At the recent end of October GSMTS in Timonium MD, couldn’t resist adding this item
Great day visiting the Vermont Rail yards at Burlington, right on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Will post more from that day in other posts
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.
Rapids not quite finished. but moving along, flowing off the front of the layout.
Moving on from two posts ago, working with the water
showing a detail of tree branch in the water
Adding more layers including highlights and foam
After the second pour was cast and fully cured, I started to detail and assemble the bridge.
Then enlarging the grooves with a file, and then a steel rod of the right diameter.
I also filed bevels on the vertical edges of the small arches
I then painted the inside walls of the bridge with aged concrete
In a future post I’ll talk about painting, weathering and installing the bridge in the layout
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
Starting to set up various areas of my layout in different weather and time of day scenarios. will in the future try to photograph the same scene in different looks.
Here an Intermountain Box car with some lashing rain
After leaving Greely, I went with my friends to Buena Vista CO, a very beautiful area, looking out from their house at 14,000 ft peaks.
Another surprise, was that in the Chafee county courthouse housing the Buena Vista Heritage Museum had a model train exhibit, begun in 1984, all about the railroads and mining in the upper Arkansas River Valley.
An old photograph showing some of the early building of the model railroad
As I said in the last post, There were visits to several model railway exhibits. The first one was the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley Colorado. This Railroad has been featured in Model Railroader magazine as well as other publications. It is very well done and has walk ins between peninsulas as well as a balcony giving a good birds eye view of the whole scene from a long walkway.
Another view from the balcony. Model railroad is about 5,500 square ft.
And a view down on Coos Bay at the other end of the display.