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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2012 10:01 pm
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Man, I love those old Alcos. While I am a steam nut, I can appreciate the old dismals and even own one myself. Great photos here. Peter, why not post some operations in the operations forum? You seem to be having lots of fun, keep on!

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Thanks Woodie, I will do as you suggest and post some on the operations forum.





The I&W end cab switcher collects an empty box car from Bantex Box Company premises. The car was used to bring in ready cut lumber used in the manufacture of custom made wooden boxes.




The little loco then couples up to the empty Welch Grain covered hopper that has


discharged its load of wheat at the Trisco Flour Mill.





#1 then makes up its small train in the loop, does an air test for the brakes and is then ready to depart for the SP interchange tracks.





Sets off out of town past the yardmaster’s grounded caboose for the interchange. ( fiddle yard )



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Haven't been through here in a while. lots of pics to look at. i did notice right away those road diesels look huge on your layout. :)



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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2012 08:10 am
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Yes you are right TGB they do look too large. The GP40-2 is mine but the six axle power belongs to my old buddy Andy Knott and was on a visit. Also of course it's way too modern for me, I'm a first generation fan.

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I posted a link to trainboard.com. A modeller there is planning a slightly larger shelf style switching layout, I thought your layout might be a good resource for him.

http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?144528-New-MoPac-layout-shelf-layout-end-to-end/page8

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I am afraid I am going to boast now.








An article I wrote some time ago has now been published in the May issue of The Continental Modeller as the Plan of The Month.







One of the excellent photographs taken by my old buddy Andy Knott has made the front cover.







I must admit Andrew Burnham the editor of CM has done an excellent job, I am really pleased with it.




It is rather timely in that Colonel’s Crossing is no more having been dismantled some time ago. However the Benson part of the layout still exists and has in fact been extended.







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Congratulations Peter!


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Many thanks Herb.


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Great job Peter !

Just took 'the tour' !

Cheers

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My old buddy Andy Knott came up the other day to fix my ailing computer, as usual he brought a few locomotives with him for me to weather while he worked on the PC.
We found a photo of the GBW Alco RS-27 loco and I tried to replicate the weathering as closely as I could. Andy took some photos of it running on my Benson layout.
Having photographed the loco he retouched the picture adding telephone wires and particulate emmisions, smoke to you and I.



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