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  In the spirit of Christmas
Posted by: TrainNut - 12-11-2008, 12:57 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (9)

Let's see your tree trains! Here's mine...
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  Posting Photos
Posted by: Sumpter250 - 12-11-2008, 12:45 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (11)

I like the procedure for posting photos here. It took a bit to become familiar with the process, but I find it friendlier than most others, and much easier to add photos and mix text. For a "Non-PC" ( in more ways than just computers) person, the process is quite intuitive, and easy to figure out. Thumbsup Thumbsup Cheers

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  Watch out! Black & whites!
Posted by: TrainNut - 12-09-2008, 07:15 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (496)

No, the police aren't coming to get you... (should they be?) but rather I thought it'd be neat to see some black and white pictures of your favorite rail scene... or any scene for that matter. Let's see 'em!
If I start, we'll have nowhere to go but up! Big Grin This is one of my favorites... A Challenger sitting next to the tail end of a Zephyr.
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  Rapido Trains & the Turbo
Posted by: MasonJar - 12-08-2008, 03:05 PM - Forum: Canada Rails - Replies (9)

Model and prototype in this Toronto Star article about Rapido Trains and the Turbo:

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  Smilies some old some new
Posted by: ngauger - 12-06-2008, 05:29 PM - Forum: Forum Announcements - Replies (10)

Smilies are back!!!! I found a freeware site that had most of the smilies we used on thr old forum Smile Smile When you go to a post screen, look to the right... now scroll down.. and you will see "View more smilies" under the last sliley.. Click it aqnd a window will pop up and the rest will be there!!!

train 1990_dancing 1990_dancing

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  Trackside Humor
Posted by: TrainNut - 12-05-2008, 10:54 PM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (27)

Railroad jokes... everybodies got one. Let's hear yours.

What's the difference between a school teacher and a railroad conductor?
One trains the mind, the other minds the train.

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  Deano's Rail Fan Pics: ENGINES
Posted by: UP SD40-2 - 12-05-2008, 07:30 PM - Forum: US Rails - Replies (74)

HI FOLKS!, Welcome to MY Rail Fan Pics: ENGINES thread.

Sure I'm a Model RRer, but I'm a BIG RAIL FAN too, and in this thread I'll be posting a MULTITUDE of engine pics that i have taken over the last few years. EVERY SINGLE PICTURE in this thread were taken BY ME at several different locations.

Most of the Engine pictures you will see are:
Union Pacific(my favorite road) Big Grin
I also have a TON of Engine pics i have taken at the Illinois Railway Museum,
AND, every now and then i happen across some engines that dont fit in the above four categories, like the last pic in THIS post.

It will take several weeks to post the MULTITUDE of Engine shots i have taken, and since i Rail Fan often, you'll be seeing FRESH NEW shots frequently too.

If you like Engines, i think you'll like this thread Wink , so just sit back and enjoy the show.
Questions AND comments are more then welcome Wink Big Grin

pic#1- thats ME in front of my favorite of ALL of UP's engines, the 8500 series Gas Turbines(I'm 5'11'', that goes to show you how big those Gas Turbines were :o )
pic#2- a UP Dash-9, taken in Janesville WI
pic#3- WSOR's famous #4025, taken in Janesville WI
pic#4- ICE's "City of South Beloit", taken in South Beloit Ill
pic#5- a CNW F7, taken at the IRM
pic#6- a GP30(EX-WC), taken in Janesville WI

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  1920s Trucks
Posted by: MasonJar - 12-04-2008, 02:16 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (12)

A couple of 1920s-era trucks. Bashed from Roco's WW2 Russian Army Trucks. They are a great stand in for late 1920s and early 1930s Dodge and Ford trucks.

First one is modified by removing the "canvas" and adding a driver's side mirror. Barrel in the back is scratched from a section of 1/4" dowel and some wine bottle foil.


With this one, I got a little more adventuresome... The B.F. David Coal Company sign is from my collection of signs and lettering. The truck mirror is a little more heavy duty (made from a drop grab and piece of styrene), the coal is real coal, crushed to size, and the shovel and wheelbarrow come from a MOW flat kit from Athearn. The mudflaps visible in the second picture are hung on a piece of music wire, and are made from aluminum foil.



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  Shamus - R.I.P - 14th March 1937 / 23rd November 2008
Posted by: ngauger - 12-03-2008, 10:19 PM - Forum: Shamus - A Tribute - Replies (9)

From Qube at AMR I am sorry to report that at 4am GMT on 23rd November 2008, Shamus passed away in his sleep.

The doctors and nurses at the charity run Telford Hospice did an excellent job in making his last few days as comfortable as possible.

At loosing my father I am devastated, but a part of me is comforted that he is no longer suffering.

If any members in the UK would like to attend the funeral I will post details when I have them.

Shamus, Dad, you will be sorely missed.

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  In Memory of Our Friend
Posted by: ngauger - 12-03-2008, 10:16 PM - Forum: Get To Know Us - Replies (7)

Robin (Matthyro)

May 18, 1937 ~~~ October 17, 2005

This Forum is dedicated to his loving memory, by his peers,
those that learned from his kindness and his work...

The Members of The Gauge


Robin George Matthysen

With immense sorrow we announce his quiet passing on October 17, 2005.
His loving wife Letty was by his side as she had been for 46 years.
He leaves his daughters Kim (Buddy), Cindy (Peter) and his son Dale (Kristine)
to carry on his example.

Grandchildren Darby (Tabitha), Letitia (Josh), Nadine, Candice, Dalen, Janelle
and Trevor will miss him greatly as will his Great granddaughter Nevaeh.
Robin came to Canada in 1956 from his native country South Africa.
He leaves his sister

Caryl (Des) and niece Mandy and family in South Africa, and nephew
Wayne and his family

in England. After a short time in the Canadian Air Force he moved on to his career in
Retail Managament- S.S Kresge Co., K Mart, ultimately retiring after
a successful career

with Eatons. Ever the perfectionist, Robin excelled in balancing his work,
family and hobbies.

He chronicled his family and then his children's families with his masterfull photography.
He spent magical time with his wife and children in home- built boats and sail boats.
Always willing to share experiences, his children and grandchildren were welcome
to join him in his travels coast to coast across Canada. He created wonderful paintings
and filled his home with lovingly constructed wooden furniture. He fostered a global
group of friends with his interest in model railroading and computers.
Within his hometown of Georgetown, he leaves behind a community well served by
his thoughtful efforts with Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visiting.

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