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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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 Posted: Sat Nov 6th, 2010 09:45 am
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Here we see the AD&N no 1513 at the back of the Trisco Flour mill, a view you can’t normally see as it is taken from the back of the layout with the camera on the track.I must admit I rather like the CF7 and so did many real short lines. I was told that in reality that they were not very popular with their crews being draughty and uncomfortable. That is the thing with a model we are able to run what ever suits us and not worry about practicalities.

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A few more of Andy’s photos taken on one of his visits.

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The yellow as yet undecorated 44 tonner at Colonel’s Crossing.




The other two are of an EMDGP38-2 and caboose lettered for my fictitious short line but owned by Andy. I must admit the caboose lives on my layout permanently.


The geep is about to enter the tunnel at Colonel’s Crossing which in the days when the layout was exhibited hid the fiddle yard. The second picture shows her working Benson west yard.

I regret these photographs have been lost.

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I'm not a fan of modern diesels,  but the weathering on the D&H unit certainly looks realistic.


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I’m glad you approve of the weathering if not the subject matter Herb.





I am afraid I don’t own any steam locomotives just the ordinary diesels. When I started modelling American practice some twenty years ago now, I couldn’t afford brass, so it was diesels for me. That said the very modern stuff does little for me I much prefer the first and second generation diesels.



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Peter,

This is my first look at your layout....Awesome.



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Many thanks for your kind words Dwyane. I am especially pleased that a non American has produced a layout that an American fellow modeller approves of.



I&W GP38-2 rolling across the grade crossing at Colonels Crossing.



A pair of I&W geeps emerging from the tunnel at Colonel’s Crossing.



Working the east yard at Benson.

I regret these photographs have been lost.

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Finally a couple of shots of the geeps laying over at Benson east yard.
I regret these photographs have been lost.

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These photographs were taken many years ago before I re-painted the back scene to look more like lush forest covered hills.



Another of Andy’s locos on a visit, a Boston and Maine Geep working in the Benson east yard making up a pulp wood train.



The 60 ton GEC loco was a conversion given to me on my 53 rd birthday by my old friend Bill Gates. No not that one, this is the real Bill Gates from Southport Lancashire of the Alameda and now Modesto fame. Two superb models made and exhibited by Bill, who sadly is not active at the moment following a serious illness.


I think Andy doctored the flashing roof top beacon in Photo Shop.

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Bill also gave me the Alco on my 57 th birthday when he came to stay for a weekend. A superb runner and one of the best switchers you can get I think.



Another view of the 60 tonner, that in reality is a cut and shut 44 tonner that Bill made for the Talbot Valley Railroad. It has a back woods look that I rather like I must admit.


It is used mainly for MOW tasks nowadays.

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