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WS Tunnel portal C1152
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:31:35 PM »
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Are the Woodland Scenic Tunnel Portals, tall enough to handle modern tall equipment.  I tried the height out with my autorack cars, pretty much the tallest items I currently have, but will the tunnel handle a crane car, usually one of the tallest items?

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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 02:49:14 PM »
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test resulted in having to raise the foundation on which the Portal rests on my layout for some cars.This was do to the Roadbed,so I would test whatever you are planning to do.

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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 03:26:47 PM »
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I had to raise mine because of the curved top to accomodate auto racks and stacks.  Forget how much exactly, but I just put some styrene shims at the bottom of the portal entrance to raise it up, no more than 1/8" from memory.

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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 03:35:20 PM »
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Or notch it, which is what railroads often do!

I think there is a notched tunnel on the market - PeeWee products or something?


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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 04:18:02 PM »
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Notched arches, very practical.  Seeing as how this RR of mine is still in the early stages of building, I think there is a budget and space for "larger" arches.......

By the way, what is the highest piece of equipment in N scale (in inches).
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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 05:46:35 PM »
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By the way, what is the highest piece of equipment in N scale (in inches).

I had the same question back when I was building my Kankakee Station overpass, and here's the answer I was given:

Possibly with the Walthers well car. Those stand tall if highcube containers are used.
I checked the stock Walthers 5-unit Thrall well car set with 2 Deluxe hi-cube containers and the set tops out at 120.2/32" (21.75 scale ft) above the railhead.  For comparison, a more prototypical stack set (the Kato Maxi-IV with Kato containers) tops out at 117.8/32" (20.75 scft - still higher than Plate F+).
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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 09:09:29 PM »
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So roughly 1 3/4 inches of clearance is required if I understand you correctly, I've done some rough rounding.
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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 10:32:30 PM »
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So roughly 1 3/4 inches of clearance is required if I understand you correctly, I've done some rough rounding.

Right; that should give you at least a tenth of an inch of breathing space. Just don't get too carried away with multiple layers of paint. :)
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Re: WS Tunnel portal C1152
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 12:03:23 AM »
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Paint?  I thought you let them naturally age.   8)  Seriously, it looks like I'll have to put the tunnels on some kind of support; I don't like the notched look.  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: February 05, 2013, 01:08:05 AM by rsn48 »
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