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« on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:44am »
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Creativity, inventiveness and not settling for compromise, that's key for any growing business including railroads, large or small. The Buckingham Central with Pete Bialecki and his merry band of members seem dead set on obtaining this goal, even if it's purely for pleasure. Some people would be content with a simple track oval but not Pete. He has big plans for the Buckingham and his members are behind him 100 percent. Set in his yard of a few acres, there's a lot of action to see. Rails and switches amounting to thousands of feet of operating railroad and yet he's still looking to expand the line more and more. A lot of teamwork to make the effort, to have it work smoothly and it shows. I would think Mr Gould started his railroad in much the same manner.  
 
Upon my arrival to the Buckingham, I'm greeted by a pair of cross bucks. Instinctively, one looks left and right before crossing onto the property. LOL


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« Reply #1 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:47am »
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The smell of burning coal fills the air as you pull onto the lot. Brian Master's 0-4-0 Porter is firing up.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:47am »
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Modeled after the narrow guage engine of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:49am »
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Alongside Brian is Bruce's Atlantic, almost ready to start his fire.

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His special coal from NC at his feet, he adds his starter fluid to the wood and coal.

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In goes the wood...

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:53am »
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..and with flame we have smoke

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:54am »
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Meanwhile, Pete is pulling his 4-8-2 Mohawk out from the engine shed.

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:56am »
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With a little effort he gently moves a thousand pounds of engine

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Unique little apparatus to move the engines from engine shed to the raised platform

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 12th, 2006, 1:58am »
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All lined up and ready to move onto the platform track

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Bruce's is oiling and waiting for the pressure to rise as Pete starts his preliminaries

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Meanwhile, Brian has already made his first run so I catch up to him on the bridge that Pete built from scratch.

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Brian is proud of his engine and loves to talk of the prototype it's modeled from.

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Fire in the chamber

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Backing out onto the main. A lot of yard there and beautifully landscaped to boot.

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Riding behind Brian we head down the line..heavy brush ahead

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Into a curve, up ahead, a switch

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Almost to the end of my ride with Brian

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One more shot of his train

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