PRR Panhandle 2.0

All:

I very much appreciate the kind comments and encouragement.  It means a lot to me.  And if you haven't done so already, please "Like" the topic and follow along.

Thanks again!

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:

George, any progress?

Dave, unfortunately not.  Thanksgiving was all about visits by the kids, grandson, and family.  And I recently took a part-time job to support the train fix.

So, no.      I'm doing some retirement related stuff this week and hope to get back into the layout next week.

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

Understandable George, we all have stuff like that which becomes more important than our train fix. I had thought my notifications were taking a dump because I was not seeing comments on some I follow. Good to know you're still out there taking time for the important stuff, and, all will come in due time as they say.

Updated 12/12/2018:

It's been awhile (a month   since I posted some progress.  In that time I have acquired a part-time job.  Anyhow, I managed to get some time this morning to attach the bridge to its western (Steubenville) abutment.

The first step was to cut and place wedges at the correct angle between the abutment and the wall attached to the bridge.
This is the southern end of the western abutment (nearest the viewer). It shows the wedge from the top.

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Here is the view from underneath (actually within) the abutment.  I used a 3" screw to fasten the benchwork, the wedges, and the wall holding the bridge.

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This photo shows a top view of the wedges at the northern end of the western abutment (farthest away from the viewer).

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I used a piece of tape as the depth indicator when deciding how far I should drill.  I didn't want to penetrate the wall holding the bridge.

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Underneath the abutment we are looking at screw that holds together the benchwork, wedges, and wall attached to the bridge.

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And finally, here's the "L" reinforcement holding the wall to the river bed piece of benchwork.

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More when I know it.  

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

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Thanks guys!  The precision is necessary to make sure the bridge goes into the correct position.  It's got to be a certain distance from the wall at the eastern end to allow for the proper roadbed cross-section.  So my work needs to be precise for that as well.  And for the placement of the piers relative to the bridge.

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

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