Gauge Boxcar-World Tour '03

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by eightyeightfan1, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Raider, those are some nice-looking photos you have on your site. If you hadn't included that overall view I would never have guessed that your layout was a 4x8!! It looks much bigger in the individual photos - in fact it looks like the real thing! Nice work.

  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Good looking layout, Nice Pics.
    Just PM'ed you to the next destination.
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Ed,, Have we any idea how many posting miles the box has done to date,, as well as track miles??
    Be fun to know:D :D
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I only got as far as the "Toronto meet" as far as mileage. Didn't know the distance between the homes it went to. If you can tell me, I'll refigure it, but yeah, would be fun to know. Maybe a map showing the route it took? I'll work on that also.

    Rail miles is undetermable as I don't know the size of layouts. If those people could tell me I could figure that out also. Also, such as my picture, some people might of just placed it for photos.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    OK Ed sounds like a plan.
    At a close guess I would say from Ron to Vals 10 k`s Val to me
    30ks me to Glen 6 ks glen to Brian 8 ks, Brian back to Vals 45 ks
    = 99ks = 1 ks = 5/8 mile = 65 miles approx.

    Track scale miles???? Help
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    "Big Blue" UPDATE

    As suggested by Chris, here's an update of the traveling Gauge car's travels.

    In the last nine months, Gauge car, GAUG#105371, has visited 16 layouts, one which was featured in Model Railroader magazine.

    Actual mileage traveled is 6853 miles(How many "Ks" is that Chris?), 65 miles and four layouts being done in one night.

    The most mileage was between Ottawa and Edmonton, being 2194 miles.

    The shortest so far is between Toronto and Ottawa at 277 miles.

    Mileage left before heading over the Big Pond for its European leg of its journey is 6627 miles. That could be modified if new members sign up.

    Scale mile has yet to be determind. Don't know the size of individual layouts.

    New member wishing to be part of this historical event can PM me, and I'll add you to the list.
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    WOW and WOW

    That blew me away ED. amazing:thumb: :thumb:
  8. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    ~3 feet...

    The HV&S Emery Creek diarama is only about 30 inches long...

    That's just over 250 scale feet.....

    As far as actual miles....

    I brought the boxcar from home to work (Where I built the diarama during my lunch breaks, and where I took the photos..) and then from work to Val's... So that would be about 24 miles as the Transit Flies...
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow - 6627 miles already! That's so cool.

    Ed, btw, that works out to 10,669 km.


  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thanks Ron.
    That makes the official mileage at 6877 miles.

    Thanks for the conversion Val....I'll never get use to metric sysytem.
  11. Lightbender

    Lightbender Member

    The honour of interchanging the Gauge box car would certainly be appreciated in this corner of Canada. I have camera equipped railfans that could be bus'd in to capture such an event.

    I did PM asking to be out on the list, aaah but did I PM the right person?
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Yep...You got the right person.
    Just haven't had the chance to pm you back.
    It'll be heading out to the "left" coast shortly.
    One stop in California, plus I have to add the mileage.
  13. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Hi all:
    The Gauge boxcar and cargo arrived safe and sound yesterday. Expect to run it next weekend at the Greenberg Charlotte show.

    88Fan1, the logo is starting to flake off on one side, would you like me to get out my rapidiographs and touch it up a bit?

    Keeping it Gauged in the new south.

  14. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Hi All:
    Well The-Gauge boxcar made the rounds of the Greenberg Charlotte show this past weekend. The folks at both of the other layouts at the show were kind enough to grant The-Gauge ROW passage rights on their routes so there's a variety of locales shown in the following photos. I had some pull with the third layout's crew and i'll post them last. Hope you like them.

    First up are two from the Concord Area Model Railroaders modular layout. This one is a portion of "Smallville" built by Joe Orzit. He says eventually he'll have "you know who" in a phone booth down by the tracks.

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  15. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Next is "United Oil of the Carolinas" as modeled by Roger Erickson.

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  16. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    The next two shots are of the Sippin' 'N Switchin' Society of NC's layout. Both are taken of their newest module, a three section 18-foot radius curve. The-Gauge boxcar was part of a sixty-five car consist. This shot is looking east towards the dock where some folks are takin' a dip in Lazy Creek.

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  17. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    This one is looking west across Lazy Creek towards the overpass. It's hard to capture the scope of this layout in a couple shots.

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  18. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    These next couple required a bit-o slight-o-hand since the ACSG modular layout is "S" gauge. Turned the boxer into a "container load", hope non of you "little scalers" is too offended by this, and if y'are, well,.........:p

    THis one shows an S-Helper SW-9 putting the consist together on the siding while local and express passenger trains whiz by.

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  19. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Last one, The SW-9 pulling her out of the siding for a run to the interchange yard nearby. There, to be transformed back into proper scale for the rest of her journey 'round the world.

    Thanks for including me on the stops for this neat event. Will get my instructions from headquarters and ship her out in the morning.


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  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow, there are some fantastic layouts there! And very sharp photography too! It's so great you took the Gauge boxcar to a train show! Now we're all saying to ourselves "why didn't I think of that?"


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