Gauge Boxcar-World Tour '03

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Since TinGoat, aka Ron dropped the Gauge boxcar off to me last week I've been too busy with work to post much, however it was great to meet him, and he gave me the idea of hand-delivering the car to it's next stop, which was Interurben's traction layout. Wish I had set up the tripod there since none of those shots turned out. :( :(

    However, as Chris mentioned we made quite a tour of it, 3 layouts in one night - 4 if you count the Traction in Action L/O that Glen has in addition to his own!

    What a great group of guys! From the moment I arrived they made me feel like part of the group, and judging by the laughter, a grand old time was had by all!

    Here's a look at the motley crew.

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    In this shot an interurban rolls through the outskirts of town on Glen's layout. Check out all that overhead! Looks great!

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    Brian has a lot of bridges on his layout, and of all the shots I took, I think this one really captures some of his excellent scenery work.

    Can anyone guess how he did those clouds?

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    Finally, here's a shot of our old friend passing through Belleville on its way to MasonJar in Kemptville Ontario.

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    Well it looks like Chris and Val have been having wayyyyyyyyyy to much fun! :D :D :D Those are some super shots on some veryyyy nice layouts!!!!!! Thanks to both of you for sharing! ;) :) :cool:
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    Now that is what I call a happy looking crew!
  7. davidstrains

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    Where is the HO car now. Haven't seen anything since the Toronto Shoot.
  8. interurban

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    Last time we saw the "box" Val said she would look after it re posting it on to Andrew in Ottawa.
    Hopfully we will see it soon :)
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    According to the GPS unit installed on the car, its still in Toronto. Further investigation has found that the car is being held on "bad order". A hot box detector has determind that there is a bad wheel bearing on a truck. New England Rail Car has been dispatched to make repairs. Hopefully the car will be under way shortly.
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    It has arrived...!

    The Gauge boxcar has travelled to eastern Ontario...

    I will post pictures as soon as possible...

    Andrew
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Box car @ masonjar

    Well, it finally arrived.

    The Gauge box car travelled from Toronto, and also back in time - about 45 to 50 years before it's build date!

    Here it is seen crossing into town.

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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Box car @ masonjar

    Passing behind the station...

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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Box car @ masonjar

    Arriving in the yard past the interlocking tower as part of a mixed freight pulled by CN pacific #5125...

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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Box car @ masonjar

    It was later spotted on the team track for unloading.

    Next stop is Alberta...!

    Andrew

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    when is going to becoming to massachusetts
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice pictures Andrew.
    Hang on Shawn...Two more stops in Canada, than its back across the border into Illinois. Then Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Then to you and back to me, where it will cross the big pond into Europe.
  17. spitfire

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    Very nice Andrew! I see your layout is coming along nicely too.

    88Fan, uh, yeah, that's right, it was a bad-order car and the crew from New England Rail Car was detained for quite some time at the border. Hadda go down there in person to straighten things out.

    cheers
    :rolleyes: Val
  18. interurban

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    Nice to see the blue car again.
    Good to see your L/O Andrew. Keep us updated with your progress.;)
  19. Lighthorseman

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    Headed To Alberta??

    Okay...who's getting it? I'd love to have this car run through my layout as well! I might be On30, but my track is HO, and I still have HO stuff to pull it with!

    Someone please let me know so I don't miss out!:)
  20. Paul Davis

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    The boxcar arrived today. I'll try and get some pictures up within the next few days.