G Gauge in a bookcase

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by N Gauger, May 8, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    just messing around with the new display case I bought.. :D

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Here's a close up :D

    Now I'm wondering if it would be worth ti, to buy the rollers so I could make it run inside the dispaly case.

    I'm also trying to decide on some sort of background & scenery. I already thought of mirror for the background, but I want something different.. Any ideas???????

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  3. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    I'm thinking a Backdrop of One of The Baldwin Factory buildings Mikey,Kind of a natural for you dont ya think ;)
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Would y0u believe - i never thought of that :) :) :) I'll see what other ideas come up - but That's a great One!!!!!! Thanks
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi N Gauger
    I had to brighten it up for,,,,,,, just had to:D ;) :p
    Nice eh now we can really see it;)

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  6. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    So Mikey when did the Wife leave:eek: :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Rich
  7. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Funny Thoughts

    Seeing as how it is a lone engin, how about a roundhouse in the back.

    My first thought was a nice mountain range.

    Why not make a couple of lights out of some old x-mas tree lights, you know, the large out door kind. Just make a blind for the bulb out of tin and paint them black.

    Myserlf, I would make 2 little spotlights and mount one in each top corner of the case.

    Mabie add a couple of engineers with oil cans lubin' up the drives.

    If you want to make it like an outdoor scene, then put a picture in the back of some farm land, put some overgrown grass by the track, add a rustic fence accross the back with a broken part, put the train to the left side of the case and have a cow standing on the track in front of it eating the grass. And of course the farmer and one of the engineers and the fireman would be having a discussion. The conductor is checking his watch, a little girl is tempting her pet cow with some flowers, and the other farm kids are standing on the fence laughing and pointing.
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Mikey, so why couldn't you get the tender in as well:D get a bigger display case:D and bring back the wife LOL

  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    She was upstairs on her computer, when I "snuck" it onto the shelf.. :D :D She didn't notice it for 2 days :D :eek: :D :eek: :D :eek: :D

    TrainClown -- I like the "cow idea" -- Good reason for the train to be stopped!!

    Shamus - No, I cant fit a tender in the case, But!!!! If I cut the "el-cheapo" tender that came with it in half - I could make the engine "come out of a tunnel" & get stopped by the "cow' -- We're getting somewhere now, I think......

    Any more ideas?? :D :D :D
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Re: Funny Thoughts

    Just thought of somethin.... I'm going to have to hire a couple LPP's (Engineer & Conductor & Fireman) to just "Stand around & argue"??? Don't nobody tell them they will be getting minimum wages.. :) :) :D (I've been assimulated by Jon) ROFL
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Awwww It's nice to have someone "brighten" my day - Thanks Chris!!!! :D :D :D
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Here's how it all started :)

    Early One spring morning at the Baldwin locomotive Works in Eddystone, PA. We find engine No. 10 (Sold to the MF&W RR) being delayed by an errant Bovine. Seems that during the night, Clairabell wandered off the grazing pasture and decided to do some rail fanning.

    She wandered into the Loco works property & found the brand new, still not detailed, No 10 Engine waiting just outside the erecting shops. In the background can be seen the Main Office Building along with Engine 4330 - not painted yet.

    The engine crew and the Photographer of the BLW and his Wife & Child found the misguided cow. The Photographer, Bill "Kodak" Kodiak (that's him behind the engine) was aggravated, as he, his wife Jane and Daughter (Hiding behind her mother) were going on a picnic and wanted to get an early start.

    The plan was for the Engineer, "Casey" Stephenson along with the Fireman, Fred Grant, were supposed to pull the engine out of the building & set a pose so Kodak could get a nice shot of No 10 with the morning sun.... The Baldwin Locomotive Employee, Benny Grand, is noticeably trying not to look at his watch yet again.......

    Looks like they might have to get hold of Mr. Caruthers to take his carousing cow back to the farm and try to get the picture again tomorrow morning.

    ~~~~~ Thanks to Tileguy and TrainClown :) :)

    ~~~ The "Before" pics are above :D

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thats a great mini scene Mikey. Looks like you got all the ideas into it.
  14. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    You did a fine job of it. My wife loves it too. I'm so pleased you used my idea. :D :D :D

    Smiling wide,


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  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Re: Fantastic!

    Somehow I thought you would get a laugh from it. :) :)

    I like the pic of you too.. Do we have to start calling you "Plane" Clown now LOL

  16. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    How dare you call me a plain clown! I'll have you know I'm a very interesting clown. ;) LOL

    I use to live beside an air port, now I live beside the track. I like planes, but I'm crazy for trains. (and I did have a good chuckle)

    one more pic of a train I made

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  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Re: Shocked!

    seen that one... That's the one I like :) :)

    Plane clown???? -- No, I don't think so either.. ROFL!!!

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