With the release of the the new VL stock cars, I dug out the original PRR VL Stock Car.  While it wasn't scale and had a overly long electrocoupler, it was a fun car.  It had a variety of sounds including a "quilling cow", cowboy, flat wheel, and even a built in "game" to try to deliver the cows without upsetting them.  It also had a end of train device.

Here is a quick video.

Marty

 

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This car was cataloged in 2009 as part of the initial lineup of VisionLine products. I got it when it came out. Because it has not only the sounds that Marty mentioned, but also what are now called FreightSounds, I have it on my layout all the time.

Retired is a misnomer.  Should be detired--less tired, more fun!

Keith L posted:

This car was cataloged in 2009 as part of the initial lineup of VisionLine products. I got it when it came out. Because it has not only the sounds that Marty mentioned, but also what are now called FreightSounds, I have it on my layout all the time.

I'll see if I can shoot an in motion video tonight.  Other than the extended electro coupler it really is a great little car.

Marty

 

Below the Signature...

" Number One, make it "O"!"

 

MartyE posted:
Other than the extended electro coupler it really is a great little car.

I think so, too.

It's funny: The last thing that Neil Young posted on coilcouplers.com 10 years ago was about how much he hated the long electrocoupler shaft on this car. Among other choice comments, he said:

"Dangeroo Boys! This is the ugliest thing we have ever seen. The coupler shaft had to be a scale 14 feet long! The DANG THING WAS RIDICULOUS!!!"

Retired is a misnomer.  Should be detired--less tired, more fun!

I picked up one of these cars in 2017 (as a novelty) to surprise guests while watching the trains circling my layout. Since it's 'command controlled' (and therefore has its own assigned ID#) I usually get the trains rolling and then, after a few minutes, unbeknownst to my guests I punch in the # and let the various sounds begin by pressing the different keys on my remote. It always gets a humorous reaction. I guess you could say it's been a  very 'Moooving' experience for everyone.

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