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  • #16
    Looks can be deceiving, this has been about a 7 month process. the last long section will take a total of 6 days to complete on and off. As for the anchoring of the bents at the base, Ed is a concrete junkie. I think he has used about 2 tons of concrete so far. The bents on all the curved areas are locked in concrete, the long trestle has wood as a base so they are nailed to the base. Once all the side supports are in it will be strong enough to stand on, but I'm not going to be the one to try. AS far as the bents go, using the same template even when the bent gets shorter. I debated about doing them each individually but it would take more time than I wanted to spend.

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    • #17
      Very impressive work, what is holding the bents together ? nails, screws, waterproof glue, other ?

      Now I want one... !

      Karl.A

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      • #18
        Nails and water proof glue.

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        • #19
          Today we finished the loop of track, still have to finish details on trestles but decided to run the K-36 around to test if it would make it. It worked great, took 4 minutes 49 seconds to complete the loop, man that is a long time. Definitely need about three trains running at once. Big rain storm coming in tonight for about a week so finishing will be put on hold for awhile. Will take pics when were done.

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          • #20
            I like the concrete idea. :up: :up:

            I used pressure treated wood as a sub-base for my garden RR and after 4 or 5 years it began to rot. The ties on the mainline were made from redwood and switch ties were mahogany. They showed no signs of rotting after 10 years, then I moved and no more GRR.
            Frank

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            • #21
              Ok, Saturday a break in the rain so I went into overdrive and finished the trestle. Here is a pic of finished product.


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              • #22
                Trestle on steroids. I see the lake in the distance. you're lucky to be on a high point.
                Frank

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                • #23
                  Holy Moly!!!

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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Jim Ellis


                    Holy Moly!!!


                    My sentiments exactly!

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                    • #25
                      Impressive!

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