Just curious what boxcar paint scheme would be your favorite?  Doesn't have to fit your layout or the road names that you run on your layout.
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There are so many I like that's a tough one for me to answer, but if push came to shove, I would pick this with either Southern Pacific or Cotton Belt painted on one end.  Reminds me of when I was just a boy and my whole life was ahead of me.

 

 

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No pictures at the moment but two of mine:

 

Union Pacific "We can handle it" Tuscan brown with patriotic herald

 

Florida East Coast Railway "Speedway to Sunshine"

 

Mark

I'll second TrainsRMe; the State of Maine Products are my favorite boxcar paint scheme.  I've got two of the BAR version and one of the New Haven.

Curt
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State of Maine boxcars.  What other boxcar from a small railroad has been offered more often over the decades in so many scales?

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Originally Posted by BARailroad:

State of Maine boxcars.  What other boxcar from a small railroad has been offered more often over the decades in so many scales?

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i'll second that opinion...

 

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(that's a Marx O gauge car on the roofwalk)

 

cheers...gary

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I personally like this one.

 

 

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Ron Tucker

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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Originally Posted by Steamer:

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I like this one too.  To bad it didn't last long.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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Mine has to be the Lionel Warbonnet.  Lionel did an entire series of Warbonnet freight cars and a caboose back in 2010 (I think).  I didn't know about them until they were all sold out, and now the prices are astronomical!

 

 

 

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Not an easy question for me as I have several.

Paul, the one above was on my list. 

So I assume the question only pertains to paint schemes and not slogans.

I’m more attracted to slogan cars which are mostly black, brown or boxcar red.

 

I’ll pick this one I guess?

 

 

 

 

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Mine would be the original real life Southern Pacific Overnight Express boxcar. I apologize for not having a photo.

Respectfully,

"Pappy"

My Two-Cents                 

 

Originally Posted by Mill City:

Too many to have a favorite, but I'm fond of this series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay... I'll take a shot: You like the GN?

 

 

 

Reckon' I'm the odd man out again.  Ever since I was a kid I liked the types of boxcars I saw around KC: Boxcar reds, browns, tuscan... the other loud/bright ones didn't show up much in the "work a day" world around KC I was exposed to.

 

The boxcar included with my original Lindberg Lines HO set I received as a kid in 1962 had a boxcar red C&NW boxcar in it. In fact, all of the cars in it were "typical"... (including a switch engine) so I loved it that set.

 

Here's a close facsimile of the Lindberg set of which I refer:

 

 

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This one is that spectacular Lionel car with Walthers decals.  The PRR is done with decals copied from the smaller car on top - an old metal Varney car from 1950.

I have to second the "Pacemaker" paint job.
 
James
 
Originally Posted by Putnam Division:

Always have loved this one!

 

 

 

 

Sorry, no picture.

Back in the late 70's I remember walking to school and seeing a yellow RailBox boxcar on the tracks. That was one good looking boxcar. I have the MPC version somewhere.

SAL PS1 24136 model

That SEABOARD just looks great IMO, but if I wasn't modeling SAL I'd be all over the Great Northern, great graphics and great colors.

MODELING SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA

4+ years and STILL Having A Blast Running BPRC

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anyone want to add Billboard Refers? Then we would really see some art work.

AandP

Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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These two C&NWs, the name and the longhand lettering.  But my favorite would the the last, the overall flow and the oval herald.

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