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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2015, 05:21:13 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 ?

That was my assumption:
http://bridgehunter.com/or/douglas/myrtle-creek-arch/
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2015, 06:25:35 PM »
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You both are correct. I live in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon and about a mile and a half from the Rogue River. When driving north on I-5 we pass this bridge and will sometimes take the exit for the drive into the quaint town of Myrtle Creek. The bridge actually spans the Umpqua River and that is a former SP line running under the bridge and along the river. I knew that one day I'd just have to model that bridge.

Also, you can see I "abridged" the length of the actual bridge  8)
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2015, 07:05:22 PM »
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So not exactly an Alaskan "Bridge to Nowhere."
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2015, 04:47:50 PM »
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Note:
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2015, 10:06:26 AM »
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I received my N scale version from Karin.  It was packaged beautifully.  I primed the pieces and started assembling it.  It is an easy and quick kit to put together.  The arch spacing is a little tight for spanning a double track area.  I may shorten the siding so it is single tracked underneath the arch.  I had to fabricate styrene footings to raise the bridge up in order to allow for vertical clearance for the double track.

I am very happy with the results so far.  I'll try to post a photo later this week of the work in progress.

Nice work Karin!

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2015, 04:35:49 PM »
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I'm not a fan of Taskboard (if that is the same stuff used extensively by N Scale Architect), but the bridge design is awesome!

Hi Peteski,

Wanted to bring this topic back up. Ever since your post about not being fond of Taskboard (nothing wrong with what you said, your opinion is fine) my sales dropped in the N scale bridge. Z has been going gang busters. I'm not saying it's your fault, I'm just wondering if it turned off any TRW prospective buyers because it is made up of Taskboard (and some laserboard). So, a friend took my kits and demo bridges to NTS and displayed in his vendor booth. People were amazed with the bridges and the kits sold out right away. Now I'm busy cutting taskboard with new orders post NTS :)  Just wanted to bring this up once again to let you guys know that taskboard, put together and painted is very sturdy, very detailed, and from what I'm hearing is very enjoyable to build.

Thank you whoever bought those bridges, would love to see photos.

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2015, 08:00:12 PM »
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I like Taskboard and am amazed how it holds up in my humid basement.  My word is better than Peteski's (despite not appearing in every thread) around here.  @Alaska Railroader are you only advertising here?

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2015, 08:03:51 PM »
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I received my N scale version from Karin.  It was packaged beautifully.  I primed the pieces and started assembling it.  It is an easy and quick kit to put together.  The arch spacing is a little tight for spanning a double track area.  I may shorten the siding so it is single tracked underneath the arch.  I had to fabricate styrene footings to raise the bridge up in order to allow for vertical clearance for the double track.

I am very happy with the results so far.  I'll try to post a photo later this week of the work in progress.

Nice work Karin!

Eric

Eric, I wanna see this bridge on your layout, in fact I want to see more pictures of your layout in general, your blog is collecting dust, Dude! I keep going back, but no updates, MAJOR UNHAPPY FACE on my part ;-)
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2015, 09:08:39 PM »
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I like Taskboard and am amazed how it holds up in my humid basement.  My word is better than Peteski's (despite not appearing in every thread) around here.  @Alaska Railroader are you only advertising here?

Hi Tom,

I am a modeler, have plans for a 3 or 4 module layout of the mainline from Sutton to Palmer, Alaska. I certainly have the ARR rolling stock waiting for me to get to it. But getting a laser caused my attention span to whirl around that machine more than my own layout. It allows me to be creative in a whole different way. Plus it's fun to make other modelers dreams happen. I apologize if I've been posting in the wrong topic.

Yes, Eric, pictures please ;)

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2015, 01:43:07 AM »
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Karin -
I'd like one in N Scale and will e-mail you next week.
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2015, 10:33:20 PM »
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Hi Peteski,

Wanted to bring this topic back up. Ever since your post about not being fond of Taskboard (nothing wrong with what you said, your opinion is fine) my sales dropped in the N scale bridge. Z has been going gang busters. I'm not saying it's your fault, I'm just wondering if it turned off any TRW prospective buyers because it is made up of Taskboard (and some laserboard). So, a friend took my kits and demo bridges to NTS and displayed in his vendor booth. People were amazed with the bridges and the kits sold out right away. Now I'm busy cutting taskboard with new orders post NTS :)  Just wanted to bring this up once again to let you guys know that taskboard, put together and painted is very sturdy, very detailed, and from what I'm hearing is very enjoyable to build.

Thank you whoever bought those bridges, would love to see photos.

Wow Karin, do you really think that my opinion carries this much weight in the N scale community?  This is the only model-RR forum I frequent (and as  :tommann: noted, very frequently  :) ). What can I say? I'm not on Facebook or twitter (so it is not like I spread my possibly detrimental opinions through several other channels).  I don't think anybody in the past has tied the opinion I voiced anywhere in the Interned to a drop in sales of a certain product.

In my modeling I prefer styrene, acrylic or even micro-plywood.  Even laser-board is ok too. But it is my personal preference - I'm not forcing anybody to act or think like I do (actually that would be scary).  But if you want to attribute the drop in sales to me, there is nothing I can really do about it.  I'm not going to change my opinion about the task board, but I can honestly say that I'm a big fan of most of your kit designs and of your modeling in general.
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2015, 11:22:07 AM »
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Maybe there's a market here for you, Peteski.  Like Good Housekeeping... This product carries the Peteski seal of approval...
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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2015, 10:58:21 AM »
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I'll try to remember to post a photo this week.  I have not had any layout time recently.

It is a great kit!

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Re: New Kit, concrete arch bridge by Rogue River Models now available
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2015, 03:18:12 PM »
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Maybe there's a market here for you, Peteski.  Like Good Housekeeping... This product carries the Peteski seal of approval...

On one hand - I like it, but on the other - that might be too much responsibility resting on my hands.  :D
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