The Guage Rail Road

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lester perry, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    What is going on with the guage RR all the posts seem to be 6 years old. Is it still alive or is it in recievership. what are the colors descided on ect.
    Les
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Hey Les, :wave:
    I have noticed that to.

    Loren
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    Hmmm...looks like everything is only five years old...:rolleyes:
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    or what ever happened to the gauge boxcar? All this happened mostly before I joined...

    Kevin
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I should let Ed answer this, but unfortunately the Gauge boxcar was badly damaged in an accident. It was a lot of fun to have it tour our layouts and take photos. Ed did a great job on the car! Seems like there is some interest in reviving the Gauge RR. I'd love to see members add to the roster and photograph them on their layouts!
    Ralph
  7. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Hey this sounds like an interesting idea. I might have to add one GAUG car to my roster.
  8. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Sounds like a great idea. May be a good way for me to learn how to re-paint and detail a boxcar.
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    There you have it... It's your railroad! ;) :thumb:

    So how about a revival... any takers on new (or old) rolling stock, structures, locos for the ol' Gauge RR?

    Andrew
  10. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Do you have graphics for the markings/logo?
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Check the link in Ed's message above. If you cannot locate one, let us know (or tell Ed directly with a PM) and we'll see what we can dig up...

    Andrew
  12. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    :oops: Oh...duh! Thanks...
  13. scubadude

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    Here's my idea ..:idea:..I really like the idea of a "touring" boxcar, tanker, flatcar, caboose, whatever that we can send around the world to each other for photos on all the great layouts. I personally don't have the skills (yet!) to scratch a car... Maybe we could have a "contest" for those that want to build one and we can all vote on the ones to send out. I guess that's probably how the last one got damaged! Anyway my 2 pennies worth..:thumb:
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Don't get the 3 threads confused....

    The Gauge Boxcar took 2 manifestations.. 1 HO Scale and 1 N scale. The main rule was that you HAD to take at least a few pictures of "that one car' on your layout or a club layout. No other rules as to placement ot whether you even had it on a train.

    The third thread (Gauge Railway) was (and still is) for any member that wants to build 1 or more cars for their exclusive use on their personal or club layout -- these do not tour.

    The greatest part of the tours were seeing where they went and how long it took for the cars to get through the tours :D :D...
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here is the gauge logo.. I dont know what was used to make the lettering, but i remember something to the effect that "as long as it was close" it didn't matter :)

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  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The 1/87th scale Traveling Gauge car, or Ol' Blue as she is known, took a tumble off the Christmas layout when a 1/1 scale automobile hit my house. The house had minimal damage(two course stone wall on the front porch), but Ol' Blue took a hit by a ceramic house. Saved the ceramic house(about thirty years old), but Ol' Blue was a wreck.