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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1875 on: May 22, 2020, 10:18:17 AM »
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It's even funnier when you learn that my roots are hillbilly - I'm a Hatfield. Seriously. Ephraim Hatfield was a great (x10 or so) uncle. My great granddaddy "Black Bill" was a notorious moonshiner in the day, always managing to stay one step ahead of the revenooers. I guess he was "notorious" for having never been arrested. Met him once. He and my g-grandmother lived in a small house above the C&O main in Auxier, KY, a little valley town.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1876 on: May 22, 2020, 10:36:06 AM »
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The Old US 80 Bridge in Vicksburg, MS carries KCS across the Mississippi River after coming out of two tunnels - one of which was created for the I-20 cloverleaf:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1877 on: May 22, 2020, 10:40:51 AM »
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It's even funnier when you learn that my roots are hillbilly - I'm a Hatfield. Seriously. Ephraim Hatfield was a great (x10 or so) uncle. My great granddaddy "Black Bill" was a notorious moonshiner in the day, always managing to stay one step ahead of the revenooers. I guess he was "notorious" for having never been arrested. Met him once. He and my g-grandmother lived in a small house above the C&O main in Auxier, KY, a little valley town.

Ha!  Our next TRW flamewar can be a real-life Hatfields versus the McCoys.  :trollface:  Great story!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1878 on: May 22, 2020, 04:53:13 PM »
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I also don't see anything wrong with a tunnel followed by a bridge or a trestle.   I'm sure there are plenty of such examples in Switzerland.   :) I don't see why those wouldn't also exist in mountainous regions of the U.S.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1879 on: May 22, 2020, 05:04:50 PM »
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I also don't see anything wrong with a tunnel followed by a bridge or a trestle.   I'm sure there are plenty of such examples in Switzerland.   :) I don't see why those wouldn't also exist in mountainous regions of the U.S.


Is this sarcasm?   
I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. 🤷🏻‍♂️
There have been a number of mountainous US examples shown up thread. ^^^
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1880 on: May 22, 2020, 05:12:31 PM »
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Is this sarcasm?   
I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. 🤷🏻‍♂️
There have been a number of mountainous US examples shown up thread. ^^^

Not at all. I was absolutely serious.  I think tunnel/bridge combos look picturesque (again, no sarcasm). I guess I was just late to the "bash Ed K. party".  Just showing that this combination occurs all over the world.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1881 on: May 24, 2020, 11:31:56 AM »
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Yea, daylight that sucker! :D
Seriously though, I do agree that many (most?) model railroad tunnels and tunnel/bridge combinations are not done well and some are downright stupid looking, hence the cliche. But a well executed, plausible scene can be stunning. Still, one needs to be careful with how many out-of-the-ordinary features to include; a little goes a long way, imho. So, no Edbashing here...
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1882 on: May 24, 2020, 01:12:24 PM »
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In the 10 miles or so east of Golden BC, The Canadian Pacific crosses the Kicking Horse River 6 times (all through truss type) and passes through 4 tunnels, including 3 bridge/tunnel combos. And 1 daylighted tunnel. The daylighted tunnel, know as the Correy Brothers Tunnel, was through gravel and mud river deposits and was never stable. At some point it was lined with concrete, but even that didn’t solve all the problems and eventually the overburden was excavated, but the concrete tunnel liner was left in place to protect the track from the remaining side slopes. The liner was removed quite recently.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1883 on: June 05, 2020, 09:54:22 PM »
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Junction roadbed down, turnouts updated, first rails laid into Phase 1 peninsula:



Hoping beyond hope to at least have the mainline operable by 6/30.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1884 on: June 05, 2020, 10:43:09 PM »
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That curve is HAWT.  And that floor... you must make people take their shoes off first.  8)

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1885 on: June 05, 2020, 10:58:55 PM »
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That curve is HAWT.  And that floor... you must make people take their shoes off first.  8)

You can probably skate on that floor in your socks!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1886 on: June 05, 2020, 11:14:27 PM »
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Tanks! You know about me and curves. The trick to smooth curves is that stick on the left. It's a 3/32" basswood strip ripped to press fit in the gauge. It has enough horizontal flex for transitions to 24"R.

The floor certainly is holding up, that's for sure. I've worn a spot down to the concrete with my desk chair, however; once that area is decluttered I'll repaint.

Skate? My thinking is a Tom Cruise-ish slide.  :D
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1887 on: June 06, 2020, 01:42:13 AM »
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I’m gonna hafta gut a hog to get rid of the mental image that popped into my head.  :scared:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1888 on: June 17, 2020, 09:17:56 PM »
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First rail movement on the Phase 1 peninsula into Yermo. Too bad it was a wayward Santa Fe S-2 that broke its moorings in old Barstow.  :facepalm:



Over a week to lay 12' of track. Seriously, weather here has been great and long-procrastinated outdoor projects have taken precedence. Such as... painting the north side of the layout building. It's only been in primer for 3 or 4 years.  :oops:
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1889 on: June 17, 2020, 11:55:47 PM »
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It’s alive!!! :D About time, even if it is the wrong road for you...
nice to see you making progress.
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