Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday Update - Best Laid Plans

Sunday Update

Well, as they say "best laid plans". The curve on deck 2 in the middle peninsula had to be redone. Will post pictures later.

The issue was the 2 bridges the creek was needing. I could not get a good straight section to build the Pratt Truss steel bridges. This was corrected by moving the creek to the outside of the creek eliminating the 2 bridges. Checking the Colorado Central book, this is more prototype, only issue is Elk Creek will be seen from the back, not from, this should provide a different prospective then more commonly seen.

Here is the new view, note creek on outside of 180degree turn on left.  Click to enlarge.

This is original. 
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The change requires adding to mountain, filling old creek and cutting new. All in all about 16' and 2 turn-outs need to be changed.

Also looking at roadbed in Prototype pictures. Seems there is a little raise for roadbed. So will add N scale cork roadbed over black board. This has advantage in that it makes lining up bridges easier.

Thanks Cameron

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