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by Solomani
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: Arizona's incredible Bradshaw Mountain Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 12470

Re: Arizona's incredible Bradshaw Mountain Railway

A right of way made when labor was relatively cheap. There was a lot of work in making that stone retaining wall.

-John
by Solomani
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: A Little Something We've Been Working On
Replies: 47
Views: 94401

Re: A Little Something We've Been Working On

Those F scale angle iron pilots are looking quite nice! I have two of the bachmann 4-4-0's #4 the Eureka and one in Lake and Russia Iron I plan to make into #5, the Palisade. At what year did those two locomotives get their angle iron pilots?

John
by Solomani
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Nevada Short Line #1
Replies: 4
Views: 4140

Re: Nevada Short Line #1

Futz... turns out I don't have that issue but I do have an extra Colorado Rail annual #13 if anyone wants to trade.
by Solomani
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Nevada Short Line #1
Replies: 4
Views: 4140

Re: Nevada Short Line #1

Hi Greg,

Thank you for the detail. Any known photos of it in it's Utah Northern livery?

John
by Solomani
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Nevada Short Line #1
Replies: 4
Views: 4140

Nevada Short Line #1

I grew up spending time prospecting with my Dad and we spent a lot of time in the Star range in which the Nevada Short Line ran up from Oreana up through Rochester canyon to Nenzel hill. Our mine was the next canyon north in Limerick canyon and I still have part ownership of the mine there. We dId n...
by Solomani
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: A Swedish NG Mallet in Gmax
Replies: 2
Views: 7783

Re: A Swedish NG Mallet in Gmax

Nicely done. Trainz has gotten better and better largely due to folks like yourself that have put the effort in to expand the available content. It is both fun and daunting to create an entire railroad in 1:1 scale!

-John
by Solomani
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: V&T wooden ore cars
Replies: 48
Views: 68708

Re: V&T wooden ore cars

Andrew, snooping around on the Delaware site above I came across this: Jackson and sharp dump car blow up past together 3-4-0291.jpg It is the rocker type but it does have a similarity to the V&T/C&C cars in the center beam that runs through the rocker. No idea of course if this is what was used but...
by Solomani
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 34038

Re: Truckee River Bridges

One more Photo from Alfred Hart
by Solomani
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 34038

Re: Truckee River Bridges

The "bridge within a bridge'" section that spans the area where the arches cross the lower truss is interesting. The carpenters on these bridges did quite a bit of custom cutting to fit the deck timbers into the braces. The bridge under-rail-runner timbers and connecting ties is something I have onl...
by Solomani
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 34038

Re: Truckee River Bridges

I am now largely complete on the through truss. There are still some details to change based on the latest photos I found and there will be some things I will not change unless I can figure them out. 1) Leaving the plates on the truss beams. I can't see anywhere in the photos that there are plates t...