Thanks for the kind words guys.

lancer the trestle are from custom model railroads - they are a forum sponsor link above at trainlayouts.com  I worked with stan, super easy to work with and reading able price.  I have some more parts to add a elevated mainline and an elevated subway line.  Great stuff.  I painted and weathered it, but they come assembled. 

Continued to work on the trestles and added two more elevated lines.  The green one will be an elevated subway line that will loop around the elevated city.  The middle one that is currently brown (yet to be painted) will be for the upper mainline.

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Where did you get the trestles  in this picture ? Thanks

Rich, fantastic looking stuff.  Love the different levels you're building.  I have five on my table layout.  Adore the turn over the gorge.  Of all the great things you have in the pics, the Topside Creeper is right up there with the layout!!

Jerry

Nice work Rich....it does look great. Try not to show off everything so that you can write a feature article for the magazine at some point. I know Mr. Allan likes to have some fresh pictures to share with the viewers! 

Just saying...your layout would look good in the magazine. 

Donald

BatTrain posted:
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As always open for comments and suggestions.

Where did you get the trestles  in this picture ? Thanks

These trestles came from custom model railroads - link above at trainlayouts.com. They area forum sponsor.  I worked with them first at York, then some back and forth to get the plan figured out.  I am really happy with how things are going.

Awesome work Rich! One question I have which I guess is an in general question, when you are running your elevated lines do you worry about it blocking off scenery/buildings behind them. This referring to the ones that pass closer to where you stand and not further back. Reason I ask is because I’m wanting to add one to my layout but everything I’ve come up with just seems like it would be blocking too much of the scenery/buildings behind it. Anyways enough ramblings from me haha. 

Good question Lance.  

I had a different version of an elevated line before, and it didn’t block the view.  In addition if you notice the wall and platform, it is designed to hold city buildings to make them taller.  In my case the layout has tiers, so you can see the scenery.

 

Rich, coming along great. Love all the updates. It is exciting to see each new addition. Looking forward to what you do next. All of your work is excellent.

Tom

Richie C. posted:

Great work, Rich.

I may have missed it, but how did you determine what the finished height of the elevated track would be ?

I measured the height off the table from the section of track that is in a "hill" and already in place, then subtracted the girder section, that left the height of the supports.  once I had that, on the other end of the elevated section, i had other track to match to. that height was  bit different, so there is a small grade over about 6-7 ft.

Once I had that track height, I used the same for the elevated subway line.  Now if your question was how did I originally pick the track height of the "hill" Section, that was related to the clearance of the track below with an MTH bridge that I have since replaced.  While I do measure and draw out things, I also freelance a bunch, so it is mostly a case of trial and error based on what I think looks the best.

 

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