Just another Australian

308GTSi Mar 20, 2021

  1. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    Hi , Thanks for the membership. I had N gauge back in the late 70's & early 80's and have bought a bit more recently. I have mostly SP and some collectable-ish cars. I don't have room for a layout due to the shed being primarily a machine shop supporting dad's live steam C&O loco. I've done some railfan photography , about half Australian , half USA spanning from the 90's to about a year ago.
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi 308GTSi, welcome, glad to have you aboard.
     
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  3. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard 308GTSi.

    I couldn't help but notice the name. What a classic machine.

    Hopefully you'll post some photos of your N scale, your dad's live steam, a the 308GTSi.
     
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  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard 308GTSi! Always been a fan of that car. Would be cool to see some of your railfan photos! What region of Australia are you in?
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, 308GTSI.
     
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Welcome to TB!
     
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  8. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome from another Aussie here


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  9. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    Here's the live steam. The K4 is dads and the H8 is my cousin Niels. They're kinda C&O fans if you hadn't guessed. Both locos built by their owners from scratch. Occasionally people ask "what did they cost?" ,,, the answer for each is "25 years! ".

     
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  10. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    I'm in Queensland , just north of Brisbane. I hope you guys are thinking of the Italian car and not the Australian produced 308GTS , GM product. :)

    Ferrari 308 2007  3.JPG

    and the original photo of it for sale in the UK. This is the photo that convinced me to part with 18 years of savings ..... didn't buy any N gauge for that period !

    308b.jpg
     
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  11. Helitac

    Helitac TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TB. That is a pretty car, it looks better with the color co-ordinated license plate. :)
     
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  12. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
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  13. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    I'm still getting an understanding of the various parts of the site. As best I understand photos in the Railimages part are limited to 2Mb per photo ?? When , why should we submit them ? I have thousands taken across the USA and apart from trackside railfanning I have taken detail photos of locomotives and rolling stock such as K4 2755 at Chief Logan State Park in West Virginia. I have about 300 of that loco which are great reference for super detailers and rivet counters. If you are in any way involved in live steam you automatically get admitted to the rivet counters association. I don't want to put them all on due to the huge amount of space they would take up even at 2mb per photo. All up I have about 12,000 photos of trains ..... no cars.
     
  14. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Uuuuugh, my dream car as a kid!!
    Love it still to this day, beautiful car with magnificent lines!!:love:

    Welcome to Trainboard!(y)
     
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  15. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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