Gauge Boxcar-World Tour '03

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  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    It's Here!

    Well, I picked up the Gauge Boxcar from Paul yesterday, and here is the first quick shot of it on my line. More to come...

    I hope no-one minds if it's nothing but plywood, but, as I said, almost all work has come to a complete stop as we try to get our house ready for sale.

    When I'm finished with it, I'll pass it along to RockIslandMike, likely early next week. (July 21st or so...)

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Nice photo, Steve!:cool:
    And btw...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    :D :D :D
  3. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Welcome To The Plywood Central!!

    Well, let's follow the Gauge boxcar through my layout.

    Caveat... if you don't care for raw plywood, skip these pictures.:)


    Our motive power...2 SD 40s that I have from the old days...one modified, one mostly just a straight Athearn. Our lead unit is a wide cab conversion I did about 10 years ago.

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  4. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    ...And our second unit, just with plows and MU cables. Other than that, stock Athearn.

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  5. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Then, of course, the beautifully done Gauge boxcar, as well as a hopper.

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  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    And it looks like PLOP is on the move. It appears as though they've gotten their equipment from the Canadian Forces, as the vehicles are over 20 years old, and every other callsign is an ARV!:D

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    So, off we go, out of town, and 'round the first bend...

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  8. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    ...And out into an undecided area.:)

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    ...Then, we're into the conyon, as there are plans to have a river below, track clinging to the ledge, and a spindly branchline bridge above.

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    Following the river, we head along an S-curve toward the tunnel.

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    Entering the tunnel...

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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    ...And out again...

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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    This brings us to one last corner before sweeping back into town.

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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    ...And here we are, back where we started. That is a tour of my layout. Sure, it isn't scenicked, but I'm happy to at least be able to run trains, and was HONOURED to have the Gauge boxcar visit my layout.


    Now...off to RockIslandMike's neck o' the woods!

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  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice pics!! We can watch you add scenery now too. :) :) Great Stuff!!
  16. roryglasgow

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    I finally had the time to drop in and do some catching up. This is a great thread and a great idea! I really enjoyed the pictures!

    If someone gets an N-scale version going, I'd like to be on the list!
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Excellent pics Steve.
    Love the locos..If you ever want to get rid of them??????:):):)

    Rory...There is an N gauge car going around. Check out the thread here in photo section"Gauge N Boxcar"(I would make a link...If I knew how!)
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    Those shots look great - lots of colour! And it looks like quite the layout too.

    cheers
    Val
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Try:Here

    Dunno, my first try at a link too...:rolleyes:

    Don
  20. rockislandmike

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    The Gauge boxcar has arrived on the Wheat Kings & Pacific layout. I hope to be taking pics tonight, and then passing it along. Steve (Lighthorseman) mentioned it is probably headed to BC next, but if "those in the know" could send me a message where it needs to go NEXT, I should have it ready for sendoff Friday or on the weekend.