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by Solomani
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 35932

Re: Truckee River Bridges

Andrew,

Thank you very much for the pictures. They help resolve some things I could not remember from my trip to see it last year.

John
by Solomani
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 9076

Re: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars

Andre,

I think you will enjoy the proxxon saw. I highly recommend the micrometer fence available from micromark called the "Accuriser II" for cutting small pieces. Also a zero clearance insert is a must.

John
by Solomani
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 9076

Re: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars

Hi all,

Any updates from Randy or Andre? Andre, if you have started I would love to see your progress.

- John
by Solomani
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Carter Brothers Swing Motion Trucks
Replies: 16
Views: 11473

Re: Carter Brothers Swing Motion Trucks

Craig,

Just curious what "impractically large" was?

- John
by Solomani
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Product Announcements and Reviews
Topic: New SPng roster book coming- and other book news.
Replies: 6
Views: 9846

Re: New SPng roster book coming- and other book news.

John,

Thanks for the heads up. All three of those books are of great interest to me so I will watch for them and start saving my sheckles.

-John
by Solomani
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 35932

Re: Truckee River Bridges

Hi Andrew,

I need to take you up on your offer. If you get a chance could you confirm that the Bridgeport Bridge does not have ties from the arch to the lower chord of the truss? As I recall, the arch was only bolted to the braces and laterals.

thank you in advance,

John
by Solomani
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 35932

Re: Truckee River Bridges

One more.
by Solomani
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Truckee River Bridges
Replies: 19
Views: 35932

Re: Truckee River Bridges

Here is my current progress. In this pic we are roughly the same angle as Hart stereograph #279 "Fourth Crossing of the Truckee river. This design is a 204' clearspan with the overall truss length of 226 feet.

John
by Solomani
Mon May 31, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 9076

Re: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars

Andre, I am the wrong guy to ask but I will reply with: Build it! don't worry about all the finicky little details unless you plan to enter it into a contest. I wish I could take my own advice though. I consistently worry about every little detail, like ship lap or just boards, and do not get much o...
by Solomani
Sat May 29, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: The Baldwin Styles; The Color and Architecture of U.S. Locom
Replies: 2
Views: 9521

Re: The Baldwin Styles; The Color and Architecture of U.S. Locom

David,

What a wonderful read. I learned quite a few things about a topic I had never really studied. Thank you for writing and sharing this document with us.

Craig, thank you for posting this!

-John