First Gauge BBQ

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Well fellow Gaugers, the 1st Annual Gauge BBQ is now history - and a good time was had by all!

    Sumpter250 and Matthyro (aka Pete and Robin) brought their NTrak modules along.

    Robin's was a corner with passenger station and various small town structures, all scratchbuilt, all totally evocative of small-town Ontario.

    Pete's was a dry-dock with ships being built, travelling cranes sharing track with narrow gauge, and a super-detailed bascule bridge.

    Alex brought his famous Chevron Station.

    Spitfire (aka your gracious hostess) served up the burgers while the guys hooked the modules together. We ran some trains on the modules, and then we ran Pete's double header on my more or less just started layout.

    It was fun!

    Tomorrow Alex flies back to Miami, and Pete and I are going to visit Robin's layout.

    Stay tuned for further developments.


    Val
  2. neb1211

    neb1211 New Member

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    Lol sounds like a good time. I wish I could gave been there.
  3. TrainClown

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    Sounds like you guys had a good day. I sure hope you took some photos to show us. I was thinking about your BBQ all day. So, my thoughts, at least, were there.

    Hungry for a burger

    TrainClown :D
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    And the crowd chanted:

    PICTURES, PICTURES,PICTURES!!!!!

    :D :D :D
  5. rksstl

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    YES what Tyson said.
  6. Dave Flinn

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    I, too, had to miss the great event and will eagerly await some pictures (of course someone DID take some, didn't they?). Sounds like you all had a great time. Maybe I can make the next one.
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    :wave: Sure wish I could have been there. I am so glad everything went OK. Yes, pictures please, at least that way we will feel as though we were present. Thanks, Jim
  8. davidstrains

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    I sure hope we can plan for another one next year. I have an empty calendar to work with.
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Val's BBQ weekend

    This was part of Val (Spitfires) BBQ weekend when Val and Pete (Sumpter250) came to Georgetown Sunday to visit the MAT and do some rail fanning.
    Here we are at the Georgetown Station as a CN freight came barrelling through.

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  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Next a couple of CSX new locos came by westbound

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  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Back at the MAT here is Val

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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    At the other end, Pete was controlling his beautiful loco

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here is a close up of Pete's loco. Hard to believe this is N scale
    Here it has just crossed the Allison Gap bridge

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another view

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    looks like fun. :) :) :)
  16. Tyson Rayles

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    :) :) :)

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Sorry more of us couldn't make it!
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Pete was very generous and gave me this boxcar which will be well used on the M.A.T.
    Thanks Pete

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A huge thanks to Val for organizing this event. You did very well Val and it is too bad that some had to drop out.
    It was great to meet Alex and see his fantastic Chevron gas station and his Wendys. Just amazing to see these excellent models in person. Alex is truly a master at scratchbuilding.
    Pete's module is impresive with the busy shipyard with dry dock and the amazing lift bridge.
    A fun event and I was very pleased to be able to attend.
    Thanks Val
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    cool stuff!

    We haven't really seen a view of the MAT from this angle before.
  20. jkristia

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    Looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure you all had a great weekend