision a scenario where evil biotech, InGen (from Jurassic Park fame), captures the whole clutch of eggs from Godzilla and loads them on a train to take them back to their labs for analysis.  That alone would set off mother Godzilla and send her into a rampage!

Back in my grade school days when I was running N scale I had Aurora plastic models I built of King Kong and Godzilla on my layout.  For Kong I removed the Fay Wray / Ann Darrow figure from his hand and placed the empty hand onto a tall church steeple with his feet balanced on the A peaked roof and a small toy passenger car cradled in his other arm.  I had Godzilla entering from the outskirts of the city heading for the inevitable confrontation with Kong!

I don't know whatever happened to those models.

That's not an insult, that is just a fact of life!

Brian

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"Serving the Basement"

 

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Again, this is something I've never understood about what they call in N scale "Foobies": trains decorated in made-up schemes just because they may sell.  This seems to be particularly common when it come to 3-rail. I get it, in that these are part of the "toy train" field, but seriously? Aren't there enough "real" paint schemes (both past and present) to satisfy?

On the one hand, we see threads about how the latest diesel release doesn't have the proper intake grids (or whatever); the sound or smoke isn't "right"; or the color of the tender deck doesn't match the cab roof. We want/demand prototype detail, but then are also willing to populate our layouts with rolling stock which has no basis in reality whatsoever. I just don't get it.  

I know, this is only a hobby, and hobbies are meant to be "fun", and "to each his own", but I would rather see shrinking resources go towards making models of previously unavailable "real" trains. Think of what could have been done with the $$$ it took to develop and produce that "Batman" train: heck, that dough could have been used (maybe) to fix and re-release a "corrected" 2-6-0 Mogul: a small-ish steam locomotive that (I bet) many of us would like to have...

If we're going to now start basing product releases on current movies, I fear the end of the hobby is near.  As "D500" posted earlier: "...how about not?" 

Just my 2 cents...

Mark in Oregon

Mark, I run only modern scale Diesel engines with some steam and older diesels sprinkled in. 

But having a Godzilla scale freight car is not the end of the world. I will gladly put one on my layout and into a train if available. I say why not, it's fun and besides I really like Godzilla who has been a icon my entire life growing up. 

I have seen every Godzilla movie except for some of the Japanese language ones. Of course you don't have to buy one if ever built and if built it even may add to the bottom line of Lionel or MTH to build something you like. 

Dave

Strummer posted:

Again, this is something I've never understood about what they call in N scale "Foobies": trains decorated in made-up schemes just because they may sell.  This seems to be particularly common when it come to 3-rail. I get it, in that these are part of the "toy train" field, but seriously? Aren't there enough "real" paint schemes (both past and present) to satisfy?

On the one hand, we see threads about how the latest diesel release doesn't have the proper intake grids (or whatever); the sound or smoke isn't "right"; or the color of the tender deck doesn't match the cab roof. We want/demand prototype detail, but then are also willing to populate our layouts with rolling stock which has no basis in reality whatsoever. I just don't get it.  

I know, this is only a hobby, and hobbies are meant to be "fun", and "to each his own", but I would rather see shrinking resources go towards making models of previously unavailable "real" trains. Think of what could have been done with the $$$ it took to develop and produce that "Batman" train: .....................

I'll say it's 2 different approaches to the hobby that define the 2 types of items you are discussing. (Believe it or not, not all O Gauge hobbyists have the exact same tastes and interests! )

Obviously the prototypical ,scale, rivet counting is the camp where any remotely different prototypical item is welcomed, but most "fantasy" items are shunned.

The other approach is just "lets have fun, and I don't care if it's prototypical, I think a boxcar with this graphic on it is fun".

The "I'd rather see the resources applied to scale stuff"  and " I don't get it" comments (quite prevalent on this board in past discussions) obviously is the scale/prototype/rivet counting line of thought.  Many times it seems this line of thought is exclusionary of the "fantasy" stuff. (thinking that somehow if the "fantasy" stuff is not made it will lead to more prototypical items making it to market in their place, which may not be true - the train companies actually do know markets, believe it or not.  If they never sold, they would not make them!)

I think most people into the "lets have fun" approach are more accepting of the other prototypical stuff, and just don't order the scale stuff if they don't have interest in it.  I don't recall too many people saying "I wish Lionel never offered that N&W K engine, (it's so similar to the J!), they could have offered a Star Wars train (or whatever the favored commemorative or graphic boxcar might be) if they didn't waste resources designing the K".

