Great thread. It is said that memories last forever. Each one of these items recalls a different period in model railroading history along with some happy times among many friends at the meets and shows. 

Here are more rectangular OGR buttons from the "stash". They are earlier buttons that used our web address before we started using the "OGR Family Member" tag on our rectangular buttons.

Also found an envelop opener. If you have one you can put your own business card in it to personalize yours.

More to come , folks !

mceclip1

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Ed, 

You definitely have a " Smithsonian" class collection. Thank you so much for sharing these items. I'm looking forward to any future story you may write about these OGR items. How decisions were made, who thought up the graphics, any interesting bits of OGR folklore you might uncover I think would be of great interest to everybody.

John

Here the Miller OGR window sign installed at the OGR world headquarters building on my layout - to save some money, OGR shares the space with a local dairy...or so it seems!

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I have one of these (not sure what the road number is), and it has an ElectricRR Sound board that has Ed Boyle's voice announcement!

jon

You may have an OGR Beep, but I'll guarantee that the number is not 2004.

We did these in 2002 and 2005. The 2002 release coincided with the birth of my first grandson. When the second grandson was born in 2004, I had one of the 2005 units renumbered to commemorate the year of his birth.

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Rich,

I was wondering how long it would take before you showed the folks OGR Beep #2004. It looks great as well as meaningful.

Jon, I didn't realize you still had the Beep with the Electric RR sound board with my voice on it. I am flattered. Thanks for letting us know it still exists.

The OGR family is broad and deep...and you are still a part of it with the things you did to help the hobby advance electronically and what you did to help us too.  Did you see the Genset article in Collector's Gallery recently? Had your picture holding  a  prototype  UP Genset..you and the diesel really looked good!

Thanks to you and Rich for being part of this thread. Found some more stuff.  More to come!  Stay Tuned!

Ed Boyle

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These images were shot earlier this evening. The Miller Engineering OGR sign came out very brightly. Also am showing the back of some of the OGR business cards we made. They turned out to be impractical because we could not write on the back of them to take quick notes, which is something that proved very valuable to do over the years at train meets and trade shows.  The three OGR logos looked really nice though.

 

Ed Boyle

Still More To Come!

 

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Found some OGR promotional coffee cups in plastic and one in ceramic. Interesting story behind each kind that I will share with you after I get them  photographed tomorrow. Amazing what you can find when you look around, especially in the area of the "stash" 

Ed Boyle

Side Rod,

Nice Shots!

Never thought to do that with the news stand...neat!

Ed Boyle

 

Really great stuff guys.  What's the possibility of having Menards release an OGR office/warehouse combo building set so boxcars of inbound newsprint and outbound OGR magazines can be included on OGR readers layouts? 

Better yet, why can't OGR and Menards consider working together to expand both company's structure product lines?  That would be, in one word: WOW!

Joseph Toth Jr.   

Late arrival to the party, I know...

I've seen pics of one or the other of the OGR beeps. I haven't seen pics of both of them together:

2005 and 2002 side2005 and 2002 rear2005 and 2002 front

The 2005 I got from the OGR booth at the Allentown meet...in 2006 The 2002 I got directly from RMT's website almost a year ago. I think I've test-run them, but not yet together. I also thought I had an OGR mail opener, but mine is just a generic clear red opener with no logos.

I'm pretty sure I have a couple of the MTH-built tour cars (again courtesy of the OGR booth at Allentown), the Weaver MJB boxcar, Bardot hopper and 100th issue tanker, but those have already been covered.

---PCJ

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GregM posted:

My wife just showed me this OGR pin that she keeps in her jewelry box.  I think that means she likes it.  The pin is about 1&1/4 inches wide by 7/8 inches tall.

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I'd buy one of these if I could today...

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Side Rod,

Nice Shots!

Never thought to do that with the news stand...neat!

Ed Boyle

 

I agree, what a great idea!

Folks

Just managed to find the OGR wall Clock!

Paul Melvin, Rich Melvin's dad, had one made but we never put it into production.

Just got back from the Allentown Train Meet and I will post pictures of it and another OGR goodie in the next few days

Ed Boyle

 

 

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The only OGR item that I have is the tanker, I got that at one of the Strasburg two-rail O scale shows. At the time I got it (before I became a subscriber [today as a matter of fact] and a forum member), it was really cheap (around $10.00 or so) and I could use the trucks and couplers on something else. Well, the car is still intact and will remain so. That decision was made after I got home and realized that I had acquired several Weaver commemorative cars there also.

Dave,

My tank car turned out to be very fragile and all that was left after a while was the tank! Nice model, but not sturdy enough for me anyway.

Ed Boyle

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Maybe in the late 1990's/early 2000's, not sure if anyone remembers, OGR also gave out DVD players (free, I think) if you bought a certain amount of OGR DVD's. That was a pretty nice deal! 

Tom 

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MNCW posted:

Maybe in the late 1990's/early 2000's, not sure if anyone remembers, OGR also gave out DVD players (free, I think) if you bought a certain amount of OGR DVD's. That was a pretty nice deal! 

Tom 

Tom...you are correct.  I was speaking with Rich Melvin about this.  We thought briefly about doing this again but decided that since so many videos are online nowadays, that kind of promo probably would not work.

Ed Boyle posted:

Folks

Just managed to find the OGR wall Clock!

Paul Melvin, Rich Melvin's dad, had one made but we never put it into production.

Just got back from the Allentown Train Meet and I will post pictures of it and another OGR goodie in the next few days

Ed Boyle

 

 

Ed....where are those pictures???  We are waiting!! 

This stuff reminds me of the good old days; my apprentice days of commercial art. I used to love sharing other's corporate pride behind making the little "gimmies" like this

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