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Date: 03/25/20 05:56
Right of Way Drainage
Author: MrMRL

Been working on some oh-so-important drainage along the mainline at the HO Scale California Southern Model Railroad Club. Walthers has very recently released the perfect plactic kit with several options of concrete culvert drain pipes/ports. Along with the Walthers culverts, We've been mating them with several awesome 3D printed(?) corrugated pipes offered by Grain Belt Models. https://www.iascaled.com/store/GBM They make several different diameter pipes that could feasibly be used for freight car loads as well. I cut off about a 20 (scale foot) section of 3/8" diameter pipe, glued it behind the Walthers parts and inserted into the existing scenery.






Date: 03/25/20 05:56
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: MrMRL

Hacking a bit into the existing plaster and blue foam scenery with a box cutter and X-acto knife was quite simple with the help of a shop vac for debris cleanup. The drains were glued in place with simple white glue, then DAP spackeling compound was carefully dabed into place to fill the voids. It is setting as I type so after a day or so, some color, ground foam, and bushes should help to round off the various scenes.

~ Mr. MRL






Date: 03/25/20 09:10
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: D0wnt1me

Very nice! Gotta keep busy during quaratine somehow!

-Dean



Date: 03/25/20 12:08
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: MrMRL

D0wnt1me Wrote:
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> Very nice! Gotta keep busy during quaratine
> somehow!
>
> -Dean


Oh I'm still keeping busy, no problems there. Us RRers (with enough seniority) are still moving freight in CA, during the lockdown.

~ Mr. MRL



Date: 03/25/20 12:18
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: up833

If you get much water out the culvert there will be a major bank washout.  Extend tje pipe outside the culvert a few feet, install a 45 degree elbow and drop the pipe down slope to get water away from the roadbed.  What you did looks very nice. Drainage is often overlooked on models.
RB



Date: 03/25/20 12:18
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: santafedan

Good to see that the railroad is safe from those big rains.



Date: 03/26/20 04:21
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: MrMRL

santafedan Wrote:
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> Good to see that the railroad is safe from those
> big rains.


They seem to be becoming increasingly rare here is Southern California, but hey, the layout is still prepared...

~ Mr. MRL



Date: 03/26/20 07:45
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: SPDRGWfan

MrMRL Wrote:
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> santafedan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good to see that the railroad is safe from
> those
> > big rains.
>
>
> They seem to be becoming increasingly rare here is
> Southern California, but hey, the layout is still
> prepared...
>
> ~ Mr. MRL

Sounds like a song to me!

BTW, what are the plans for the bare steep areas, any rock outcrop carvings planned?  Or is it massive sand stone which tends to weather smooth.  The area I am planning to model would include Ruby Canyon near the Utah/Colorado border and there are massive sandtones there.



Date: 03/26/20 13:34
Re: Right of Way Drainage
Author: santafedan

I love that canyon.
SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> MrMRL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > santafedan Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Good to see that the railroad is safe from
> > those
> > > big rains.
> >
> >
> > They seem to be becoming increasingly rare here
> is
> > Southern California, but hey, the layout is
> still
> > prepared...
> >
> > ~ Mr. MRL
>
> Sounds like a song to me!
>
> BTW, what are the plans for the bare steep areas,
> any rock outcrop carvings planned?  Or is it
> massive sand stone which tends to weather
> smooth.  The area I am planning to model would
> include Ruby Canyon near the Utah/Colorado border
> and there are massive sandtones there.



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