N Gauger Layout party

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by N Gauger, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Hey, that's cheating, you're not suppose to finish until the last minute, like stay up all night on March 31st. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Geeze, I'm not half finished yet and I've got all these unemployed LGM helping out too.sign1 sign1

    BTW, you did very good Mikey, I only hope my stuff turns out half that good..:thumb: :thumb:
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Now for a bit of history:

    Around 1940, the railroad was just completing a new bridge over the Saint Jane's pass, that would allow us access to more trees, when our secondary loco, decided to not pass boiler inspection. :( now we had patched & prodded & redbuilt this engine so many times, that at our board meeting, our CEO: Ole' Man Ramerez, decided it was time for a new one.... a Brand New One!!... State of the art, A new Climax... :D So, we went and bought one..

    In the late 40's Ramerez, left the MF&W RR in retirement. He always said that when he left, he would make sure the logging road would be taken care of. Well, when he retired, he actually left us with part of his pension. That, combined with a bit of capitol, allowed us to rebuild one of our other bridges... So we named it after him :)

    Thus, Over the Saint Jane's pass (Nobody remember who Jane was, but we do remember The lady was a Saint") the railroad has some new construction and a bit of new history. (thanks to the Gauge Parties)...

    The first (Left ) bridge is named 88 for a member of The Gauge but also, since I haven't got anything permanant named with any NASCAR references, I thought I would this time...

    The "pass" and new bridge are named for family members. (Their nick names for an sportsman shooting organization they belong to). (Ramerez & Jersey Jane)

    Of course, Bill "Kodak" Kodiak, (MF&W Photographer) could not resist taking a "Railfan" type pic of the 2 engines side by side :) :)

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  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ROFL, I still have little things to do.. like detailing, but the heavy work is done goldtoth1goldtoth1

    ~~ Thanks!!
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Another pic - showing the ropes on Caballate de Ramerez. The second one shows a close-up of the detail at the end of the bridge. :)

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  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looks great Mikey!
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    The next thing for my Layout party is this:

    A Steam Donkey Load for the flat car :)

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Another View:

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ..................... and the original "Transformer load. Showing that this "base" flat car can be used for many loads. :)

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  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Cool looking loads Mikey!
  11. rksstl

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    Neat looking bridge Mikey, I like the rope work.