The Box

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by billk, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I have........ on my newly rebuilt layout. :D Pics will follow :)
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    hehehe and for hte newer folks who don't know what this is all about:

    The Box: A Short History

    :) :D ;) :p :cool: :rolleyes: :eek: :sleeping: :wave: :thumb: :thumb: :wave: :sleeping: :eek: :rolleyes: :p :D :) Such an emotional thread1
  3. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    How many of you out there in trainland remember how this thread actually started?

    It began with reference to an article in MRR about the polar bear contest where to enter the contest you had to have a polar bear somewhere in your layout.

    None of us at the time were smart enough to figure out how to move the polar bear from layout to layout, so one of the brighter bulbs on the tree decided we ought to figure out how to pass the crate/box around and create an adventure in the process. I would say from the number of posting to this thread that idea had been successful beyond our wildest dreams:thumb: :thumb:

    Good on all of ya, and Happy New Year too.

    Always the designated Driver:cool: :cool:
  4. Thanks for reviving "The Box" thread, I missed it the first time around. Looks like you folks have been having fun for years over here! :thumb: :D
  5. Yucan

    Yucan New Member

    i just have to say it:

    "try thinking outside the Box."
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    As RFLC #217 brings the empties back to the log loadin' area, Sparky, the one legged engineer in BCLC #1 notics sumpthin' musta fell off a flat car on the main line.

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  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Upon closer inspection, and much to his horror, he discovers it's

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  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    THE BOX! :eek: :eek: :eek:

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  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :cool: :thumb:
  10. Climax1880

    Climax1880 Member

    Huge archaeological discovery in NoVa

    Today, employees and owners alike of the Cabin Branch Mine and Logging Co. expressed amazement at a discovery made during mining operations. Here, at the bottom of a 2,400 ft deep shaft in a small mine in northern Virginia near the quaint town of Dumfries, miners discovered a large wooden packing crate marked "Gauge Ind." No one seems to know what to make of it. How did it get here and more importantly when did it get here? "The mine which produces a mineral known as "Fool Gold" (sulfur pyrite) has often been the butt of many jokes such as "Who in their right mind would deliberately dig for "Fool's Gold?" The foreman, a certain 'Mr. Kelly" who has been known to imbibe from time to time and has been known to make wierd statements while in this condition says that he believes the "little people" put it there. This reporter must state that this worthies speech was slurred and he smelled of something between skunk oil and vanilla extract. Someone suggested that some of the miners, as a practical joke, secretly constructed the box and then "discovered" it. No one knows but according to reports from many areas of the world, this box has been the subject of some very bizzare stories many of which have been attributed to an over-consumption of alcohol in various forms. Unfortunately, because of poor lighting conditions, no photographs have as yet been obtained but watch this space for future developments.

    JR ( Star reporter)
  11. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Well, well, well

    I just finished making these for my friends layout, today:D :D :D :D :D Added a little pallet to the bottom of each one

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  12. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    the box2

    and then I thought I'd update it a bit for my self:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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  13. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Good to see the box is still alive :wave:
  14. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I can not believe you dug this out.
  15. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    This has been one of those really fun threads to watch and take part in. I thought the last we had heard was either the crate had been smashed, or Kettlestack was smashed using the crate to ship spirits, of which he was taking 10% to cover his "expenses" :D :D

  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    It will never die....

    Taking Jon's advice, Cpl. Stearnly Hardcase III, local representative of the FHP and fellow model railroader, did indeed followup on the saga of "The Box". After its many trials and tribulations and an inherant concern for local citizenry because of said adventures, imagine his surprise when he found it on a B&MC R.R. shop siding. Obviously, the opportunity to inspect the contents for any contraband medicinal herbs and spices and/or adult beverages was just too much for old Stearnly to resist. Surely, there could be no other reason for a saga of such mythical proportions to continue for so long. Finding it empty, he turned the paperwork over to his partner, shaking his head in wonderment at the thought of a group of adults with so much time on their hands...

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  17. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    It Lives!!!!
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Silly HP personnel ..... hehehe

    Them highway patrolmen aren't the smartest LPS by a long shot. :rolleyes:
    The contraband liquor is in all the 300 hollowed out and sealed nails in the Box !!!!!!!! :p :p

    Box shippers are the sneakiest sort of characters, no telling what we get up to. :D :D

  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Wooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooo :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    2 years & 4 months old & still traveling around! Great Stuff shaygetz :D :D :D :D
  20. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Another great picture shaygetz! Them cops look like they don't have a clue. LOL FRED

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