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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2015, 12:49:10 AM »
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Maybe not a "steam road" rail bridge, but how about a streetcar/lightrail/interurban bridge?  Light loads, and they were more concerned about appearances than most steam roads.
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2015, 07:59:08 AM »
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The only thing I would add is another thin layer to provide some detail to the insides of the railings. But even without that, it is truly a beautiful work of art, Karin.

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2015, 08:20:37 AM »
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Karin, it's great to see you introducing new product again. Looking forward to seeing future stuff.  8)
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2015, 10:59:27 AM »
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Karin, that looks very nice.  I just sent you an e-mail.

Looking forward to seeing this bridge on my layout.

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 04:09:34 PM »
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if it is possible to delude myself into thinking that this model is a proper stand in for:


Notwithstanding the star of the show in the background...

Somebody will probably be along any moment to hit me in the head with a brick a couple of times...
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2015, 04:54:52 PM »
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Or this one? I'd love to figure out how to work that into a scene.
This is at Delta, CA (between Redding and Dunsmuir, CA).
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2015, 05:10:59 PM »
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Questioning
if it is possible to delude myself into thinking that this model is a proper stand in for:


Notwithstanding the star of the show in the background...

Somebody will probably be along any moment to hit me in the head with a brick a couple of times...

This (concrete) bridge is gorgeous. Where is it?

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2015, 05:21:24 PM »
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Love both those bridges and rode Amtrak under the CA bridge. If you want that style of bridge I believe this kit is as close as you will get. Love the examples of weathering that these real bridges give.

Also you can connect these end to end to make a longer bridge. They blend seamlessly. If this is what you want to let me know and I can laser a couple of parts to include to make that happen.

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 08:21:46 PM »
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Coast Line West of Santa Barbara. Search for Arroyo Hondo Bridge for many photos...
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2015, 10:23:08 AM »
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SP
Coast Line West of Santa Barbara. Search for Arroyo Hondo Bridge for many photos...

  Thanks! Been enjoying these pics so much. I see this bridge is NLIU. Hope it's at least minimally maintained as a structure. It really is a classic piece of early 20th-century art...

Karin's kit appears to be an excellent starting point for a model.  Hmmmm.

Best Regards,  Harry
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2015, 04:47:39 PM »
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performs no apparent maintenance other than trying to prevent anything heavier than bicycles getting on it. Bridge was built in the Model T era so by the 1950s trucks (and presumably fully loaded Caddilacs) routinely exceeded weight limits. While I never put tape measure to it there is little room to comfortably pass midsize cars between the railings. Note that this is actually 'lighter' than Karin's model, somehow the middle chord would need to be removed and the overall height practically doubled for accuracy although I'm still pondering how a 'selective compression' might work...
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2015, 12:31:58 PM »
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I'll be using the kit to do a compressed version of this scene, including the Cornwall Bridge Station.  Branchline's "Cannondale Station" kit is the exact same NH style as the station shown here.  I can live with the center arch in the kit, although I do wish the finished bridge was an inch taller.



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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2015, 02:53:29 PM »
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I can live with the center arch in the kit, although I do wish the finished bridge was an inch taller.
You could probably use hydrocal bridge supports to make the bridge taller.

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2015, 03:33:06 PM »
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Excellent idea Karin.  I could even carve two from basswood and seal them.  All I would need to do is cut off the bottom tabs on the main supports. 

I think it will make a nice addition to the layout.  It is great to have you back!

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2015, 04:46:41 PM »
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Rogue River Models (Medford/Grants Pass, Oregon) ......Myrtle Creek bridge mentioned in info.  So I'll assume it's modeled after the vehicle bridge linking the town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon with Interstate 5 ?
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.