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  1. Alabama Central Trackplan

    Alabama Central Trackplan

    Selma District. Main level. Contains main yard and engine facilities. Several Industries and the junction of Burnsville, where the Browns/Prattville subs and the Jones/Maplesville subs all rejoin the main line. All these plans were drawn using XtrkCad, a free download from Sillub Software. This...
  2. Alabama Central Trackplan

    Alabama Central Trackplan

    Prattville sub. This is at the same level as the Browns sub. But again drawn separately for clarity. This too is hidden trackage
  3. Alabama Central Trackplan

    Alabama Central Trackplan

    This is Maplesville, the end of the branch. Its drawn separately strictly for clarity, as some of Maplesville sits over the town of Jones.
  4. Alabama Central Trackplan

    Alabama Central Trackplan

    This is the Jones branch. This, along with Maplesville is the upper most level of the plan. The Jones sub provides a lot of the industrial switching for the ACRR. The operations here past the coal mines, depend on light locos and is of a more relaxed nature than the main level of Selma.
  5. Alabama Central Trackplan

    Alabama Central Trackplan

    This is Browns Sub and along with the Prattville sub are the lowest levels. They represent west and south, (Browns) and north and east (Prattville) from Selma. The dashed lines here indicate the track will be hidden.
  6. Cars for the Alabama Central

    Cars for the Alabama Central

    This is an example of what can be done with a cheap train set car and a little work. This car started life as a Tyco train set UP gon. It was yellow plastic and had all the UP markings in red. First I stripped the red paint off the car and then removed most of the cast on detail, like grabs...
  7. Cars for the Alabama Central

    Cars for the Alabama Central

    MILW composite drop bottom Gondola. Ambroid kit. Built per instructions except I added full brake detail.
  8. Alabama Central Diesels

    Alabama Central Diesels

    SRR F-7 4258 Bowser/Stewart. Newest loco I own. Was given to me as payment for some photos. Currently is awaiting detailing, as well as some light weathering.
  9. Alabama Central Diesels

    Alabama Central Diesels

    GM&O FA-2 P2K, first run. When acquired there were no FA-1's, which GM&O actually had, that were on the market at the time. So I made do with an FA-2 instead. Interesting note here. This loco was painted with actual GM&O Maroon lacquer. A friend in Mobile, Al had rented a small shed...
  10. Alabama Central Diesels

    Alabama Central Diesels

    GM&O Rs-1. Atlas/Kato. Very smooth mech. Normally I don't model diesels, but since the GM&O was "completely" dieselized in 1947,and I'm modeling 1949, I thought it appropriate to include a few of the "infernal com-bustin" engines. This and its "mate" run the...
  11. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    SRR #949 F1 class 4-6-0. This loco has special meaning for me as my Dad was assigned to this loco in 1935. According to "most" of the authorities, SRR never painted their cab roofs red. It actually depended on 2 things. Shop practice and engineer senority/wants. This loco did have a...
  12. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    SRR #701, Ks class 2-8-0. Imported by Overland as one of their first steam imports. Midsize 2-8-0 on system that had 2-8-0 classes of 1880 vintage all the way to the Ks-3 2-8-0's of mid to late 20's, the largest on the system. This included the G, H, I, J, & K classes, with G's being...
  13. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    SRR #5200 Ss 2-10-2 USRA light. The 5200 class "santa fe's" on the SRR were the first engine of this type on the property. They were the largest non-articulateds on the road. It was discovered that the wheelbase for this class was too long for some of the curves in their assigned...
  14. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    Westside Import Ma & Pa 0-6-0. Good little loco, remotored with larger Sagami and more weight added to boiler and chassis. Awaiting a decoder. Painted for ACRR #30.
  15. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    SRR Ss-1 class USRA light 2-10-2. Regeared when accquired in 1980, using NWSL gears. Motor is Maxxon "Coreless". One of the smoothest runners I own. It can lug over 50- 40' hoppers up a 1% grade and not even break a sweat. Key import.
  16. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    SRR #1396, Ps-4 heavy pacific. Accquired 1974, remotored, and regeared at that time. Painted using Westwoods "book" copy of the erction drawings, many pictures, both B&W as well as color. PFM import
  17. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    This is a little Spectrum 4-6-0 that was given to me by an old employer a couple of years ago for Christmas. He even was kind enough to include a decoder! So far except to add a little weathering later on, this is the only non-brass steamer that I don't feel the need to either redetail, regear...
  18. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    This is an Oriental Limited Y-3 2-8-8-2. While not really a brass engine as the boiler is diecast the mech is brass I believe. This was part of the old "Powerhouse" series from them. It is waiting on some serious redetailing.
  19. Alabama Central Steamers

    Alabama Central Steamers

    This is an MDC Hariiman 4-6-0, that was remotored & redetailed. Some of the changes include, Varney cylinders, scratchbuilt valve gear, brass wire of various sizes for piping, Cal Scale, Cary, & Kemtron brass parts. Motor was replaced with a Sagami and gears were a 72-1 set from NWSL.
  20. Ready to work!

    Ready to work!

    SRR caboose X3239 is just coming out of the shops after a major rebuild. Its 1941 and many of its brethren are being replaced by the new steel bay windows. This rebuild should allow this wooden caboose to remain on the property longer than most. Funaro & Camerlengo kit.





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