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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1860 on: May 20, 2020, 04:55:20 PM »
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Go daylighted. Tunnels are model railroad cliches!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1861 on: May 21, 2020, 07:40:29 PM »
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Aligning the tiled AnyRail printouts for the entire 35' peninsula:



Minor "oops" discovered with this is the benchwork didn't quite match the plan, the blob shifted to the right roughly 3 inches and is 3 inches shorter than the plan. Easy enough to fix.

Ed, the tunnel/cut we're talking about is immediately in back of that double bridge between the signals, foreground right. The bridges are in hand, two fine BLMA trusses that are models of the 1:1 in this location.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1862 on: May 21, 2020, 08:00:39 PM »
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Tunnel into a bridge? Extra cliche! Daylight that sucker!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1863 on: May 21, 2020, 08:14:12 PM »
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Tunnel into a bridge? Extra cliche! Daylight that sucker!

Haha!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1864 on: May 21, 2020, 08:38:38 PM »
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Tunnel into a bridge? Extra cliche! Daylight that sucker!

Sad, but true. The whole line is infested with 'em.   :P
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1865 on: May 21, 2020, 08:45:07 PM »
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1866 on: May 21, 2020, 09:07:10 PM »
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A-yup. Fact of life in Western canyon railroading. I just Google Earth'ed the line I'm modeling, Meadow Valley Wash and Clover Creek Canyon, south and east of Caliente, NV. Several examples, including two tunnels with bridges at both ends.

Tell you what. I'll do a tunnel, and the section of scenery will be removable for a daylighted version for when Ed visits.  :D  :ashat:
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1867 on: May 21, 2020, 09:08:27 PM »
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Bridge, tunnel, then enter another country.  :)



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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1868 on: May 21, 2020, 09:46:36 PM »
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Certainly one of the most famous examples.


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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1869 on: May 21, 2020, 09:53:26 PM »
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A-yup. Fact of life in Western canyon railroading. Tell you what. I'll do a tunnel, and the section of scenery will be removable for a daylighted version for when Ed visits.  :D  :ashat:

Now don’t be so accommodating of that eastern railroad guy. You may be able to daylight those measly eastern mountains, but you can’t daylight the western mountains.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1870 on: May 21, 2020, 10:10:39 PM »
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Yeah. They call 'em Appalachian types "hillbillies" and not "mountainbillies" for a reason.  :D  :facepalm:

We're overlooking the most clichéd example of all, a bridge with a turnout on it, straight into a tunnel, within a wye, and there is a second tunnel on the east leg of the wye:



If you want East, let's not forget Harper's Ferry!
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1871 on: May 21, 2020, 10:42:01 PM »
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Tunnel - Bridge - Bridge under another Railroad  :D



I won't even bring up Myra Canyon.  :D
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1872 on: May 22, 2020, 01:43:23 AM »
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Here's the area I'm talking about:



The relatively fresh cut is the tell-tale for the daylighting project.

Even though this topo edition is dated 1986, the contour lines from the original issue have not been corrected to reflect the cut:



Ambivalent on this one. I don't have a lot of space to do justice to the cut. But I have plenty of time to mull it over.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1873 on: May 22, 2020, 09:39:59 AM »
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Personally, I find daylighting on such a massive scale offensive. It obliterates all semblance of natural contours and creates acres and acres of permanent erosion and runoff. Yuck! Give me a nicely modeled tunnel cliche anytime....maybe that’s one reason I prefer to model an earlier era.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1874 on: May 22, 2020, 09:45:13 AM »
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Yeah. They call 'em Appalachian types "hillbillies" and not "mountainbillies" for a reason.  :D  :facepalm:

LMAO
 :D :D
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