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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 06:50:40 PM »
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  Scott,
 No they are not the same. When I start the scenery, I'll cut them off.
 I'm going to try to post some prototype photos that I have, so stay tuned.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2015, 06:55:02 PM »
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Great, that makes sense.  Looking really great.

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2015, 07:16:34 PM »
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 I found 4 photos that I took the first time I went through the Canyon.

 Here is the split and the mainline is to the right and the high line to the left.




The high line side




Main on the left, high line on the right




Mainline side




 There are better photos out there on the web but these will give you a idea what I'm trying to recreate


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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2015, 08:09:00 PM »
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An amazing bit of railroad, for sure. I 'fanned it in the '70s, and left California the year before the WP was eaten. I understand there's a bit more traffic on the high line now.

Sure, Rodney, by all means come on down. But be careful with your timing... I might just put a drywall gun in your hands. :D
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2015, 08:57:32 PM »
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Looks great Rodney! A lot more done since the last time I saw it! I'm home this week so maybe I'll get some time to run up there.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2015, 09:23:11 PM »
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Now on with more of the benckwork.

 Here is what you see as you enter the layout room.




 The track is about 78" off the floor over the doorway (this isn't a duck under is it???)




Cilo Trestle will go here. I still have some work to do to get what I want to fit length goes. The straight that is there now is 38" and I want 48".








 Looking from Cilo Trestle towards Portola.  I'm working on subroadbed now in this area.






Looking from Portola to Cilo Trestle.





Next will be where Portola is going to be.


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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2015, 09:29:31 PM »
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Looks great Rodney! A lot more done since the last time I saw it! I'm home this week so maybe I'll get some time to run up there.

 That would be great. I could use your help cutting the subroadbed.  I'll call ya later.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2015, 11:02:17 PM »
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Any plans to include Williams Loop on the layout?

Looks awesome so far. That's a lot of railroad!
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2015, 11:09:12 PM »
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Check the first image in the first post of this thread. Williams Loop is in the upper right corner.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2015, 01:27:28 AM »
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(this isn't a duck under is it???)

Not for me, but it might be for anyone over about 72 inches tall.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2015, 01:36:40 AM »
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 Portola

The Portola yard will start about here. This is right above Oroville yard.




and around the coner




Looking back the other way






 The other end of the yard and where it will tie back into the helix













I'm going to try to get my son to come take a video of the whole layout once the mainline is in. Then maybe you can get a better idea of the whole layout.












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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2015, 03:54:10 PM »
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Awesome! At the rate you're going, you'll be doing scenery in no time :o
Can't wait....
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2015, 10:13:13 AM »
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   Thanks Otto,
 It is getting there slowly. Still working on the Keddie bridge for the mainline.  I hope to start laying track in Keddie yard and up to Williams Loop today.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2015, 08:09:48 PM »
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I have the mainline side of Keddie bridge installed. I need to get the other bridge done before I put the railings on. It will get complicated on the Wye end of the bridges.








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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2015, 08:54:32 PM »
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Great work! Love the bridge work.
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