Now we're getting the OLD stuff!!!

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Hi there.....

    Thanks fer lookin'.. The Next Challenge is: your OLD STUFF!!!!!!

    It all started when I had too much time on my hands.......

    I was asked to put my Ugly Mug on a forum:
    A Face Behind the Name

    http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3168

    Then I posted Pics of a rail Car For the gauge railway:
    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/prb/GaugeOER.html

    Then I was requested to place my Workbench pic on:

    http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4715

    So In the thread Below - I was asked To change my name to "AllGauger" LOL
    And I was also asked why No O gauge
    (Robber Barons take note: I was and AM being corrupted by the "Robber Barroness" herself!! ~~~ ROFLMAO

    http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=44830#post44830

    It occured to me that we have a Huge amount of members here now:

    So Lets see your Old Work, YES ! the First Layouts You All built Or helped build or Run!!!!!! That's the only rules it has to be the first or the second!! And hopefully it'll be "old" :) :)
  2. philip

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    I'm in! 1959 ???

    philip:)

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  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Of course I HAVE to but my "Neck on the block" first :D :D :D

    This was new in 1982 it's HO The Mountain is 8 Ft long
    The Blue box is my idea of Tethered control, All direction and switches were wired in to a 20 ft long cable.

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldho2t.jpg

    This was new in 1983 it's HO and the Turntable is in it's new position. The Mountain is gone, we decided it wouldn't work :)
    The Wire mentioned below is the phone wire curving upward to the Left of the green line that marked the end of the mountain. (Overspray) :)

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldho1t.jpg

    I was also the only one out of the 3 of us that understood the tethered control. :) The blue line is the trolly - it had a wire that ran upstairs to a relay triggered by computer to have it run & stop at different times around the perimeter of the layout.

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldho3t.jpg

    Some of the rolling stock waiting for the track to be completed.

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldho4t.jpg

    Now for the Second One: We tore down the HO & built the N gauge (This is how I got my Moniker) :)

    First you start with nothing:
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldn1t.jpg

    Then you start building:
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldn9t.jpg

    Her it is about 6 months later:

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thegauge/photos/oldn8t.jpg
    Well hope I didn't bore you too much :) Lets see some more :) :)
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's cool B&W too!!!! Great!!!!!!
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I've posted this before, but, this is late fifties, my first HO layout.

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  6. kettlestack

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    1st dabble into USA outline in N gauge. Built circa 1975.

    Errol

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  7. interurban

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    First English L/O

    Only shot I can find.

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  8. interurban

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    First Traction atempt

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  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh Man - this is turning out to be a really good thing - Thanks Guys :) :) :)

    Great Pics!!! <---- All of you!!!!! :D
  10. Clerk

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    After 3 attempts at loading a jpeg photo and receiving a note that says it is not I give up.:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :( :(
  11. Gary Pfeil

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    Here are a couple of shots of the railroad I shared with my older brother back in the mid sixties. He built the table and laid the track when I was nine. Then he went in the service and I scenicked it. These pictures were taken when I was fifteen. In the lower right of the horizontal photo is a tower made from part of a Lionel pipe unloading accessory I thought looked like a tower for a hump yard I had seen in a photo.

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    Here are acouple detail shots. Note the Plasticville building! Hey, I was a kid.

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  13. aartwmich

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    WOW great old photos!!


    Well I won't post a pic of my (dads) layout here as I don't have any 'old' photos of it and *I* didn't build it, but he built it in the 1950's before I was born. It hasn't had much done to it since then but I will change that one day, there's a pic of it in the face with a name thread.


    HEY CLERK, email me that pic and I'll fix it and post it or send it back for ya.

    aart@cybersol.com
  14. Clerk

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    Last try at posting this pix.

    This is the layout I was working on last. It shows part of the old one at the bottom and the construction of the addition .

    Thanks aart. It worked this morning. Maybee gremlins??

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    Team effort

    well done Dick
  16. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    First N-scale American layout

    Here's my very first N-scale layout in American style. all the rest were either Swiss/German & British outline.

    Shamus
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  17. Clerk

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    WOW Shamus. That is fabulous, Great, Wonderful, Fantastic,
    :D :D :D :D :D
  18. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The arched retaining wall in the first shot is spectacular!!!
    The second shot involks memories of John Allen's Gore & Daphetid! :cool:
    Pete
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    WOW - that makes it worth askin for "old pics!!

    Shamus - I guess you don't know the meaning of "half-way"! LOL :D :D :D

    Great Stuff!!! ------ as always! :)
  20. RailRon

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    My first layout in N-Scale: The Trim Creek Southern

    Two pictures - before and after:

    Before:
    Basic benchwork finished, track on the left half is laid. The whole right half with the two holding tracks will be covered by the main station (Trim Creek).
    In the foreground: First attempts in scenery making (hardshell with plaster-soaked paper towels.

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