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A tour of ' Colonels Crossing & Benson '
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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2010 02:09 pm
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A view you can’t normally see on the model, because it is hidden by the back scene (removed for a track cleaning session). A small loading dock at the Medusa Cement Co’s siding at Benson. Another little item made from odds and ends in the scrap box built in an evening.

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GE 23-7 four axle switcher spotting cars at Benson. The large building ( Redwing Milling) is a scratch built grain elevator complex made from a plasticard shell covered with corrugated iron sheeting. I re-scaled an N scale drawing in a magazine of an actual prototype in Montana. I painted it white originally but it looked a bit too stark, I think it looks better in this more muted shade.

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Another unusual view taken from the grade crossing at Benson looking towards Arkansas Feed Co. GE No 2810 is switching a cut of cars in the loop. Andy took this picture using a good quality compact camera. There isn’t room for an SLR in this siding at the back of the layout.

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Another one of Andy Knott’s locos this one is brand new and not fitted for DCC unlike his other locos. (It was at a price he couldn’t resist, about £20.) It is the latest version of the Bachmann 44 tonner with a central motor instead of the two separate powered trucks that they used to have. The plain yellow livery is perfect for an industrial or fictitious short line.
The 44 tonner is seen switching cars at Colonel’s crossing. The structure on the left is scratch built in plasticard and thin card from a plan (probably Chris Ellis) in Scale Model Trains magazine many years ago. The building next to the UP box car is a freelance structure that I made to fit the site. The buildings in the back ground are actually pen and wash drawings on cartridge paper glued to the back scene.

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The little 44 tonner certainly gets about, it is seen here spotting a CNW covered hopper at the Medusa Cement facility in Benson. It is exactly as purchased, it has not been weathered or anything yet.

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The little house next to the grade crossing (an inexpensive plastic kit of unknown make) the owner of the house is not only a vintage tractor enthusiast but a rail fan as well. The tractor is the famous Waterloo Boy. This was a two cylinder tractor that ran on kerosene the company that made them are better known as John Deere.

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The Talbot Valley Farmer’s Coop property at Benson. The box car is being loaded with farm produce, probably melons. Seeds, fertiliser, and farm machinery are all delivered here with vegetables etc being out bound loads. The switcher crew are seen taking a short coffee break. The little Atlas shanty was the first American building kit I made.

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Alot of great looking photos with some nice little details.

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Thanks for your kind comments Lynn, I must admit it’s fun to set up and photograph small scenarios. It seems to add another dimension to the hobby.



Benson and R E LEE farm supplies are taking a delivery of bagged fertiliser delivered in a Meridian & Bigbee (a real shortline in Mississippi) boxcar.


The building behind the freight car is a Walthers Cornerstone kit, lightly modified.

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The Arkansas Feed Co structure at Benson. It is a low relief model that is an amalgamation of the features of several real buildings. It is a plasticard shell covered with thin strips of paper to represent wooden planking.


The tank car is spotted temporarily there during a switching move.

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