July 04 Photo Contest: Archive The Box

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by jon-monon, Jun 21, 2004.

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    This month's photo contest is The Box

    As the original The Box thread was intended, this is a simple project anyone can do. The box in the photo must say "The Gauge" on it in some way (www.the-gauge.com, the-gauge, The Gauge, Inc., etc.), and you can add it on electronically or label your model box. So all you need to do is make a crate or box, label it as described above and get a picture of it. It can be on layout, rollin' stock, surrounded by LPBs or on it's own. If you refer to the box thread, there is even a box template to print out and build from.

    This is not a magic competition, so altering of photo's electronically should be limited to sizing, and contrast/brightness adjustments. Minor alterations such as blurring out the edge of the layout, or a little loco smoke may be accepted. The photo and box must be your own, and only one photo per person. Please limit the size to no larger than 640 X 480 or 480 X 640 and 100 KB if you link from your own site. Although positive comments about the photo's are welcome anywhere, please post any questions about the contest or about any photo's in the contest here:


    If anyone needs any assistance getting their photo's in, please ask for help! We can advise or do resizing and such for you. We're glad to assist. I'll even scan one for you if you can snail mail a photo to me before the end of the contest.

    Let's build them boxes! :D :D :D

    Thanks for the Great Idea Mikey! :cool:
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    oooh, a "boxing" match.......OK, here's the first "punch" line......

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  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Summer, 1926 and the B&MC's shop crew is putting the finishing touches on an experimental railcar propulsion unit. Having just received the missing part via The Gauge's own fledgling parcel delivery service, the crew anxiously lines up to push her out to the mainline for her first test run. At this point in time however, there are no takers as to who would like to drive it on its inaugural run...

    The vehicles are modified Model Power hearses, the figures are hand painted, "The Box" comes from Kettlestack's original pattern. The "motor" comes from a Saturn V booster unit. Picture is from a Fuji Finepix A210 shot on a diorama in natural sunlight.

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  4. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :rolleyes: The Penn. flat car was delivered by the L & N to the WC & T, were it was delivered to the 37 Freight Depot, so named for being located near to mile marker 37. Two crates, that have been in storage for some time, are being loaded on the flat. The crew are still amazed as to what the boxes hold as they are also labeled with placards that have a skull and crossbones in the upper part with a red ? and triangle in the lower portion. They also figured something is unusual as the railroad sent along an armed security gaurd and his German shepard dog. All eyes are on the boxes as they are being loaded to go to who knows where. Operating the jib crane and securing the boxes to the flat are being done in the late afternoon. What is the meaning of all this action? :wave:

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  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    The owner and forman of E.J.Kelley Coal Co., have a problem. The CNE accidently left the depressed center flat with a mysterious box on their siding. Trying to figure out what to do with it, a call to the CNE dispatcher told them that it was suppose to be delivered to them.
    Not only that....they thought they could hear someone singing an old Scottish song, coming from the inside.(ref original Box thread)

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