There are some of us who appreciate both aspects to some extent.  I'm not a rivet counter by any means, but appreciate scale type trains (nice steamer with passenger cars, logging trains, the new Golden Spike offerings, etc), but I also have a boatload of "special run" non-prototypical boxcars and the like.

-Dave

 

I have some questions relating to the movie clips/still that John Pignatelli posted:

1) does anyone know whether the trains he's eating in the movie still are actual model toys or just some kind of mock-up?

2) in the movie clip the two characters running away are wearing surgical-type masks - I often see people of Asian descent still wearing them today (I'm in NYC); is there some historical significance to this?

3) did Godzilla check beforehand to make sure that that bridge was rated for the weight of 164 foot tall monster before crossing it?

NNJ Railfan posted:

I have some questions relating to the movie clips/still that John Pignatelli posted:

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2) in the movie clip the two characters running away are wearing surgical-type masks - I often see people of Asian descent still wearing them today (I'm in NYC); is there some historical significance to this?

....................

Possibly due to SARS and Bird Flu in the early 2000's, at least for the state-side question in recent history.  A quick web search turns up multiple articles on this.

Back to the concept of a Godzilla car, now that I saw a commercial last night, it seems there are some of the other monsters involved too.  So I'll update my suggestion of a bobbing head car to a see-saw car with Godzilla on one end of the see-saw and one of the other monsters on the other end.

-Dave

D500 posted:
david1 posted:

Beings the movie is coming at the end of the month, Godzilla would be perfect

Dave

SantaFeJim posted:

How about Mighty Mouse?

How about not?

  How 'bout yes, how about yes, how 'bout yes, how ''bout  🤔..... infinity!   

   How 'bout the Underdog, Riff Raff, & "Simple Simon" Barr-Sinister 

Fractured Fairy Tales? 🌽 

I need to put this back into play...

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Godzilla in a giraffe car would be pretty funny. They fit an oversized head in for Lenny the Lion; so why not? 

  I could be wrong but I thought they did some "wrap art" poster style movie graphics like the batman/spiderman subway cars.

  I think we have three or four good sized Godzilla scenes posted and a couple that climb out of the water for a "visit" every now & then.  

I have Godzilla with a train in hand 

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Godzilla Jr anyhow IMG_20180914_184039~3

    Too funny. I've never really noticed it before, but if I'm not mistaken the train Godzilla is holding is a plastic Cracker Jack toy 

(Godzilla's eyes light & he plays a "traditional era" roar recording). 

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I'm all aboard for a Godzilla car.  No question.  

I have to say, though, that it could wait until after the "Spy v. Spy" box car is returned to (pre-)production.  And, why not an "Alfred E. Neuman" car????   Think of the various possibilities.  

While we're on the subject ... Lionel should honor us all with a "Sheldon Cooper" car ... after all, Sheldon brought toy trains back to primetime.  

 

 

RT   

NNJ Railfan posted:

I have some questions relating to the movie clips/still that John Pignatelli posted:

3) did Godzilla check beforehand to make sure that that bridge was rated for the weight of 164 foot tall monster before crossing it?

I doubt he did any research.  After all, he probably hoped it wasn't strong enough because he wanted to destroy it anyway.

That's not an insult, that is just a fact of life!

Brian

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"Serving the Basement"

 

Northern Central High Railers (Western Division)

 

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  Rinji news o moshiagemasu!

  Rinji news o moshiagemasu!

  Godzilla ga ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!

  Daishkyu hinan ****e kudasai!

  Daishkyu hinan ****e kudasai!

 

  Attention, emergency news! 

  Attention, emergency news!

  Godzilla is going toward the Ginza area!

  Immediately find shelter please!

  Immediately find shelter please!

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NNJ Railfan posted:

I have some questions relating to the movie clips/still that John Pignatelli posted:

1) does anyone know whether the trains he's eating in the movie still are actual model toys or just some kind of mock-up?

2) in the movie clip the two characters running away are wearing surgical-type masks - I often see people of Asian descent still wearing them today (I'm in NYC); is there some historical significance to this?

3) did Godzilla check beforehand to make sure that that bridge was rated for the weight of 164 foot tall monster before crossing it?

1. This is a photo shopped print, Notice the train is going through his head and not in his mouth, the Godzilla shown is from the the movie, "Giant monster all out attack"

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2. This one is a colorized print of the original 1956 american release with Ramon Burr.

