At the recent end of October GSMTS in Timonium MD, couldn’t resist adding this item
Getting track in place on the concrete bridge including ballast.
Still need to weather the track and the bridge.
Another view of the area from under the bridge.
Putting the arch bridge in place and starting to embed it into the landscape.
Next laying the track on the bridge, more growth along the water and weathering the bridge and the rock castings
The Walnut lane bridge was certainly most of my wanting to reproduce something similar in HO scale. Although the Walnut lane bridge is a roadway bridge with cantilevered sidewalks, the main structural elements for a railroad bridge would be similar, and I did not try to reproduce an exact copy this bridge, which is right in my neighborhood.
The bridge was built in 1908 and at that time was the longest masonry arch span in the world, just now finishing a restoration.
Back, finally, to casting the second side of my arch bridge, so to bring things up to date, here are a few shots of the mold and initial pour.
and leveling off
Then back to the present starting the second pour
I’ll continue detailing and assembly in the next post
Some Photos showing progress, and also trying arrangements of structures for the engine servicing facility, and how these would photograph in different light (time of day-or weather)
Final early morning light Photo.
The Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture museum in North Adams Mass. 83,000 square feet with 40 foot ceilings to accommodate 35 foot tall Empire State Building.
The article can be accessed here Extreme Model Railroad and Architecture Museum
Decided to add wood planking to a New Jersey International signal bridge. Thought it would add a bit of color and some signal bridges did include that feature.
The Museum of Science and Industry has a model train display that is really much more than just a train layout. It is about transportation, and how the railroads move goods from place to place.
The fact that it is beautifully crafted, with scale large sections of Chicago and Seattle and the industries , plains, mountains etc in between, makes it a modelers must see if you are in Chicago.
The buildings in Chicago are true to the sections of the city that is being modeled. Two times an hour there is a short night segment to show the display in that setting.
Of course along the way showing double stack containers, mountain bridges and peaks, not to mention some human interest in a stream
Finally ending up in downtown Seattle including the docks.