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PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:35:28 PM »
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Railwire Members, I am thinking of making a mold, casting Hydrocal copies and selling pairs of these hand-carved PRR style 8' diameter creek culverts that are dimensionally correct to the PRR drawing below (lower views for the bedrock mounted version):





I will also be carving a wide version for soft-fill PRR culverts (upper views on the drawing). Both will have extra stone rows at the bottom for "planting".

I'm looking to see what interest there may be for a low volume production.  I am not set on a price point yet but it will be in line with other similar offerings.  It will take me a little while to get packaging and graphics in order.

Comments and criticisms are welcome, but please send a Private Message to me offline with responses. Thanks in advance for your consideration and don't beat me up too bad!  :scared:
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 10:06:12 PM »
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I'm interested. Always looking to support the Pennsy effort. So if we're looking at the "narrow" version, I think it looks too narrow, even though the casting may be dimensionally correct. In the diagram it looks like there is at least half a brick at the narrowest point. I'd be interested in seeing the "wide" version. Excellent work!
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 10:16:45 PM »
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 06:00:37 AM »
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I would be interested in one of each version. Thanks for serving up some PRR!
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 06:39:33 AM »
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.................must find place to install on layout!
I support anything pennsy n scale, my wallet doesn`t like that I do but oh well! :trollface: :trollface:
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 08:26:05 AM »
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I don't model Pennsy (sorry :facepalm:) but I'm still trying to figure out how to justify a set of these.  Well done.
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 08:48:37 AM »
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I would be in for some.  Pennsy stone is used all over the Pittsburgh, Conemaugh and Mon Lines that I railfan.  These will look great on Conrail/Pennsylvania layout.  Thanks for considering making them.

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 10:10:23 AM »
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I'd definitely be interested in a few. I'll send a PM.

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 11:03:40 AM »
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Those look great. I'm interested, currently unemployed but I'd get one set.

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 12:44:30 PM »
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I'm interested. Always looking to support the Pennsy effort. So if we're looking at the "narrow" version, I think it looks too narrow, even though the casting may be dimensionally correct. In the diagram it looks like there is at least half a brick at the narrowest point. I'd be interested in seeing the "wide" version. Excellent work!

I would have to agree that the casting is too narrow.  If you think about this placed into the hillside, there needs to be more "wall" to hold back the soil on each side.  Take a look at the picture of the prototype posted in another thread.  It's much wider.  Otherwise, your hill will erode into the creek.

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 01:05:39 PM »
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Hmm. The more I think about it, you can always cut down a wider one.
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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 04:48:09 PM »
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I am in for anything PRR let me know when you have some available .

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 09:41:42 AM »
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Thanks for the support and comments folks!  I'm still working on the wide version.

towl1996, davefoxx, as you know a 1/2" mortar joint is nearly impossible to carve in N scale so I copied the rest of the joints, particularly around the hole, so that's why the sides look a little close to the bricks around the hole, which I think look proportionate.  I will think about redoing them.

I've been thinking as well, do you think they would look better if the face of the bricks were flatter with chips off the edges?






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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 05:18:14 PM »
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It's not the mortar joints that I'm referring to; it's the overall width of the casting.  Think about how the wall must support the soil coming up from the tributary.  Even if at a forty-five degree slope from the creek bed, the casting is not wide enough.

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Re: PRR Style Cut Stone Creek Culvert Offering
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 05:48:40 PM »
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It's not the mortar joints that I'm referring to; it's the overall width of the casting.  Think about how the wall must support the soil coming up from the tributary.  Even if at a forty-five degree slope from the creek bed, the casting is not wide enough.

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I see what you are saying, but the blueprint is from the MOW supervisor book. Maybe it's not telling us something, like if there are supposed to be angled walls against it. I haven't actually found any photos of the prototype yet. I think what we are missing here is context.
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