B-day Prez from Dad

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TrainClown, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow is right. Impressive gifts from an impressive father. He appears to be someone that would get along well with everybody and would fit right in here at The Gauge.
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    You lucked out!

    Wow Chris, what a wonderful present! A great bunch of buildings for your layout and some wonderful memories all in the same package!

  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That is one (or actually several) nice birthday gifts! I will hazard a guess that the memories are the best part...! :D

  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Chris I'm so happy for you - this must have been truly a great Birthday for you! :thumb:

    And I'm happy for you, that you still have your dad, and this is a GREAT dad for sure! Enjoy all you get from him, and enjoy your fine friendship with him! :) :) :)

  5. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    those are some nice looking buildings..

    that bachmann thing is sold as a Plasser EM80C or something like that. it is a track cleaner of some type. i think it is a model of some type of track inspection car. they made them in Amtrak colors too
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh, I almost forgot:

    The UP thingie is a track recording car, made by Plasser & Theurer in Austria. I remember that I saw quite a similar looking vehicle in a railyard here in Switzerland.

    Here is a pic of the most modern of these cars, the EM120. This on was built for the Long Island RR, and it measures track conditions at speeds up to 75 mph (120 km/h)!


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  7. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Thank you so much for your kind comments.

    I just made a new track plan extension to accommodate all my new buildings.

    Thanks RailRon, for the answer to the strange engine mystery.

    Soon I will be staring my new layout.


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