Here are some additional photos highlighting some of the details around New Britain Yard. You can easily see the reduction in crossarms on the line poles in these two photographs. Once again these shots also show the track and the mix of ballast and dirt quite well. The second photo shows the front of the speed limit sign and the Ring post just past the end of the platform.
The Water Column is an eBay find that was the closest I could get to what was located in New Britain. It's an old soft metal (probably lead) kit from Apag Hobbies. Never heard of them.
It's tough to tell because I have exactly two pictures that provide any view of it at all:
|K-1-d #404 with World of Mirth train in New Britain Yard.
Kent Cochrane (?). August, 1940.
|L-1-a #3228 with 80 cars at New Britain Station.
Kent Cochrane. August, 1946.