Gauge Boxcar-World Tour '03

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  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. As you can see, I have years of work ahead of me, and I wouldn't want it any other way!

    Gary
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    WeeeeeeeeLLL at 8:00 AM this morning the gauge HO Boxcar made it to PA. :D :D :D :D :D

    Turns out that nobody from the MF&W RR was there to take pics..... We sleep in late here. :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping:

    As I went to the depot about 2:45 PM EST I found the Car had arrived in great condition, of course! :)

    We'll get "3 fingers" to couple it up to the local & see if we can transport it through Strasburg PA tomorrow. Then we'll switch it to our "Main Line" behind the Shay.. :) Give you nice people a tour of the Dining Room Ceiling. :) :)

    This time I'll make sure!!!!!!!!!! that Bill "Kodak" Kodiak (The Official MF&W Photographer brings the stinkin' camera... LOL

    :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It arrived in a most unconventional manner as it "was carried" into the main MF&W yards....... :D :D

    Mikey whispers to 88fan: "Told You!" :D :eek: :D

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It then "rounded the Bend" under the 1/2 completed Trestle Bridge :) :) :)

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    The LPB's unloaded it & shipped it to the HO ceiling layout....
    But the Cotainers still needed to be unloaded...... The One & Only crane is on the Large Layout.. soooo :D :D :D

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    The Containers were loaded & shipped :)

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  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Meanwhle on The dining room ceiling - Three Fingers added the Gauge Car to the manifest behind the shay... This could take some time!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    The Shelf Layout is basically a loop - that just happens to hang on the dining Room Wall about 5" below the ceiling.
    I built a tethered cab control so it can be run from anywhere in the room :)

    The "Green Mountains" you see are all "Furniture packing foam" That I sprayed with Green paint & then some dull coat.

    The Light blue thing is the top of the curtains :)

    Can you tell why my Wife (ROW Baronness) says There are NO trains allowed in her office !:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    The Shay wanders merrily along as it chugs along pulling the DM&IR Ore cars with the gauge car behind :)

    The "Eye Hook" & drop ceiling wire are there so we can still open the curtains... ROW negotiation result :D

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It chugs along to the far side of the room where the Mountain has a hiker (railfan) looking at the new car go by... The "Blade" of the ceiling fan is there for him to ride on if he wants LOL

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Close up of Railfan

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well I hope you liked the first set of pics - I'll have a few more later :) :)
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ok - Here's the Pics from The railroad Museum of PA in Strasburg :) :)

    The HO Layout is under construction for 2 years now & will take about 5 more to complete

    First - The gauge Boxcar pauses near the mines... on a narrow gauge section of the layout, made to represent the East Broad Top RR.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ... and going through town.....

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ... finally being pulled past the Coal Tower - by a GG1

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  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Cool pics Mikey.
    I've always liked the GG1
    Just PMed you with the next destination.
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Railfanning earlier today, I heard the rumble of diesels coming across the farmers field. It was Central New England's stack train led by retro paints SD-70M, and C44-9W. But wit...whats the unit in the back............

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    It was a BNSF SD-70M!
    Love the paint job.

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Right behind that....a couple of Gauge containers.
    Sorry about the photo quality.....Got fuzzy when I compressed them.

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Didn't have to wait long for CNE's freight to come by. Led by GP-9, and borrowed power from neighboring Housatonic RR GP-35, with CNE's retro paint GP-60 bringing up the rear. And there, coupled to the GP-60 was Ol' Blue!

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