A Little Tribute To Spitfire

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Ok, here's the deal...
    I'm trying to incorporate the names of as many of my Gauge friends as I can into my little N scale coal road...
    So this one's for you, Val!:D

    The "ficticious history" behind this one is that the Poor Fork Mining Co, at present, only owns a couple of boxcars...this is one of them....this aging wooden boxcar was acquired from another eastern Ky shortline, the Versailles, Albany & London Ry (VAL ;) )
    Its road number is 703. (7/03 was the date Val swept the kitbashing contest at the NMRA convention :D )
    So, Val, this is just my way of getting your name on my layout, (hope you don't mind :) ) & giving you a little congratulations, & say thanks for being such a positive force here at The Gauge, & a big inspiration to me, & I suspect, a lot of others as well!

    This car started out as one of those Bachman "old time" frieght cars...it's been slightly modified...I added MT archbar trucks & couplers, painted, lettered, & weathered it.

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  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow! That is cool Charlie and quick too boot. Neat story too....:)

    Don
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Good idea Charlie:cool:
    And I love the car,,,,,,,
  4. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    She's Worthy...

    Excellent!:) A FINE tribute from one FINE modeller to another. How very fitting!:)
  5. philip

    philip Guest

    yeah!:eek:

    another eye popping model

    philip:cool:
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Very nice Charlie, the Baroness will be proud I'm sure! :cool:
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!
    I'm having a lot of fun coming up with ways of getting as many Gaugers' identities as I can on the layout.:)
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Nice work indeed Charlie.
    Shamus
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  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Thanks Shamus!

    I've got some prime real estate reserved for you on the layout...I just haven't gotten around to the model-building part yet!:eek: :D :rolleyes:
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great weatherin', Charlie, and what a nice way to honor the honorable baroness!
  11. Clerk

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    Very thoughtfull. Val is sure worth it and I am sure she appreciates it.
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Wow, Charlie, I am tickled! Don't quite know how I missed this thread, but I've found it through a link from your photography one. Being represented on your layout as an old-fashioned wooden boxcar that has seen better days suits me to a T - LOL! And a shortline at that - perfect - I'm 5'4"!

    Thanks too for the kind words. Your work has inspired me from the moment I joined the Gauge - you set standards I try to hold myself to.

    So thanks a lot my friend!

    cheers
    Val
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    You're very welcome, Val!
    Glad you like the boxcar!
    I've really has a lot of fun naming things on this layout...on my previous project, I had the names of my 4 daughters on various structures on the layout, so this time around, I decided to pay tribute to as many of my Gauge buddies as I could, & that certainly includes you!!:)
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Clever idea Charlie and nicely done!
    Ralph