A friend, artist Garth Herrick, was tasked to create something for a New York restaurant display made only out of food offered at the restaurant. So here it is, the great Monterrey Jack Cheese Steam Engine, pretty cool.
The Walnut lane bridge was certainly most of my wanting to reproduce something similar in HO scale. Although the Walnut lane bridge is a roadway bridge with cantilevered sidewalks, the main structural elements for a railroad bridge would be similar, and I did not try to reproduce an exact copy this bridge, which is right in my neighborhood.
Walnut Lane bridge from creek walking path
The bridge was built in 1908 and at that time was the longest masonry arch span in the world, just now finishing a restoration.
After leaving Greely, I went with my friends to Buena Vista CO, a very beautiful area, looking out from their house at 14,000 ft peaks.
Buena Vista view of Collegiate Peaks
Another surprise, was that in the Chafee county courthouse housing the Buena Vista Heritage Museum had a model train exhibit, begun in 1984, all about the railroads and mining in the upper Arkansas River Valley.