I visited the site because the link promised billboards. I got so much more. Now the fine Scot in me really wants to build this box car.
Since my trains are O27, not HO, I can’t use his artwork directly. But his HO scale decals might be suitable for a tinplate 6-inch car like those American Flyer and Marx used to sell, since those 6-inch Marxes basically look like double-height HO cars.This is precisely why I’m not a rivet-counter. Trains are supposed to be fun. This car doesn’t exist in the real world, but it’s fun. The Second Amendment Gun Shop with a sign in the window saying “No weapons allowed” doesn’t exist in the real world, but it’s fun.
I try to keep elements of what I do believable–you won’t see any low-rider Honda Civics running around my layout, which is supposed to look like the 1950s because my trains were built in the ’50s–but since I can’t build models of a specific time and place, what’s the point of getting uptight about whether M-K-T box car 45001 really existed?
But hey. For some people that’s the best part of the hobby. That’s OK. Just don’t try to stop me from having my fun.
Hey, it’s *supposed* to be fun! Enjoy!
A guy who will allow his artwork to be downloaded — that’s cool. EFF would love it. Besides, once you have is as a file, you should be able to scale it to your cars.