Krispy Kreme car?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by BlueMeanie, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

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    Hi there!!

    Has anyone seen or know where I can find a Krispy Kreme box car for my train set up??

    Thanks!

    Dan
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

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    I give up - what's a Krispy Kreme car?
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Krispy Kreme is a donut chain in the US. I don't think you'll find a prototypically correct one, since box cars do not carry advertising, and I can't imagine that the company would have their own dedicated rolling stock.

    However, you could letter one for yourself with make-your-own decals, using the company's web site (http://www.krispykreme.com ) for a source of graphics. They have some vintage vehicles under "collectable toys", but they are 1:43, and 1:25 scale.

    Andrew
  4. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Andrew, you have raised an interesting question here. While I may occasionally eat a Krispy Kreme donut, whatever happened to billboard railcars? Why cannot Krispy Kreme, GM, Pepsi, Coke or whatever buy space on railroad rolling stock?

    Originally posted by MasonJar
    Krispy Kreme is a donut chain in the US. I don't think you'll find a prototypically correct one, since box cars do not carry advertising, and I can't imagine that the company would have their own dedicated rolling stock.
  5. billk

    billk Active Member

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    babydot, here's a quote from http://pws.prserv.net/usinet.tgloger/mrr38.htm:
    Masonjar, I know what a Krispy Kreme donut is, but what's a Krispy Kreme box car ?:D
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    billk - thanks for the quote about the advertising carried on rolling stock. I sort of knew the explanation, but wasn't 100% sure.

    Donut or doughnut - it's all good. Is it true that you have to buy them by the dozen at Krispy Kreme...? Not that that is necessarily a bad thing...! ;) That may be why there is a need for a box car.

    Reading a bit more at the web site, I learned that the doughnut mix is prepared centrally, and then shipped to the stores to ensure quality control. I imagine that they use trucks and subscribe to the "just-in-time" method of supplying product. No more "less than carload" these days I guess...

    Andrew
  7. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Bill, thanks for the explanation on the disappearance of railroad billboards.
  8. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

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    I guess I'll have to find an unpainted box car with relatively flat sides to paint white and affix a Krispy Kreme sticker to. It will still be a nice addition to my set up :)

    Dan
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    BlueMeanie, welcome to the gauge!!!

    There is a particular kit that lends itself well to converting to a billboard reefer. You print what you want on it and use that. Model Railroading had an artical in 2001 or 2002. It even had a template to scan and use for the doors and the lines (spaces between the board). If you are interested, lemme know and I'll try to find it and get the information to you.
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Andy:
    we went to KK once. They served us free samples when we went in, then we ordered a donut each and coffee. They didn't charge us for the donuts because the order was so small.
    We had seen people carrying what looked like stacks of pizza boxes out of the store. I think you have to order them by the gross.
    I have trouble with them because I like plain donuts and all they have are heavy glazed.