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 Posted: Sun May 26th, 2013 04:40 am
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After the U-Boats departure the I&W Alco S2 uncouples from the empty hoppers in the Redwing siding and runs to the main loop head shunt to pick up the two cars spotted there. These are then re-spotted in their original places so that the loading of them can continue. She then parks the loco by the west yard yardmaster’s caboose and waits for her next job.






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 Posted: Wed Jun 5th, 2013 01:21 am
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Nice pixs Peter.

Benson looks like a lot of fun to operate.

The industrial scenery is great.

Cheers

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 Posted: Wed Jun 5th, 2013 04:20 am
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Hi Si,

Many thanks for your kind words.

Yes the layout is a lot of fun to operate, a bit like three dimensional chess really. I think it is more interesting and difficult to operate realistically than my old Colonel’s Crossing to Broadoak was.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2013 05:59 am
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Hi Peter

I guess 'real railroads' never have 'perfect track plans'.

If they kinda evolve around industries...
...the rails must grow, as needed.

Some of the 'switching moves' in a 'track non-plan'...
...could be quite tricky.

I keep looking at John Allen's 'timesaver'...
...& the famous 'Gumstump & Shoeshoe'.

Both kinda 'track non-plans' really.

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Great stuff again Peter !



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