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Date: 10/07/21 16:36
Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: CNW

Since January of this year, I've been involved with building a new section of my HO scale layout.  In a nutshell, my layout is based on the C&NW's Winona Subdivision in southeastern Minnesota in the 1976-era.  The new part of the layout is based on the area west of Winona, MN, where the railroad climbed a westbound 1.7% grade through rugged terrain out of the Mississippi River Valley.  The layout was built like the prototype, with the 1.7% grade.  I'm about 90% finished with the new section, which has a couple of neat bridges.  Here is bridge M-31 which was built using two Micro Engineering 50-foot spans.  The abutments and pier were scratchbuilt using PVC ceiling tile material.  Follow the link below to see my post that shows the abutments under construction:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,5267744,5267744#msg-5267744

In the future, I hope to make additional posts showing more details of my new layout section.

Dennis



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/21 18:26 by CNW.








Date: 10/07/21 17:17
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: Frisco1522

Your work is impeccable!



Date: 10/07/21 17:27
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: BNModeler

Boy is that beautiful!!!!



Date: 10/08/21 06:55
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: boejoe

Great weathering job on the motive power.



Date: 10/08/21 11:51
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: SP1984

Incredible looking scene!!! Just beautiful!!  How deep is the bench-work at this location? To my eye it has a lot of visual depth.



Date: 10/08/21 14:49
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: SP4360

Very nice and convincing scene.



Date: 10/08/21 15:18
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: LarryDoyle

PVC Ceiling Tile.  What a concept!  I rushed out to Menards and bought some today, pushed my wifes stuff aside in HER workroom and started playing with it.  You've solved a problem for me - how to model a cut stone (ashlar) structure for a feed mill on my G scale road.

Thanks!!


-John aka Larry Doyle
 



Date: 10/08/21 15:42
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: CNW

SP1984 Wrote:
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> Incredible looking scene!!! Just beautiful!!  How
> deep is the bench-work at this location? To my eye
> it has a lot of visual depth.

The benchwork is 12" deep at that location.  The narrow benchwork keeps the amount of scenery to a minimum.

Dennis



Date: 10/08/21 16:58
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: dmaffei

CNW Wrote:
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> The benchwork is 12" deep at that location.  The
> narrow benchwork keeps the amount of scenery to a
> minimum.

And when it's done correctly like yours with backdrop, it looks wider than 12 inches.
Nice job!



Date: 10/08/21 20:17
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: UPguy

Awesome Work!



Date: 10/09/21 10:46
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: RFandPFan

Excellent modeling!



Date: 10/09/21 14:27
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: TomG

CNW what are using for lighting in the third picture? Spot on for brightness and color.

Tom
Northern, CA



Date: 10/09/21 16:19
Re: Building Bridges - Part 2
Author: CNW

TomG Wrote:
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> CNW what are using for lighting in the third
> picture? Spot on for brightness and color.

The third photo was taken after I installed the 3000k flood lamps.

Dennis




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