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Weekend Update 12/4/16
« on: December 02, 2016, 07:24:09 PM »
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https://bridgehunter.com/ca/placer/190045/
The Street View is maneuverable .
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 06:51:49 PM by tom mann »

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 07:30:57 PM »
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My weekend modeling has been delayed as my coupler pockets visit the Denver Post Office an extra day.   :x

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 07:31:11 PM »
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I essentially finished my SP "Phase I" GP60 kitbash I started 9 years ago :facepalm: using the LL GP60. Hoping it will hold up OK next to the new FVM units....







I will need to modify the left side long handrail to accommodate the extended elevated walkway over the blower duct and I see I forgot to add one of the antenna conduits. Otherwise, it's all done (except for probably adding a [sound?] decoder at some point).
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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 10:03:25 PM »
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The freight transfer has arrived in Camden, NJ from Philadelphia headed by a Baldwin RT-624. Another Baldwin switcher (BS12) runs out to greet it and begin blocking the cars for the departing locals. The RT624 is a gorgeous locomotive created by Chris Broughton using a Shapeways shell on an Atlas Alco C630 chassis.


Chris also heavily modified and re-lettered some old Model Power passenger cars to look like the P70s used by the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, their new home road. Here they are depositing the commuters in Woodbury, NJ from their workplaces in Camden and Philly.


You can find more pictures of Chris’s work on my current blog entry: http://rickb773-prsl.blogspot.com/
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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 11:11:04 PM »
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Nice work on the Geep Russ.

I've been playing a bit more with preshading, this time on my C&NW high nose C-628.  Starting with a kitbash on an Atlas C-628, with a Mark4 cab and short hood and a few other mods, I then painted it white followed by a black wash in the grills and other places I wanted to look a little dirtier.  I added a little Micro Mask in a couple of places including the rotary beacon.  Somewhere in the masking process I didn't notice it came off the beacon, so I now have a green beacon to replace!!!


I then painted it to represent a Zito yellow version (6724).  The preshading shows through nicely, even better than the photo shows.

Then the green, and we end up with this.  Preshading doesn't show much in the photo, but does look good.

Now to add the last 2 grabs, handrails, decals and some light sooty weathering and grime, and replace the beacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 11:51:23 PM »
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ROW realignment on the GC&W:

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 01:54:46 AM »
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A few new vehicles for the layout, including a van trailer for Chapmans Freight Lines (became part of Motorways):




Several pick-up trucks for my British Columbia Railway employees at Chetwynd and Dawson Creek:




A trio of crew vans for same:




And some pick-up trucks for the employees at my future Canfor mill in Chetwynd:




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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 03:03:53 AM »
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This weeks festivities  :D

Lightly weathered a set of FTs and shortened the B-B coupling by 1/4"!


Cluttered up a little.


Added some rooftop details and changed the buildings in the backdrop image.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 04:36:22 AM »
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Stunning as always Russ @tehachapifan and Chris @Chris333
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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 09:02:32 AM »
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https://bridgehunter.com/ca/placer/190045/
The Street View is maneuverable .

I don't think that's a dual use bridge. It looks to me like the truss on the bottom has a some structure blocking what would be the entrance. Cool subject for a kitbash though. I often wonder just how they come up with what bridge to build in a specific location? Is it up to the architect? Does someone at the railroad decide? Is it dictated by access or construction considerations?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2016, 10:18:48 AM »
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Oakville has a new addition:



Yes, I just had to do it.  The backstory:  I grew up in the town where Dairy Queen soft serve was test marketed - and was a patron of the shop that did that test - and was treated to the delicious concoction from one of the original stores.  DQ and I have a LONG history.  And the town in which I now live got one a few years back, and maybe once a month the temptation is there and I just HAVE to.  Still tastes the same.



Naturally I added to the kit, using my local store as source.  I gave it a detailed, lit interior, complete with menu boards which can't be seen.  And around back is the drive thru menu board as well - I'll show that in a future post, along with a couple more frills to be added...

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 11:09:21 AM »
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I don't think that's a dual use bridge. It looks to me like the truss on the bottom has a some structure blocking what would be the entrance. Cool subject for a kitbash though. I often wonder just how they come up with what bridge to build in a specific location? Is it up to the architect? Does someone at the railroad decide? Is it dictated by access or construction considerations?

Craig

Craig, I bet the answer is simple: an earlier iteration of the bridge was the multi-span plate girder with steel towers. When the road underneath was widened, the towers were in the way and a much longer span was required. Rather then building a new bridge, the Pratt truss was an ingenious way to span the roadway while supporting the pre-existing deck above. As to who decides, most of the time the design is driven purely by engineering considerations and cost, and in most instances, the selection of a steel bridge type is a nobrainer.
Surprisingly, Auburn has two other bridges that are even more interesting than this one; if you like bridges, check out Bridgehunter.com, a great site.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2016, 11:32:46 AM »
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I haven't had much luck coming up with a track plan for my next layout so I went back to working on NS stuff.




This will be NS 7338.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2016, 11:36:06 AM »
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According to one site, the bridge underneath is the old US 40.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/4/16
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2016, 05:12:34 PM »
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I grew up near that bridge, in Sacramento. 
The bridge crosses I-80 in Auburn, CA East of Sacramento and West of Reno, NV.
It is the old SP line over Donner Pass and as Craig mentioned, there is bracing in the interior of the truss span and to my knowledge never carried a roadway of any sort.
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