The Rock in Weatherford

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  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Welcome to Weatherford Oklahoma, just 69 miles west of Oklahoma City on Rock Island's route through to Amarillo and Tucumcari.

    This first shot shows two of the town's industries - Weatherford Machine Works and White Grain. Rock Island 4309 is moving some grain hoppers around behind the buildings, while 4345 leads a transfer movement in the foreground. The truck is a brand new purchase, which I picked up yesterday at the Edmonton Model Train Show. It's from a local fellow who custom builds trucks - he goes under the name Top Dog Models (http://topdogmodels.8m.com/ ).

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    From farther back, you can see 4328, another Rock Island GP38-2, and ODOT's storage yard for construction equipment working on the Route 66 resurfacing project east of town.

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    Here's the rest of the deadheading locomotives, 4345 and 4321, as well as the third industry, Reynolds Trucking Services. All three industries are based on prototype "names" - this is the only one actually based on the prototype building itself.

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  2. IAIS 604

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    Very nice work, Mike!

    Gotta love those GP38-2s!
    Do you have any of the new P2Ks on order ???
    I have heard that the fans are a bit too small, but that the drive has been improved. Will see when mine gets here. I am also superdetailing my Athearn model (instead of getting the second P2K GP38-2 of the same roadnumber).

    Good looking truck - Top Dog does good work, too!

    I'm working on the Iowa town of Fairfield, where the Rock Island Line crosses the BNSF/Amtrak line (I model the RI as a regional in 1996, if you recall). Just bought a grain elevator and some storage silos for Fairfield the other day - hope mine looks as good as yours!

    Keep the Rock rolling !!!!
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Rock on Mike. looking good.
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Great pics, Mike!
    Looks like the layout's coming along nicely!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Nice to see some scenery developing, looks great so far!