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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 05:16 pm
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Hi all,
and now on to Rod Warren's (Lost Creek on this list) home.
Guy and myself got to Rod's towards the end of the allotted visiting time.

On following the signs, we met Rod, who was doing some work on his N-scale Santa-Fe Railroad Southern Division. We were invited in to take a look around this layout, before we got to his On30 Lost Creek Railroad.

His N-Scale layout has been featured in several magazines internationally. I've been an N-scaler since the late 1970's. His layout is the most impressive N-scale empire that I've seen in all those years. The current 9 pages of his layout thread here is at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3885&forum_id=7&page=1. I hope I have accurately placed the following photos as per his map on page 1. His Dispatcher's desk has to be seen to be believed.

On entering the layout room we could hear the quiet hum of idling diesel motors in the distance from the diesel service area at Augusta


The grain silos at Flynn Yard are on your left as you enter the layout room.


and a closer view - remember this is N-Scale!!!


from further down and looking back at the Auto Assembly Plant at Flynn Yard


Directly across the walkway was the silo at Hackney


Further along the tracks was a work gang


and the silos at the backscene divider

looking towards Guthrie depot and panel

a closer look at the depot

and panel detail

The quality of finish on the panels has to be seen to be believed. Well done Rod :bow::bow::bow:

I think this is looking towards Red Rock


The grade crossing at Red Rock


and the Farmers Co-op silo at Red Rock
Check out the etched brass enclosed ladder on the silo.

Just outside Red Rock was this oil pump in the middle of a paddock


The Farmers Union silo at Ponca City


Rod makes skillful use of "placeholder stuctures". Here are Johnsons Packaging and the Western Can Co

These mind the space until the fully detailed building is ready to be permanently installed. and a closer look at the cannery


I think that this is McFarlane Ready Mix at Hackney
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I spotted a red "intruder" along the right-of-way and asked what it was for. Rod uses these pins as markers for any "bad order" points that need his attention.


and on to Winfield at Winfied cement

and Winfield station with its etched brass radio mast

and Fitzgerald Plastics

and DH Electrical behind the station

and the Cargill silos

with a closer look at the hopper under the awning

with retaining wall and etched brass fence.

A run through the country side

brings us to the ADM silos at Udall

over the highway underpass

past our idling locos that we heard when we first walked in

and in to the the major station at Augusta

then back out the door and on to Rod's On30 Lost Creek railroad next.....



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John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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