A Day On The A & T

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cinnibar, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    As you may have guessed, the Alpine & Terlingua is my pride and joy! I thought I would chronicle a typical day (an operating session) on the A & T with photos. I don’t have a very good digital so close ups fall out of background focus, but what the heck. I thought some of you may want to follow along through the days or weeks that it takes to do this. My plan is to do a couple of photos for each “event” that occurs on a typical day at Alpine, along the main, at Edwards Sawmill #3, at the Cat Pause Mine, and finally at Terlingua. None will win a photo contest but maybe I can inspire some witha “working” railroad.

    A day starts on the A & T with the hostlers servicing the engines, all 2-8-0's ................

    Here is No.6 taking on water...........

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  2. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    The Sun Is UP

    Water, dropping ashes, taking on sand and coal, all part of the morning routine..........

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  3. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    A Spin on the Turntable

    After servicing all three engines are turned and ready fot a trek down the main to Terlingua. In a day or two I'll wake up the crew at the Edwards Mill.

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  4. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Early Morn

    Even the Milk Man is on his way!

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  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Neat idea, I'm looking forward to following along! :cool: If I haven't said before, you have a very nice looking layout! :)
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Great presentation and beautiful pictures of your fine layout! I recall Model Railroader used to present many of its featured layouts in this "typical day's operations" format and I always enjoyed it. Thanks for the tour!
  7. rguyett

    rguyett Member

    good tour i will also follow along
    looking good and you should be proud of it for sure
    keep the pics coming
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Wonderful idea, the "snapshots"! :cool:
    I'll say it again, Cinibar...the layout is awesome!
    :cool: :eek: :eek: :cool:
  9. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Layout??? ....I thought this was the real thing. Great pictures.
  10. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Thanks All!

    Thanks for the comments guys, I surely do appreciate them all. And you are right Ralph, I’m sure my brain reached a few feet back in my sub-conscious and pulled the idea from good ol’ MR magazine. This will be a fun project and when I’m done I think I’ll put the pictures on a CD and have them printed for an album, then I’ll always have the A & T in pictures. Thanks again guys.
  11. marc gast

    marc gast Member

    Day on the A & T

    Hey all!

    Don't let him fool you! He is one of the top notch modelers I have had the opportunity to meet! Also, a very dear friend.
    He could win many a contest hands down! I lived in El Paso and met Jack in the mid-late 1990's. I was fortunate enough to have inherited his HO logging layout which has now been expande and become my Sasquatch & Bigfoot Northern Logging Company layout (check out my website for photos of Jack's work in HO). More photos of Jack A & T are also posted on my webpage.

    Nice stuff as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Marc!
    Welcome to The Gauge!
    I saw some of "Cinibar's" photos on another forum, & I knew we had to get him over here to The Gauge...much more appreciative crowd here! ;) :D
    His photos have been a big inspiration to me, since I'm trying to build an N scale layout set in roughly the same era as the A&T!
  13. NScale

    NScale Member

    WOW! Looks great! Thanks for sharing :)
  14. marc gast

    marc gast Member

  15. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member



    I'm going to move this segment of "A Day On The A & T" over to the Logging Forum since this segment is all logging. See you there?
  16. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

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