The-Gauge is 3 years Old!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    On December 15, 2003 - The Gauge will be 3!!

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    WOW, It just seems like yesterday when I first heard of the BIG BLUE and registered then. That was in December 2000
  3. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

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    Me, too! Oh wait, it WAS just yesterday... nevermind! :rolleyes: :p
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    3 cheers for The Gauge, the hardworking folks who make it possible, and all the excellent modellers and members who make this the best stop on the web! Congratulations to one and all!!!!!!!!

    :thumb: Val
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

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    Happy birthday Gauge!
    And ditto what Val said.
    BillS
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Yes,Happy Birthday to the Gauge, I joined on the 18th December 2000. One of the first.

    Makes me feel old.
    Shamus
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  8. Ricardo Correia

    Ricardo Correia Member

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    Happy Birthday to The -Gauge.

    I'm one of the newest but hope to stay here for long and long years!!!

    The same ones I desire to The-Gauge(and to al The-Gaugers, of course...)
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Another milestone

    Also, looks like over 7000 members signed up in that time... wow. I second Val's "3 Cheers!"

    Thanks everyone, and congratulations!

    Andrew
  10. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Ditto! Many, many thanks to those behind the scenes who make this the greatest forum out in cyberspace! And, of course, to our fellow Gaugers...non of whom carry flamethrowers. :)
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    I never met a three-year-old with soooo much maturity before! And I surely hope it will live long and prosper for many years to come... :D :D :D

    Since I joined a year ago I learned a lot about model railroading, prototype railroading, and, yes, about sharing joyful and also mournful hours between friends.

    Val, you said it - you hit the nail right on the head. Thank you all, guys and gals, for all your contributions at The Gauge!

    Ron

    PS: Shamus, you're feeling OLD??? :eek: With the speed you are building up layouts, one after the other, it's us others who should be feeling old! ;) :D :thumb:
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    wow! Three years old and potty trained.:D Impressive the way people here conduct themselves; something that the potty-mouths on some other forums need to learn.:thumb: :thumb:

    Does anyone know what they were doing they day this forum was born? I do, we were packing up our business getting ready to R-E-T-I-R-E. It took me another two years to figure out what I wanted to do with that extra time I had, that's how I landed here; and to be frank with you, I don't think I'd have stayed in the hobby if if wasn't for the people that make this forum so enjoyable.:wave: :wave:

    Congratulations to the forum and all that support we get from it, and especially the people it attracts..

    Don
  13. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    I ditto Val's comments.
  14. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member

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    This is a great forum. I don't post much, but I'm here every day!
    I get a tremendous amount of knowledge and inspiration from the members here.

    I would also like to take this time to thank the moderators and the all of the members for making this forum such a civil and friendly place to share information. :thumb:

    Eric
  15. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Happy Birthday Gauge. I can't think of anything else to say that hasn't already been said. To the moderators and members, keep up the good work that makes this such a fun site!
  16. Peirce

    Peirce Member

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    Congratulations, first, go to the founders of The Gauge and a hearty "thank-you" for all the hard work getting it started and keedping it going. Next, congratulations and thanks, to all those in the roles of moderators and administrators. who keep us on the smooth track and not let us get lost on some obscure spur. Finally, I believe we should congratulate ourselves for being a part of this success.

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  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I would list all the things I have learned from the folks here at the gauge, since I first fell in with this good company. The list, however, would be too long. So...I will simply thank you all for being freinds, and family. For sharing your thoughts, feelings, skills, knowledge, and humor. For being child enough to enjoy this hobby, and adult enough to keep this forum a great place to be.
    To those who are responsible for the gauge existing in the first place, I really can't add to what Val has stated. I am proud to know this three year old! Happy birthday gauge.
    Pete
  18. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    As Dave once told me, the gauge is the people who use it. Weather you post questions, answers, commnets, or accomplishments, large or small, you are contributing and making it what it is. So happy birthday and thank you to all of you!
  19. grumbeast

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    Yay!!

    happy Birthday to the Gauge!..

    I'm truly inspired by the way this forum conducts itself and the wonderful sense of community it engenders!..

    here's to many more years!

    Graham
  20. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    I'd like to

    Echo what others have already said.

    This forum runs like a fine railroad timepiece, thanks to all the members, moderators and founders. (The Gauge Pocket Watch is on my Xmas Wish List..)

    A special thank-you to Lighthorseman (Steve) for introducing me to The Gauge in the first place... It's what On30Trains.com could have become... (*Sigh*) :( (In memory of Rich Sr.)