Gauge Boxcar-World Tour '03

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by eightyeightfan1, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

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    Guys I'm wondering did a template for thaose Gauge containers ever make it on the website? I'd like to include a couple of containers as storage and have to bring the Gauge name into the landscape somewhere.
  2. Gary Pfeil

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    And that JGL hopper sure looks familiar. Nice photos Pete.
  3. interurban

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    Great pictures of your respective layouts folks plywood and all:D

    I was a thinking " not seen the box car for a while" and blow me down with a fast moving frieght car and there she is:D :D
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    gauge boxcar goes to Trainfest!

    For today, at least, the Gauge box car sits on the coal siding, where viewers can see it.

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  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I zoomed in on the picture, this is about as good as I can get it, at least it's a little closer.

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  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    There are a couple of other places, at Trainfest, where I'll try to get pictures of "The Box Car". I don't know how successful I'll be but I'll try.
    Pete
  7. Drew1125

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    Excellent photos Pete!
    Those modules are true works of art!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The Gauge box car was on the move again, here, it crosses a diamond on the Turtle Creek, Model Railroader's layout at Trainfest.

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  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    this shot, in a train, crossing Turtle Creek. The MR&T, is the Milwaukee Racine & Troy

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  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    One last shot on the TC layout. I have to get the containers patched up, and the car will be on its way to the next destination.
    Pete

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  11. rockislandmike

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    I notice someone asked about the container template. Give me a day or so to contemplate how best to do that --- I do a lot of the work in Publisher so the text is crisper; if you have Publisher that's not a problem of course, but I know a lot of you don't have it, so I'll have to think of some other way to do it.


    (( well that and my computer at home makes a clicking sound and refuses to boot up when you turn it on; could be fatal ))
  12. grlakeslogger

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    So, Pete, you did get the shot! Guys, he was planning this photo from the moment he set eyes on the Kalmbach display at Trainfest! It looks terrific.
    --Stu--
  13. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    Very Cool!

    That's amazing!!!

    Getting the Gauge car on the Turtle Creek is really a neat idea...

    I hope you are submitting pictures to MR for publication. It is a great way to expose The Gauge to the world.

    I'd also like Gauge containers in O scale for the HV&S. Pretty Please... :D
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's so cool!!! I still have the MR issue featuring the Turtle Creek. Great to see the gauge car ride those rails! Good idea about publicity.
    Ralph
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I have a lump in my throat!
    To see my car on such a famous layout....And one that was featured in one of my favorite magazines.....WOW! I never thought it would happen when I first started the Traveling Gauge Car.
    Its like see your kid win a major award.
    Thanks Pete!
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Ed,
    I was in the right place at the right time. There was an opportunity, and I was able to take advantage of it. Besides, I know the feeling.
    Pete
  17. Ricardo Correia

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    Travelling boxcar

    Can I be participating in this Model Railroad Adventure Around the World?

    If so, how would you guys find out my postal adress and send me the boxcar? It would be a pleasure to take some pictures of it in Barcarena (or if it is in shape then, in my German layout - sorry guys, no name yet...)

    And I guess Luis/Xaniel, wouldn't have any problem in participating in this with myself...

    When will the boxcar cross the pond to "Old Europe"?
  18. RailRon

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    Future moves of GAUG105371???

    Hi Ricardo,

    I think that in the future the Gauge Boxcar will surely make its jump over the Big Pond. However, there is still quite a bunch of Gaugers in the USA and Canada waiting for their chance to get a hold on it.

    As you suggested in your post, your layout isn't yet ready for such a photo session. With my TC&W it is the same thing. I hope to get in enough scenery this Winter so that I could make a few fine photos of the car on my layout.

    Ricardo, would it be ok for you, when we could 'reserve' the Gauge Boxcar for its Europe trip some time in the Spring 2004, perhaps? There are some Gauge members in the UK, too, who surely would participate in this Europe trip of the car.

    I think it is eightyeightfan1 who pulls the strings in the background, right?
    Ed, could you give us some information about the next planned visits of old GAUG105371?

    Ron
  19. Ricardo Correia

    Ricardo Correia Member

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    Re: Future moves of GAUG105371???


    Of course it's ok. By then I guess I must have the German/Portuguese border :eek: ready in my layout:D and can have then a decent photo shoot... I guess it could be very funny to have an American original boxcar, pulled by a german locomotive in a portuguese environment... sounds good to me :D

    I'll be waiting...
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Hi Ricardo,
    Just PM me your address, and I'll add you to the list.
    Be kinda cool to see an American boxcar on European rails.
    Gonna be awhile since it spent half a year in Canada and just recently made back to the states.
    As far as the European Leg of the Tour, Its going to Shamus first, then to Ron. They were the only two across the big pond that signed up...so far.