Jul 31, 2012
thanks geeky that is awesome love the food processing
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?
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.
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
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.
That's great information will do some research
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.
I always learn something new when I help people search up info for their layout, I had thought of Mopac as being a missouri kansas texas line, but I've since realized it stretched all over the place.
And it even had a named train to my neck of the woods.
Geeky some excellent links, here are a couple M.C found
St. Louis is a great place for a industrial prototype layout. And it looks like you've found your brewery.
And of course you even have a water front along the big river.
This map with clickable pins to get to smaller maps is interesting:
Or you could buy one of these.
What is your era cutoff date? Check out the Lemp Brewery in St. Louis.
What an amazing place! That would take some modelling in it's entirety! But what style back in those days
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
Very cool link to the brewery.
first locomotive arrived for the roster a Athearn genesis GP38-2
Can't wait to buy some track and the NCE powercab and give it a go
I use a Powercab and can't wait to put it to use after it's long hybernation! Very easy and enjoyable to use.
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That's a fine looking locomotive! I'd wager it's going to run and sound fantastic!
I am off to a hobby store next weekend to purchase an oval of track and a NCE power cab to test the loco
NCE powercab and usb adapter ordered today