MILW Greg's Coast Division Layout part. 2

Greg Lussier Sep 9, 2006

  1. Greg Lussier

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    The title of my layout has changed (old was lines west) but the idea is still the same.

    I also created a new thread because the other was so long. A new project, thus a new thread.

    Anyhow, a little update on the construction of the Columbia River Bridge at Beverly! At the moment, I have set up a tabletop and some foam for the west end of the bridge. I am measuring and scaling right now. What you see before you is a 6-foot long tabletop. At the end of the tabletop is the beginning of the middle sand bar/island (eastward) in the Columbia River; this isn't even the middle point of the bridge. This is definitely going to be a big project!!!

    Don't worry about the tall tower lying in there. I will be cut down to the correct size soon.

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    Greg
     
  2. BoxcabE50

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    This is going to be VERY interesting!

    :D

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  3. HemiAdda2d

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    Just how long will this bridge be when done?? 20 feet?
     
  4. Kurt Moose

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    :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :cool:
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    The real thing- Bridge itself is over 3000 feet long. Plus whatever he adds at either end. So, without compressing, convert that to N.... !!!!! :eek:mg:

    :D

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  6. Greg Lussier

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    In N scale, 160 feet is equal to 1 foot in reality. So 3000 N scale feet divided by 160 feet equals 18.75 feet in reality.

    I hope I did that right. If I'm worng here in my math someone let me know. I just woke up and probably shouldn't be trying to figure this out quite yet.

    When I took a ruff estimate before I got this far in building it, I was thinking it would be around 15 to 16 feet long, as I am shorting each truss just a little bit. For example, every truss will have the correct number of diagonal beams but the will be just a little closer together. It is just enough to allow this thing to fit correctly in my storage area but still give off the right impression. I think that unless someone takes out an n scale ruler, it will look like it is to perfect scale. That is how remote of a difference the shorting will make.

    By the way, I just picked up a set of 6 deluxe inn. milw woodchip cars and was wondering if any of you know who makes loads for these things?
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Greg-

    How much will you be adding at each end? Looks like you're doing Beverly Junction?

    For chip loads, check:

    http://www.deluxeinnovations.com/scenery/scenloads01.html

    Also, did you get the six pack of chip cars? All different numbers? There is a seventh car! They sold a single, and the six pack.

    :D

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  8. Greg Lussier

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    Thanks Ken! I picked up the 6 pack. did not know the single had a different rd number. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

    On the east end there will be just a little bit of land, probably just before the first switch in Beverly yard.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Greg-

    Mine are no longer shrink wrapped. Mixed together. If you give me those numbers of the six you have, I can find that single number for you?

    :D

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    #'s
    276103
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    Thank you Ken.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    :teeth:

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    Worked a little more on the bridge. I now have a total of two finished trusses. These things take a long time to build when you’re doing it from scratch...

    Anyhow this a quick mock-up pic with some background colors. Nothing fancy but it got rid of the messy background that was actually shown.

    Bridge piers will come when all the trusses are finished.

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  13. BoxcabE50

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    When your module is finished, will we be viewing it primarily from the south side?

    :thumbs_up:

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    Right now I am still debating it. I have background photos of whichever direction I choose to view it from. My layout diagram currently shows it will be viewed from the south or looking towards the dam and vantage. the picture I just posted would have been taken from the northside as Beverly-Jct. is going to be to the right of the photo.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    That's what I thought.......

    :D

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  16. Kurt Moose

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    Your a very brave and dedicated man!! Keep up the awesome work and we all can't wait to see it, especially in person!! :eek:mg:
     
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    Thank you for all the encouragement guys. I guess you all deserve a treat for treating me so well. Hahaha!

    He is a little sneak peek of what I'm also currently building. It is the Boylston Depot. A rather rare and unseen depot due to is desolate location, should make modeling it rather unique. Boylston is located at the summit of the Boylston Mountains (which is kind of a small section of the Saddle Mountains) next to the west portal of the Johnson Creek Tunnel (#45) (AKA Boylston Tunnel). This would put it east of the Renslow Trestle.

    I will be working on both the Columbia River Bridge and Boylston, trading off and on. Still lots to do. There's no stopping me now!!!


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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    WOw! That bridge is really taking shape! Looking good!
     
  19. Kurt Moose

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    Ooooooh!! I love Milw. depots!:cool: Oh, and that pic that your using for your sig, one word, AWESOME!! I thought it was a real one for a second look!:teeth:
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Cool! Two fantastic projects at once! This is great!

    :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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