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Ideas for N Scale Scene
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:22:24 PM »
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Folks,

I have the n scale BLMA brass bridge.  I bought it in 2008, but have no idea what to do with it.  I've even tried selling it a few times.

Craig sent me some photos of the prototype and surrounding area, but I'm not sold on the location being a good scene for a diorama.  So I ask the group:  please post links to prototypes that resemble the bridge that would make for an interesting diorama.

Thanks,  :tommann:


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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 08:24:59 PM »
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Tom, is yours painted silver like the model page?  Strikes me that you generally see black truss bridges back East and silver ones out West.
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 08:28:38 PM »
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Tom, is yours painted silver like the model page?  Strikes me that you generally see black truss bridges back East and silver ones out West.

Yep, the silver one:


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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 08:31:39 PM »
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my personal favorite through truss...but a 5 panel black one not a 4 panel silver one.  The right length however.



4th crossing of the Kootenay River.  9 bridges and two islands chained together the largest bridge being a 150' through truss.  Different "portals" than the BLMA bridge however.

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 08:34:49 PM by mark dance »
Youtube Videos of the N Scale Columbia & Western at: markdance63
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 08:44:33 PM »
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I always loved railfanning along the parallel UP/BSNF tracks between Plattsmouth and Bellevue, NE...  The silver trusses are BNSF across the Platte River, and the UP tracks are to the west.

http://binged.it/UfJSuS
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 09:07:16 PM »
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The bridge is not silver, but the CP Cisco bridge is pretty interesting and the BLMA bridge is a close match.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=332200

 Edit:  wrong BLMA bridge.  Ignore my blatherings, too much plastic cement today.

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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 09:26:28 PM »
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/2530215345/

http://pix-park.com/SP&Sbridge.jpg

http://columbiariverimages.com/Images06/SP4449_excursion_train_wind_river_bridge_2006.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19369790@N02/4780127177/in/photostream

http://grande.smittyshouse.net/3FT/RGE-2010-Day2--Aug22--3211.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/3955667718/

About half way down http://www.trainweb.org/chris/wlap.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8IYEKaU8XAI/TzIctXIj8CI/AAAAAAAAAos/v9nXhgrlVU4/s1600/Br+41.jpg

http://www.wmwestsub.com/connellsvillesub/bowestjct09.jpg

http://cdn0.wn.com/pd/64/17/65812003fb8ee9177495517f24c0_grande.jpg

Scenic setting idea http://liveandloveoutloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/DSC_0128_653.jpg

BNSF http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5046/5338804037_69b4a62c45_b.jpg
        From here http://www.flickriver.com/photos/nakrnsm/5338804037/

http://mistertristan.blogspot.com/2012/04/where-i-run-abandoned-railroad-truss.html

If you're looking for bridge and train protection a tunnel to tunnel span with a mountain face on three sides ( sprinkle trees or not ) . If all the trees are below the ridge line they are also protected . The span made up of the BLMA and plate deck spans for train visibility and ease of flange seating might work , Usually the default truss is a deck type because it is easier to install ( Read that someplace ) . A through truss is used when under clearance is needed ( Read that too someplace ) . You know what they say about rules though . This would make transporting the diorama in a box safe . Kind of a rock face cove .
http://www.loupiote.com/photos/5197836714.shtml
 
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 09:52:56 PM »
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The UP was really the only western road to almost exclusively paint it's bridges silver.
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 09:27:40 AM »
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=395060&nseq=1

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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
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 I bought it in 2008, but have no idea what to do with it.  I've even tried selling it a few times.
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How much you want for it?
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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 08:26:00 PM »
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I bought it in 2008, but have no idea what to do with it.  I've even tried selling it a few times.


How much you want for it?

Offer me something!  It was used in my weathering book, too.

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Re: Ideas for N Scale Scene
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 08:35:48 PM »
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Offer me something!  It was used in my weathering book, too.

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