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3. is the latest Japanese version " Shin Godzilla", the railroad bridge is in the foreground, Godzilla is behind it, he is seen stomping on something. maybe the director?

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The mask on the dudes running is because most of Asia smells like a boys High school locker room, I been all over Asia and believe me it has an odor about it, smells like downtown LA also.

I know where I have been, I know where I am at, I am hopeful I know where I am going.(The devil and God are talking it over).

"2. This one is a colorized print of the original 1956 american release with Ramon Burr."

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I'm sure that's news to the artist, Chris White.  He painted that piece as a commission for Playing Mantis' plastic model division, Polar Lights.  They released the model back in 2001.  Here's a pic of the front of the box:

Polar Ligts Model No. 05046
Polar Lights Model No. 05046

The people at Playing Mantis and Chris White were so proud of the fine work, prints of it were handed out for promotional purposes.  I was lucky enough to get the one shown below:

Chris White Godzilla Print
Chris White Autographed Godzilla Print

For any who still aren't sure.....

It is an entirely original artistic work---NOT a colorized still from any of the movies.

phrankenstign posted:
"2. This one is a colorized print of the original 1956 american release with Raymond Burr."

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I'm sure that's news to the artist, Chris White.  He painted that piece as a commission for Playing Mantis' plastic model division, Polar Lights.  They released the model back in 2001.  Here's a pic of the front of the box:

Polar Ligts Model No. 05046
Polar Lights Model No. 05046

The people at Playing Mantis and Chris White were so proud of the fine work, prints of it were handed out for promotional purposes.  I was lucky enough to get the one shown below:

Chris White Godzilla Print
Chris White Autographed Godzilla Print

For any who still aren't sure.....

It is an entirely original artistic work---NOT a colorized still from any of the movies.

I confused it with this one. 

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I stand corrected,  I see you are a fan of Big G. If you can tell me who is listed on the last credits for a special thanks. for the 1998 American Godzilla flick.

Did your friend do this one also.

Or maybe this one.Godzilla Aurora Model - Polar Lights re-issue Model Kits

The Polar light kits have been around for decades at least the sixties.

I know where I have been, I know where I am at, I am hopeful I know where I am going.(The devil and God are talking it over).

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I stand corrected,  I see you are a fan of Big G. If you can tell me who is listed on the last credits for a special thanks. for the 1998 American Godzilla flick.

Special Thanks to:
Madison Square Garden
California State Film Commission
Entertainment Industry Development Corp. (E.I.D.C.)
Inland Empire Film Commission
New York City Mayor’s Office of Film/Theatre/Broadcasting
New York State Governor’s Office for Film & TV Development
New Jersey Motion Picture/TV Commission
Hawaii State Film Office
Oahu Film Office
John Pignatelli, Artist-in-Residence, L.A. Maritime Museum
 
Did your friend do this one also.
 
No.  I know who did, though.  It was accomplished by Craig Wheeler.  He built and painted the actual model and placed it in front of the Chris White artwork.   Polar Lights encouraged that by printing the artwork sans Godzilla on the back of the box:
Polar Lights Godzilla box back artwork
Back of the box for Polar Lights Model No. 05046 Godzilla King of the Monsters
 
You can see more pics of the model itself without the background here: https://culttvman.com/main/craig-wheelers-godzilla/
 
Or maybe this one.Godzilla Aurora Model - Polar Lights re-issue Model Kits
 
That box artwork was painted by James Bama.  He painted many of the original monster models Aurora produced back in the 60s: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Wolf Man, The Creature, King Kong, et al.  Polar Lights re-released many of them in the late 90s and early 2000s in boxes with very similar artwork to the Aurora originals such as the Godzilla box in your pic.  Here's the Aurora original:
Aurora Godzilla
Aurora Godzilla
 

The Polar light kits have been around for decades at least the sixties.

I know where I have been, I know where I am at, I am hopeful I know where I am going.(The devil and God are talking it over).

My replies to your questions are displayed above in bold.

Think of all of the other cars that could be on this train. Rodan, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla, Mecha Kong. A Mothra Larva strapped down to a flat car would look pretty great. You could even throw in Gamora whom I have always secretly preferred.

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I think you've overestimated Godzilla's gastrointestinal power.  Godzilla's atomic breath shoots out at a fairly focused area that spans what appears to be a few city blocks at a time.  If his methane blasts are comparable to his atomic breath, then there's simply no way the whole city could be wiped off the map with only one shock wave gust.

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