Workin' on the railroad

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by N Gauger, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Hi, I got some more done on the G gauge Railroad.

    Here's the new Rerailer? for the swing bridge.

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    And here's the tell tales under the signal bridge - It warns the crews of the impending tunnel entrance around the curve ahead.

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    In the lower right is one of the cab Controls and on the left under the mountain is the Hobo stop along side the yard "carved" out of the mountain.

    The last is the HO gauge GG1 - I finally got the headlight working - There's an Acela car behind it. They are on a display stand along the second level of the G Gauge.

    Now There's something we won't ever see except on a platorm somewhere. :D

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Is that GG-1 wearing a PC paint scheme!?! Yeah!!!!!
    G, HO, N.....Mikey, I think you shoud consider changing your handle to "All gauger! :)
    Cool!
    Ralph
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks!! - No, I'll stick with N gauger - i don't want to confuse anyone LOL
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Very niiiiiiiiice Mikey! But I'm curious - why no O-scale? :D :D :D

    cheers
    :D Val
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks!!! :D :D

    Back in 1984, when we got back into Model Railroading, we started with HO, then switched to N, to fit more track onto the same platform.

    I kept some of the N from that time. There were only 2 companies readily available, Athern & Bachmann - both were inexpensive. O & O-27 were too costly for my shallow pockets. :)So we never bought any.

    As a Birthday present, in '89, my wife bought me an LGB Starter set that started me on G. I told her before this, that I always dreamed of having a garden Railway (I still do) :)
    It cost about $130.00, I have 20 times that invested in it now. :) :)

    Even now, I cant really afford LGB. All my Loco's are either Aristo, Bachmann or Hand built. All the track is Aristo.

    So, basically we skipped over O, a few years ago - when the great Train Store was going out of business, I bought some Z on closeout & built the Briefcase layout.

    The standard Gauge was given to me as a gift, from a friend who's grandfather passed on, I'm the second owner :)

    So, I have Z, N, HO, Standard Gauge (Around tree at X-mas) and G, running in different locations at my house & at work (N on an 8' Shelf)

    Kinda tells you what you can do in almost 20 Yrs LOL

    :eek: :eek: ~~ I like my job - It gives me more money to buy Trains!!! ~~:eek: :eek:
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hey Mikey, looking real good, love the bridge. not belong before it's full scenic then you can tear it down and start all over again .:D

    Shamus
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  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I KNEW there was a reason i didn't want to finish the scenery LOL

    Thanks!!!
  8. marty w.

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    Looooking good! Mikey
    Marty
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks Marty!! :) :)