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Ken Huck

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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 04:13:43 PM »

Sorry Oldtimer, it's Spitfire fodder (ME109).  Once in a while I'll do a 1/32 scale aircraft. 
Got scads of 1/35 scale armor too.

...anyway, back to rairoad.  The next photos were taken following a train around the 'loop'.
My mainline is basically a double-folded dog-bone.

Starting at the top, near the main yard, after being made up, the train pulls away.



After going East it makes a leftward turn down a one and half percent grade.



After crossing Johnny's river and rounding the poor side of town, it reaches the ore mining area
of the layout.



Passing the mining area it enters its first tunnel.



Coming out of the tunnel on the lower level, it passes the coal mine at Hooterville.



Coming out of the second tunnel (while the caboose is still going in) it starts across
a large trestle.



Crossing the trestle it enters the double tunnel heading back up hill.  The entire train
will be completely in the tunnel this time before the engines exit.



Coming out of the tunnel, it would've entered a siding to set out/pick up any ore cars.



Now it's heading back up to the yards.



Back on level ground, it slows a bit before crossing another trestle.



After crossing the trestle (and crossing another), it approaches the yards.



Back where it started.



Hope you enjoyed the trip.

More to follow.

Ken
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2020, 07:26:36 PM »

Loved it. Nice little trip around the layout.

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2020, 07:50:53 PM »

Looks good Ken, Paul
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2020, 10:09:18 PM »

I like the way you did that so we could keep "track" of the route. It looks so much more complicated when looking at it from a distance but that is good.
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2020, 03:39:41 PM »

Another little update:

With the recent addition of a new country church and school, the poor old souls
in the poor side of town found themselves on the wrong side of Johnny's river so
they decided to build themselves a bridge.

First the void:



I decided to scratch-build something.  So, with three different sizes of match
sticks and split bamboo skewers I set off...



At this point, I wasn't sure what TYPE of bridge I wanted.  A simple truss of some sort
would've been a good choice.  I already had a couple of those.  Then I thought:
A covered bridge !

Next, I started on the lattice that would support the sheathing.



At this point I thought:  What have gotten myself into ?
This is how far I've gotten so far.  Cutting and splitting bamboo skewers takes a
while.



Hopefully, by the end of this quarantine, I'll have made more progress.

More to follow,
Ken

Gee, ...a plank roof or a shake one ?

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WoundedBear
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2020, 05:01:08 PM »

That's a lot of sticks man Grin

Little projects like this are always fun.

Sid
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Len

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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2020, 07:53:38 PM »

Did you do the upper beam using pegged halved bridled and squinted scarf joints?



Len
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2020, 09:48:39 PM »

I just knew I forgot something !  Roll Eyes
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2020, 03:30:27 PM »

A little more bridge update, I've started on the roof.





Work is going a little slower because of all the tedious cut (approximately), split (and split again), glue
(wait 24 hours to dry), then sand smooth...and glue the next piece.

More to follow,

Ken
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2020, 05:51:22 PM »

Back again with another update.

A couple of views from the back side:





Starting to work a little on the 'approach'.



...and here's what it looks like down the street.



Enjoy, more to follow.

Ken
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jonathan


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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2020, 08:28:55 PM »

Noice!

Appreciate all the effort for a small piece of scenery. Great stuff.

Regards,

Jonathan
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2020, 10:20:02 PM »

Thanks Jonathon, here's a bit more detail for scratch builders...



...and with the roof removed...



The Cowgirl Saloon out the back door...



With the roof removed.



...and the second floor removed.



And now for a 'covered bridge' update.





As you can see, I've been slowly working on the lattice and starting to experiment on the weathering.

Enjoy.  More to follow...

Ken


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Ken Huck

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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2020, 10:42:29 PM »

Well, I finally followed 'Larry, the cable guys' advice and I 'got 'er done'.















Whew ! ! !  There's about eight hundred little pieces of matchsticks and bamboo
skewer parts used making that bridge.  I am glad I'm finished.  I still have to work
some on the 'bridgeheads' and approaches so...

...more to follow.

Ken
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2020, 11:22:14 PM »

What a job. It looks great.
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jonathan


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« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2020, 07:50:50 AM »

Really nice covered bridge! Some serious effort.

Enjoyed watching the build.  Thanks for sharing...

Regards,

Jonathan
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