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I was looking through some old photos of past layouts and came across these guys. Current advertising laws probably prevents these bilboard freight cars from being produced again.

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I don't believe I ever saw them when they were new. Certainly not on a real railroad.
 

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You could produce a marijuana car though...go figure.

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Camels

I don't smoke
I don't chew
And, I don't date
Girls that do !

How many different brands of tobacco cars did Lionel make

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You could produce a marijuana car though...go figure.

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Did you ever think you would see the day when marijuana was approved for use and tobacco was so heavily frowned upon?

Sad part, there is still not an instant test to detect those driving stoned like the breathalyzer for those driving drunk.
 

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Exactly. We raised our kids carefully to keep them off drugs while they grew up. All the DARE programs, hockey, soccer, art classes, dance classes, parental guidance etc, all for naught.

Now my state governor is pushing pot to be legalized for taxation purposes. Even the government can’t make money in an honest way....

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I guess the government figures that if they legalize it, it will be legal/honest.....?
 

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Who's layout? Legal in only a few states,



For those you not familiar with it, those are marijuana buds.
 

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Did you ever think you would see the day when marijuana was approved for use and tobacco was so heavily frowned upon?

Sad part, there is still not an instant test to detect those driving stoned like the breathalyzer for those driving drunk.
The 2000 Governator movie 'The Sixth Day" starts out with Arnold and his wife in there suburban garage at night. They're passing a cigar back and forth like a joint; wary of being caught.

Message: In the future, smoking is illegal.
 

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Woody Allen in the movie “Sleeper” begs to differ. In the future, a doctor hands him a cigarette and says ”smoke this, it’s good for you...”

Buds...legal, but as a railroader, we are not allowed to par take...Your little men face termination for violation of rule G. Possession while on company property is a dismissal offense...;)

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What Day Is It

Camels - 1st choice for my father-in-law
 

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Speaking of smoking...

Did you ever buy a train related piece from someone that was a "heavy" smoker??

I did years ago. Gentleman smoked so much the locomotive colors were smoke stained and way off. I can't begin to tell you how bad the boxes and such stunk.

When it arrived my wife could smell it through the packaging, it wasn't allowed in the house!

Luckily it was returned.
 

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I've bought a couple of locomotives from a smoker. I first opened them up and set them in the garage with a strong fan blowing directly on the pieces. The fact that you can smell the smoke in the fan exhaust tells you it's helping. After a couple of days sitting there in the airstream, I did as much cleaning as I could of any smoke residue on them with a soft brush and some Naphtha. Finally, I put them in a large box with lots of crumpled up newsprint, that does wonders in absorbing the smoke smell. I left them in the box with the newprint for about a month.

I've heard tell that rice works well too, but I figured I'd have trouble getting that out of all the small places!

After all that processing, about 95% of the smoke smell is gone, but even now I can still catch a whiff of it.

Yes, I did toss the boxes, I didn't think I'd be able to beat those into submission.
 

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Smoking is a disgusting habit. I smoked before my accident, but after 2/12 months in the hospital I literally forgot I smoked. That was six years ago.

Now I can't stand the smell or how people smell that smoke. Plus after being a chef for 30+ years, my since of smell is almost canine level.
 
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