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by Ross A
Sun May 13, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Abutments are installed and painted, not quite what I was after but I am liking how they turned out.

Ross A
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Painted and Installed
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Bridge in place
by Ross A
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Well my bridge abutments came out closer to the disaster side,rather than what I was after. I experimented using Durham's water putty instead of plaster. It appears that you have to get the timing just right with the correct amount of drying time before carving the individual stones, to achieve the ...
by Ross A
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Re: Pin Connected Bridge

John,

May/June 2001 is the construction article, I believe the July/August issue covered installing it on Jim's layout.

Ross A
by Ross A
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Brian,

Thanks! Yes it's for my HOn3 PC&N Ry.

I managed to get the bridge abutments cast this weekend and the stones roughed in on them. I am trying something new on these, I should know in a couple days if this new technique is a winner or a disaster!

Ross A
by Ross A
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Just a cool old mine photo
Replies: 1
Views: 2453

Re: Just a cool old mine photo

John

Great mine picture, I will bookmark this one, may need something like it on my layout one day.

Ross A
by Ross A
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Re: Pin Connected Bridge

I have the Bridge painted but not yet weathered and have test fit it in place. Next up casting abutments..

Ross A
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Painted Grimey Black
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In place at Deception Cove
by Ross A
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Pin Connected Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 10296

Pin Connected Bridge

All, I am finishing up a Phoenix Column Pin Connected Bridge based on an old Gazette article by Jim Vail. Similar bridges were used on both the NPC and SPC. It will soon be used at Deception Cove on my freelanced PC&N Ry. It has been a fun scratch building project and researching these old bridges w...
by Ross A
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPng Box #67-finished
Replies: 2
Views: 2903

Re: SPng Box #67-finished

John,

Very nice looking Boxcar, I really like the color, it came out great.

As for the Chey.. My Grandfather had a 1940 that was in a wreck which took out the front end. My Dad is currently restoring it using the front end of a 41. I love that old truck...

Ross
by Ross A
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: DCC Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 4004

Re: DCC Recommendations

Andrew, I use a Lenz system and have had no problems. I also have a SPROGII that I use with DecoderPro to do all programming. I know several guys that swear by the NCE systems. Do not skimp on wiring! Use a heavy gauge main bus and run a feed wire to EVERY piece of rail, no exceptions. Also find a c...
by Ross A
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Freelance PC&N Ry Mogul
Replies: 3
Views: 3724

Re: Freelance PC&N Ry Mogul

John,

Thanks for the kind words! Now if I can figure out a way so that work doesn't interfere with railroading time.....

Ross