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 Posted: Thu May 5th, 2011 04:53 am
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Wow, that will be some arch when completed...very impressive. Your 1:48 passengers shouldn't look down!

I'm glad you are able to do this without impacting much of your amazing scenery. What is that structure on the hilltop? It appears to be a smaller rendition of Tumacacori perhaps?



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 Posted: Thu May 5th, 2011 05:25 am
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Good eye-that was an early attempt at modelling Tumacacori



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 Posted: Thu May 5th, 2011 02:23 pm
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Boy that is a spectacular bridge. Glad your able to resurrect it. It fits very well. The proportions look fine.
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Duane, Thats going to be a stunning scene when it is finished!


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WOW! That bridge will be something! Be sure to send out a pop car to check the rails before running trains over each day! I doubt much would survive a trip to the canyon floor.



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Thanks Sledhead, btw, whats a pop car?



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 Posted: Mon May 16th, 2011 01:57 am
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I guess that's the term the old tymers used for speeders. I guess it's because the old one cylinder IC engine would produce a pronounced "pop-pop-pop" exhaust.

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gotcha. I think I actually have one that would make a good guinea pig when the time comes.



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Getting a little closer to getting trains running! These things take time when the head engineer evidently cant read a level.... I'm thinking about shortening the girder approach as it kinda competes with the arch span. Also, what does everyone think of the silver paint? Im not loving it but dont know what color would look right: 






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Looking good! Regarding the long plate girder section, it appears as long as the arch section. Is a second arch prohibitive? I am sure it would be a lot more work, and not essential. You might consider adding a bent at the center of the plate girder span to visually accent the greater span of the arch. Just some thoughts from a non-engineer who isn't very experienced building bridges.

Silver says Feather River Canyon to me...although the D&RGW had some silver bridges. Somehow, black bridges seem to fit the desert scenery better in my mind for some reason...with some rust patina, of course.

It's always a treat to see your canyon scenery, Duane, even when under construction. Good luck on the progress!



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