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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #315 on: September 14, 2023, 09:30:53 AM »
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All the rewiring is done and trains are running again. Ran a couple of 50 car trains up and down the new section with no problems. Haven't ran a train into the new staging yard, but I have faith it's OK.
Started building foam scenery sub-base and attached aluminum angle to the wall to hold the foam above the staging yard. Tunnel portals are glue in place, and checked for clearance.‚Äč

The work on the fascia will begin with 24" high, 1/8" hardboard.

















 
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #316 on: September 14, 2023, 09:39:38 AM »
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You, sir, are an inspiration for "model railroading at scale". You don't do anything small and it's incredibly inspirational.

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #317 on: September 14, 2023, 11:26:18 AM »
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Nice going, Rodney! It already looks better!
Otto
Thanks, Otto
 Scenery will make it even better


You, sir, are an inspiration for "model railroading at scale". You don't do anything small and it's incredibly inspirational.
Thanks, Ed.
 Coming from you, that a big complement.
 You need to make another trip to KC. Just wished you had more time to see the layout the last time you was here.
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #318 on: September 14, 2023, 03:45:50 PM »
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Thanks, Otto
 Scenery will make it even better

Thanks, Ed.
 Coming from you, that a big complement.
 You need to make another trip to KC. Just wished you had more time to see the layout the last time you was here.


I know!
So many travels to make, so little time.
And thank you!

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #319 on: September 18, 2023, 05:35:57 AM »
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 The fascia is going up on the rebuilt area





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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #320 on: September 24, 2023, 12:53:44 PM »
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Simply amazing work. I love the Oroville yard...
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #321 on: September 24, 2023, 04:14:28 PM »
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More fascia has went up and painted. Control panels installed.









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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #322 on: November 05, 2023, 01:16:25 AM »
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Nice work on this!  Could I ask, what diameter and grade did you use?

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #323 on: November 05, 2023, 10:37:03 AM »
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 Thanks Ed.

The grade is 1% and radius starts at 36" and widens to about 40".

BTW, the separation where the two tracks crossover on the prototype is less than what I ended up with. I want to go back and work on that sometime.

 
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #324 on: November 05, 2023, 12:51:05 PM »
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What is the actual elevation change where the tracks cross over themselves?   Tehachapi loop is 77', but this looks more like maybe 40' to my eye.

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #325 on: November 06, 2023, 10:34:02 AM »
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Hmm, interesting. Why didn't the just build a simple bridge there?
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #326 on: November 06, 2023, 11:26:02 AM »
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Well, it kind of is a bridge: a ballasted concrete viaduct.  ;)

On the map, the Loop is about 480 m in diameter.  According to Wikipedia, the grade is 1% (compensated), so maybe 0.8% in the Loop?  If the grade were a true 1% throughout, the separation would be about 50 feet, but there is no way it is that large.    I'd wager it is somewhere between 35' and 40'.

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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #327 on: November 06, 2023, 06:13:11 PM »
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Why didn't the just build a simple bridge there?

Just a guess, perhaps the angle that it crosses the track below would have required a bridge that cost more than a tunnel option?

One other guess, perhaps a bridge deck would not have had enough clearance to the track below?

Ed
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #328 on: November 06, 2023, 06:50:13 PM »
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 I know I been told or read the what the separation was, but I can't remember. I went through all my WP books and haven't found it yet. I agree with @GaryHinshaw that it's somewhere around 35 to 40 feet.
 
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Re: Feather River Canyon in N-scale
« Reply #329 on: November 06, 2023, 06:58:18 PM »
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 Here is a photo looking back the other direction from the crossover tunnel.








Here one on the top







 Ans another from the other side of the tunnel



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