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A tour of ' Colonels Crossing & Benson '
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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 02:26 pm
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These two pictures are of a chop nosed GP9, the Rock only did two nose jobs on their first generation geeps as they reckoned they where an unnecessary expense. The number on the loco is wrong, changing it is one of the jobs I’ve never got round to doing, it should be 1275 or 1321. You will note it has spark arresters and a winterisation hatch over the radiator cooling fans.
She has just spotted a couple of covered hoppers at the elevator and is making her way to the minimal engine facilities at Benson to take a lunch break.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 08:51 am
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Colonel‘s Crossing and it is county fair day. Some of the agricultural pageant entrants have arrived by rail on this pulpwood flat.



This is the machine that brought the tractors to town, isn‘t she gorgeous? It is a standard gauge three truck Shay.

In reality an old friend of mine Andy Knott came up for a day of operating and taking pictures of some of his locomotives because at the time he didn‘t have a layout at home. Andy took all the pictures.


 



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 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2010 03:28 am
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An Alco RS-11 hi nose switcher in Delaware & Hudson livery at Colonel’s Crossing by the team track. This is another of Andy’s models, he is an eastern roads fan.



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This picture illustrates (I hope) that you don’t need a loco to make an interesting picture. The addition of the pick up truck I think makes the picture.



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A general elevated view taken from next to the flour mill at Benson looking towards Arkansas Feed Co’s premises. The Alco RS11 is seen arriving with a short mixed freight. The truck is going to pick up another load of bulk chicken feed from AFC. The structures tend to disguise the fact that the track curves through a pretty small radius here, but it‘s not so noticeable when operating the layout.

The red brick building in front of the Arkansas Feed Co’s premises was a temporary affair it has now been replaced with a more appropriate structure.



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Andy Knott (fellow Two Sisters operator and the guy who took these photographs) comes up from time to time to play trains. He has only a small layout at home so it is a good way of giving his locos a bit of a gallop.

He is the owner of this all singing and dancing Conrail GE B23-7 road switcher. Two wires connected by crocodile clips to my DC set up and we had the benefits of full sounds etc.

No 2810 about to rumble over Colonel’s Creek with a small pulpwood train.

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Another of Andy’s DCC equipped locomotives an Alco RS in Delaware & Hudson colours. I lightly weathered the trucks and lower sections for him to match a photo of the locomotive in a book he has. It is the only one like this on their roster.

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If you are a little sort of space (as most of us in the UK are) and need an industry that takes up very little room this idea may appeal to you. It is an auger fed powdery substance loader for want of a better description. On my layout soda ash is brought in by truck then tipped into a pit (covered by wooden boards when not in use) and then loaded by the electrically driven auger in the elevator.

The model is a few bits of plastic from my scrap box and a kiddies drinking straw. Easy to make and gives another reason for spotting a car at a team track for instance.

The Western Mining ore loader in the background is scratch built with plasticard and brick papers. It is generic rather than a particular prototype using features I liked and designed to suit the space I had available.

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I think that you did a great job on the underside of the D&H loco!



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ebtm3 wrote: Peter

I think that you did a great job on the underside of the D&H loco!



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Thanks Herb, I’m glad you like it.





I don’t have an airbrush or anything sophisticated like that I just use washes of acrylic paint. I start off lightly and build up a thin wash at a time, I like to think this is how it happens in reality.



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