BRIDGES...let's see the bridges on your layout...and some real ones too, for reference....

RustyKamel, Your "No Fishin fishin hole" is a clever (I had wanted to say "cute" but thought you might not like that) concept, attractive and a treat for the eye. It makes ya' smile.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

luvindemtrains posted:
Moonson posted:

A view into the neighborhood around the double-track bridge, just a short way down the tracks from the Twin Bridges...

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FrankM.

What a view! You have captured such a beautiful view of Americana on your wonderful layout. Can't take my eyes of off the detail.

Beautiful!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

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Moonson posted:

Wow, Frank. I'm almost speechless.

I've always liked your work but if the lighting was just a little bit higher contrast to look like natural sunlight, you might have been able to pass this off as the real thing.

I couldn't resist playing with it to a degree, looking like an old b/w shot from a book:

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Just curious, has anyone ever made a purely scale model of the Hell Gate bridge on a layout? That thing's HUGE!

I believe a model railroad club actually did one as the archway over their entrance. If I recall correctly, it was about 16 feet long. The one I'd like to model (UP's Santa Ana River Viaduct) would be almost 20 feet long, but has multiple piers and arches.

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p51 posted:
Moonson posted:

Wow, Frank. I'm almost speechless.

I've always liked your work but if the lighting was just a little bit higher contrast to look like natural sunlight, you might have been able to pass this off as the real thing.

I couldn't resist playing with it to a degree, looking like an old b/w shot from a book:

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Wow, what great modeling!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

Moonson posted:

A view into the neighborhood around the double-track bridge, just a short way down the tracks from the Twin Bridges...

 

 

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FrankM.

This just perfectly captures the essence of urban scenery.    Somehow I'm picturing wedding memories at St Mary's.   

Rob M. ARHS # 3846 PRRT&HS # 8141 EPTC "Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, With An Engineer That's Brave..."

Candids around the previous and new layout, before and after:

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I found the Atlas bridges do not like to be  touched or handled so I made a dropped tray  with grip ovals and centering blocks and glued in track pieces on each end so the bridge it's self is only for decoration.

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The Lionel lift bridge and HD stool make ease of access up stream.

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Pond bottom made by cutting out three elevation lines on a 45 degree angle with a jig saw then reverse stacking them below the valley floor.

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The brass dowels position the bridge and supply wireless power to the bridge rails.

The dual magnets hold the bridge in place.

The micro switch below controls power to each of the approach tracks.

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p51 posted:

Just curious, has anyone ever made a purely scale model of the Hell Gate bridge on a layout? That thing's HUGE!

How about a view from the other side?  I took this from the roof of one of the power plant plant buildings in the background of your photo.

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This is one of my favorites.  Somewhere between a bridge and a tunnel.  This was built by the PRR.  There are two of these that are very similar in size about a mile from each other.  Somewhat debatable as to whether its a bridge fro the RR or a tunnel for the stream.  I simple refer to it as the keyhole.

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RULE292/Rob M, That ride/drive along Rt. 11 is such a peaceful experience. Of course. we can always jump up to the parallel Rt81 if we really want to zip along, but down there in that valley, to me, is a destination in itself. How far do you go along Rt.11 ? Every recreational chance available, I travel from deep inside Pennsylvania to Homer and Cortland, NY.

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Cortland, NY Main Street...

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The modeling possibilities for our hobby are endless.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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p51 posted:

One of my favorite bridges, the massive old PRR Susquehanna River bridge between Havre De Grave and Perryville, MD:

I had the privilege of transiting across it via MARC train for five years.  Now I see it daily from a distance while driving across the Thomas J Hatem Memorial Bridge

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Rule292 posted:
Moonson posted:

A view into the neighborhood around the double-track bridge, just a short way down the tracks from the Twin Bridges...

 

 

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FrankM.

This just perfectly captures the essence of urban scenery.    Somehow I'm picturing wedding memories at St Mary's.   

You have me grinning ear-to-ear, RULE292. Thank You, sir!

And Thank You, p51, for such a generous and enthusiastic compliment. You know I love your what you do with a layout, so getting approval from you is a special treat. Thanks again!

And a big Thank You to these voices for their recent "Likes" in reply to this photo:

briansilvermustang; pennsynut; trussman; Mark Boyce; Adriatic.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

Frank, you're very welcome. Any feedback you get it well-deserved and your work is very good.

Garrett76 posted:
p51 posted:

One of my favorite bridges, the massive old PRR Susquehanna River bridge between Havre De Grave and Perryville, MD:

I had the privilege of transiting across it via MARC train for five years.  Now I see it daily from a distance while driving across the Thomas J Hatem Memorial Bridge

I was at Aderdeen Proving Grounds on two occasions (once for over 6 months) in 1997 and 1998. I spent a lot time watching trains going over this bridge. Didn't spend much time on the Perryville side as that's a toll to cross to the other side of the river. If I did that, I usually also went down to the Port Deposit line hoping to catch something there (which of course never happened).

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John z563 posted:
p51 posted:

Just curious, has anyone ever made a purely scale model of the Hell Gate bridge on a layout? That thing's HUGE!

How about a view from the other side?  I took this from the roof of one of the power plant plant buildings in the background of your photo.

PA032822

This is one of my favorites.  Somewhere between a bridge and a tunnel.  This was built by the PRR.  There are two of these that are very similar in size about a mile from each other.  Somewhat debatable as to whether its a bridge fro the RR or a tunnel for the stream.  I simple refer to it as the keyhole.

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Fine artist and engineer Chris Burden did I believe those most accurate 1/48 Hell Gate

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OK - one I found in some old family snapshots, just this summer. Not a good closeup, but, here you go: 

1938, Mobile, in a river named "Chickasabogue", which is French-ified Choctaw/etc. meaning "water of the Chickasaws". It flows into the Mobile River just above the harbor area (out of sight to the right).

That's the Louisville and Nashville (now CSX) swing bridge over the mouth of Chickasabogue. It's still there, and still used. 

The outboard motor is probably collectible, now.

JAL-circa-1938a

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CBS072 posted:

Small bridge near Dodge City Kansas on old Santa Fe tracks.  Santa Fe used old rail to make the bridge.

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What a great prototypical find this bridge is.....and easy to build on a layout!  I'll be putting one on my layout.

-Greg

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Two cruelly kitbashed MTH bridges.  I wanted them to look like the prototype outside of Trenton, which resulted in breaking virtually every truss member and reconfiguring them. As a result, I had to embed two aluminum box rail extrusions running the length of the bridge to hold it up:

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