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MarkF
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Posted - 02/19/2017 :  5:36:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The photos look great James! I do love the low angle shots. How did the op session go?

Dave, you need to just jump in and learn. Its fun!


Mark

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/19/2017 :  7:20:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
James that was quite a float facility. Thanks for showing me.


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danielb
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  02:08:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That bridge is looking wonderful, and the ops session looked fun! :D

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jbvb
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Posted - 02/22/2017 :  11:23:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mark & Daniel. You're welcome, Frank.

Today I got the basic bridge model pretty much complete - paint is drying on the truss enclosure roofs, they should go on tomorrow.



B&M 6113 by Rapido westbound.



My model of 3821, the B&M's only E-8, goes back to the first run of P2K E-8s, probably more than 15 years ago.



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  12:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
After my last post, I spent a week at an all-you-can-drink place on the Mayan Rivera - not my first choice but a friend group demanded a swim-up bar. Returning to frigid weather, paperwork and doing a styrene scratchbuilding clinic for the Seacoast Division, I only just got back to the layout:



Rapido's Phase II (New Look) RDC is another beautiful model. But its pilot is much pickier about vertical curves in the track; it derails at several places which don't bother the Phase I model at all. Filing will be required, but before I start I'll get out the RDC books and see how much clearance the prototype had.

The other bit of progress visible here is Tichy #8016 NBW castings on the guard timbers. After a slow start, I got fairly adept at installing them - the recommended #77 drill is a light press fit, which worked fine once I got out serrated-jaw tweezers. Motivation: Hoping the Rowley River Bridge earns a Merit Award when evaluated for Master Builder - Structures.



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Tyson Rayles
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Orionvp17
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Pete
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jbvb
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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  12:05:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The box pony truss got its last NBWs this evening. Then I installed the sidewalk curb and paved it. Final photos will go in its own thread and the challenge if the paving dries satisfactorily.



I'm happy to see there's at least one angle where NBWs are visible: representing bolts holding up the floor beams in this case. The bolt securing the brace to the outrigger beam is also in the picture, but I can only make it out in the original. The ends of the tension members in the trusses are only visible when it's upside down in a good light.



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MarkF
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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  10:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Two great looking pics James. I especially like the one above showing off the guard timbers which look great. Your a patient man to install all of those N&B castings!

Mark

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jbvb
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  6:37:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark, using serrated-jaw medical tweezers got the patience required well below that required of a saint. They were given to me by my Dr. who said they'd otherwise go to scrap after one use.

Today I finished installing the Chipman St. boxed pony truss bridge.



It's been lightly weathered with A&I, still need to get out a candle to do smoke stains.



Once I finish the backdrop and scenery in the area, I'll try these again with lighting over and above my room lights.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  7:54:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, James!

Congratulations!

Pete
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