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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 12:07 pm
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Getting #2 under steam seemed farfetched to me too, likely we can only dream of seeing it pull a string of ore cars through Chase Creek again...or we can play with model trains! W.C: I'm planning another trip to Sonora and Arizona this spring, will check out the Benson bookstore, thanks, Duane



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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 02:35 pm
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WARNING...Possibly off-topic post here...

OK...I couldn't help myself. I looked up the book store and found this blurb containing directions...


Singing Wind Bookshop



Books on the American Southwest


A great bookstore devoted to the American Southwest. At Benson, Arizona, on I-10, take exit 304 north on Ocotillo Road; go about 3 miles north and look on the right for a roadsign saying "Singing Wind Road"; go right on Singing Wind to a green gate (chained) and a Singing Wind Bookshop sign; open gate, go through, close gate; go to the ranchhouse; ring the bell; cats may come, but someone who works at the bookstore will almost certainly come. Expect to be amazed. -Leif Smith, who accidentally discovered this bookstore in December 98.

Contact: Winn Bundy, Singing Wind Bookshop, P.O. Box 2197, Benson, AZ 85602; 520-586-2425.


Not the usual method for walking in the front door of a shop for sure. Sounds to me like Peach Head would be right at home.

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James-let me assure you...if you get to the Singing Wind book store...you will NEVER WANT TO LEAVE! This is a place where you can find obscure and wonderful books, sit on the floor and read some, drink some tea or coffee, rummage through boxes of even more old books...and the outside of the place is all you would ask for...they have some old pickup trucks rusting away, old tractors, old equipment, a very cool old water tower and several old funky buildings that just beg to be modeled. We found out that you NEED to call first and let them know you are coming, then they will open the gate. Otherwise, the ladies who own the shop may meet you at that gate with a double barrelled 12 gauge full of 00 buckshot. This may be "off topic" but after all, we are all "off our rockers" anyway.      Woodie



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My wife, an incurable book nut, has heard about the Singing Wind and always wanted to visit.  Now, suddenly, after seeing these posts, we are talking about when we can visit and then take the Coronado Trail north through Clifton and Morenci to the White Mountains.  Thanks, guys!

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When you get to Clifton, be sure to get a cold beer at THE CAVE. It is like a cave inside and the locals will greet you like a segment of CHEERS...."Norm!"

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Not to be confused with the Cavern in Nogales, Sonora, where no self respecting gentleman would dare set foot. I love that place!



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Makes me wish the Bloated Goat was still around also...       Woodie



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There something about those tacky and tasetless bars in funky mining/cowtowns. I havent been to the Cave in Clifton, and the Bloated Goat was gone long before I lived in the area, but I highly recommend knockin down a few suds at "Uncle Bills" Bar in Reserve, or the Buffalo Bar in Silver City and its obvious things havent changed that much there.



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Hope you guys don't mind a newcomer crashing the party...I'm interested in the DCC #4 engine if anyone has more detailed specifications, drawings, photos or measurements.

Thanks,

Gary

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Gary-WELCOME. I can't find any photos of DCC #4, I am sure they are out there. Here are some specs...0-4-0t Porter..#3367...blt 12/95...11X14 cylinders...28" dia drivers...and she was outside frame. You might check with the guys at CORONADO SCALE MODELS in Phoenix, they seem to know everything about SW funky narrow gauge. If you locate any photos, etc...please share them with us.   Woodie



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