New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

Colonel Jul 31, 2012

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    thanks geeky that is awesome love the food processing
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I enjoyed 'driving' around the food plant and looking at the tank cars from both ends! And the BN unit down a track. Were those cops on the motorbikes?
     
  3. traingeekboy

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    I think it's just a corn sugar distribution facility, but it's a place to send those tank cars. And it's not a petroleum product facility so it's different.
     
  4. Colonel

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    I like the idea of corn syrup cars etc and by the looks of things the layout will have a brewery. I wonder if there is one I can model that Missouri Pacific serviced
     
  5. FLG

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    The MoPac served St Louis and Houston, TX....both have large Anheuser-Busch breweries in them. Also in TX, i think it use to serve the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio before it shut down and although the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX is served by the KCS, its good example of a small brewery with modern and older building features.
     
  6. Colonel

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    That's great information will do some research
     
  7. traingeekboy

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    A while back I met a guy who's father had been a station master on the mopac here in Colorado. He offered to sell me a bunch of old train stuff. Ended up buying a photo album with pics of all the crew that had worked the station. A commemorative mopac plate. Can't remember what else, but he also just gave me a photo of the station.

    I think that here in colorado the crop for sugar was beets. I'm not sure when that industry died out though. It might have lasted into the 70's, or else been converted to corn processing.
     
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  9. Colonel

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  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What an amazing place! That would take some modelling in it's entirety! But what style back in those days :)
     
  14. Colonel

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    Thanks for the link Charlie that will make an excellent modelling project.

    I will model the 70's and 80's the times you and I were teenagers and life was simple lol
     
  15. traingeekboy

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    Very cool link to the brewery.
     
  16. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    first locomotive arrived for the roster a Athearn genesis GP38-2

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    Can't wait to buy some track and the NCE powercab and give it a go
     
  17. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I use a Powercab and can't wait to put it to use after it's long hybernation! Very easy and enjoyable to use.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  18. Smithsr

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    That's a fine looking locomotive! I'd wager it's going to run and sound fantastic!
     
  19. Colonel

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    I am off to a hobby store next weekend to purchase an oval of track and a NCE power cab to test the loco
     
  20. Colonel

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    NCE powercab and usb adapter ordered today
     

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