Here are some photos of my favorite railroading adventure to date.
If any of you have visited Roy and his D.A.&P. you will know what I mean.
It is railroading and rail history. Ihave been lucky to spend 2 after noons there.
The first with a fellow from work, the second with Bill Davis.
Having been there before, we spent an hour or so talking with Roy, then he
announced "Ken, you know what to do. Show Bill, I am going to take a nap".
And Bill and I were left to enjoy this amazing layout for about 3 1/2 hours on our own.
Will do, Woodie. Roy has a small blacksmith shop on the end of his "engine house".
The tools are, for the most part, his grand fathers.
One of the neater things he pointed out are the 3 light bulbs in one photo.
They did not have speed control for the blower motor on the hearth.
So by screwing light bulbs in and out, they could drop the voltage to the blower motor, there by altering the speed of the blower or the forced draft.
Another neat item was the switch stand with the signal lighting on top.
The lenses are red & blue.
The blue lense and the yellow flame would produce a green light.
Lots of little facts that Roy loves to share if you have the interest.
Now, more photos....
And a few more random photos...
I also have quite a bit of video I'll see what I can do with that in the future.
Needless to say, Bill and I had an absolute ball and a Roy is the owner / operator
of something very special......
This and the next 2 photos show what the Brookville looked like when Roy purchased it.
The line up of 3 locos shows how small Roy's is.
Sorry about photo quality, the clear covers don't help, and I didn't want to tear Roy's
scrap book apart...
Bill Davis approching the switch on the lower loop....
Notice the weather vane...
Caboose air whistle on the engine shed......
Thanks again Roy, for all the awesome memories....