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Gil's most beautiful engine
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:17:46 am »
The music of this engine exceeds that of a maestro!

https://youtu.be/a-lwonAlVOI

If you haven't watched it, it's worth a thumbs up.

Gil, any background on it? :)

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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 08:20:02 am »
This is definitely a special one, and is now in Scott's collection  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrGVH0dLmU&t=11s
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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 08:23:03 am »
And one of my favorite pictures of Gil that he posted  ;D

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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 09:42:12 am »
I agree, a great photo of Gil... and of that Märklin.  Gil is a tall man, so when this engine arrived (in an indestructible crate), I was still surprised at the size of it.
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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 12:48:05 pm »
While that Marklin is most certainly a very beautiful engine, elegant, powerful and well accoutremented, it is by no means Gil's most beautiful engine .... at least in my humble opinion. But of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so this issue cannot well be determined, except by and for the individual.

As for myself, I would not want to even begin to try and name just one "most beautiful engine" in Gil's collection, as there are sooooo many that could merit that distinction at any given viewing. Of course on different days, I may well pick different engines as my tastes subtly shift with time too.

What we can agree on I think, is that this Marklin compound is in fact a truly beautiful and capable engine that offers a whole lot of steaming challenge and satisfaction.

I think we may also agree that the photo of Gil with the engine is indeed a very distinguished image of a truly fine fellow!
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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 01:52:03 pm »
Oh, I love this machine too

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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 08:49:23 am »
I agree with Stoker Definitely a beautiful engine, I’m more attracted to Gil’s Corliss engine myself, depends on the day lol. Nice pic of Gil also. 👍
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Re: Gil's most beautiful engine
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 12:33:32 pm »
Wow... thank you for all the kind words. I am happy and proud that our friend Scott is the present custodian of this fine engine.

To this day I have never forgotten the feeling that came with removing the cover from the crate the day it arrived.

And...lol... I'm not just tall. I'm big... and this engine in that photo makes me look a little thinner. I am sure Scott understood this the moment he saw first hand how wide it is!

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