Gauge member visit!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Tyson Rayles, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Just spent the day with Pete (sumpter250). Very enjoyable, ran trains on the Nantahala Midland, railfanned a little, visited the new Lionel museum and hobby shop, hammered out a mutual trade agreement between our railroads, etc. As soon as I can get some pics downloaded and sized will post more info. :D
  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Tyson, sounds like a great way to spend your day.:cool:

  3. Hey, Tyson,

    I'm really looking forward to the pics. It sounds like you and Pete had a very good day together. :D :D :)
  4. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Member

    Hi Tyson,

    Do you still have the jug? Don't let Casey Feedwater get too close to it...he always drips swampwater in it!

    Oh yeah...glad you had a great railroading day!

    Happy Railroading...pass it on!
    Debbie :p
  5. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    hey tyson sounds like you and sumpter had a great time

    I did get the chance to meet n-gauger a while back at a car show he was in with the lead shed of his :D :D wish I had more time
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Glad to here.
    I think I was moving to fast and sucked all that rain up with me.
    Each time a "settled" in a place it don't rain.:rolleyes: ;)

    Awaiting the pics of ya'll visit, too.
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hey Ken, It rained all day when Pete was here which made the railfanning a little soggy. The 4wd was able to climb the mountain though, got a little hairy coming back down but the sun is back out today. Don't anybody be looking for pictures of Pete or myself we were too busy playing with trains to think of that. Will try to post some pics when I get home tonight. :D
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Here Pete was highballing it out of Big Ridge tunnel. I was very impressed with his Bachman Spectrum 2-8-0. One of the best running N-Scale steam I've seen and it wasn't even broke in!

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  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Here I got the train as Pete was drifting it downgrade past the tobacco farm.

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  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Here the NM is switching a couple of Sagaponack, Montauk & Cindy's Harbor boxcars. Both are heading for the Carolina Furniture Co. Seems beside the SM&CH, Pete also owns several furniture stores up there. In exchange for Carolina Furn. buying all it's woodstains from Sagaponack Wood Stains the Montauk Furniture stores will carry a extensive line of Carolina Furniture products. Being the decals are white I asked Pete if he had them custom made, turns out he has a Alps printer and did them himself. Thanks to Pete's generous nature these boxcars now reside on the NM. Thanks Pete!!! :D

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  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    A couple of footnotes here. There is also a picture of "THE BOXES", but I posted it under the box thread. We seldom get to meet the "face" that goes with the name we see on the posts here at the Gauge. It was a real pleasure to meet Pete. While from seeing his posts I already knew he was a very skilled modeler, turns out he's a really nice fellow (with a excellent sense of humor). I only hope that he enjoyed himself half as much as I did! :D I would highly recommend that any time you have a chance to meet with a fellow Gauge member to go for it!!! :)
  12. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Member

    WOW...great layout AND photos...thanks for sharing, Tyson and Pete!

    Happy Railroading...pass it on!
    Debbie :p
  13. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Nice pic's.
    Looks like you 2 had a blast.
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks folks :)
  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Pete, Do you have equipment in every scale? Tyson, nice layout indeed.

  16. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hey Tyson and Pete, Looks like y'all had a big 'ol time...:D :D If I'd known I would have sent y'all some RC's and Moon Pies to chow down on:D :D :D
  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Gary, Pete is on the road right now but I know he has N,HO, HO narrow gauge (not sure if it is HOn30 or HOn3) and On30. Don't know if he has any other scales. While he was here he showed me a On30 loco he was working on (2-8-2 if I remember correctly :D ), and it was a thing of beauty! Thanks for the kind words on my layout. Vic I knew there was a reason why we were thirsty and hungry! :D :rolleyes: :D
  18. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Looks like You and Pete had a great time running trains, pity you didn't photograph the pair of you together.

  19. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    A photo of Pete would have been fine, a photo of me would have broke the camera! :D :p :rolleyes: :eek: :D
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Hi folks,
    I just got in, and haven't unpacked yet, had to check out the gauge..... been gone too long.
    I had an excellent time there, and once again have to thank you for your hospitality. It was great running the freight down the NM, and the Lionel museum was better than I had expected.
    Mostly, though, I really enjoyed the tour of the NM's "prototype"! Now I understand why the NM looks so good.
    Made Charleston with no problems, the trip was beautiful, some great scenery there. The weekend was all I expected it to be, and enjoyed the one remaining sumner class DD, USS Laffey, DD724. She was almost exactly the same as Lowry DD770, the one I was in. The rain got a little intense Sunday afternoon, but punched through, and made it to Louisville,Ky by sunday evening.

    Not every scale... I did up the N scale because I was going down to the Nantahala Midland. Can't go emptyhanded now can we?

    Shamus, Kettlestack, and all the other shay lovers.....
    Sunday the 15th, stopped in at Cass, Wv... rode the train up to Whittaker, and back.... in the CAB of the #5 shay! The only way that could be topped was on Monday, went back over to the shops at Cass, and watched the new boiler being set down on the frame of the #6 heisler. I dropped the film off on the way home, will pick it up as soon as it's ready, and get some shots up on the gauge.
    Once again, my thanks to Tyson Rayles for the chance to visit a while.

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