RE: [FJGRailroad] High Bridge
- Paul,That's what I needed, ThanksSkip
Paul Larner <pklarner@...> wrote:
Skip, 108 feet long and 40 feet above the creek. Contact Steve Lamora in this group who made exceptionally realistic model and diorama of it.
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 16:28:36 +0000
Subject: [FJGRailroad] High BridgeI am now working on the second level of my new layout and "High Bridge"
will be one of the features. I would like to get some information on
this bridge and more pictures than are on the internet if anyone has
them. Foe instance how long is the bridge? A company has just came
out with a beautiful (and costly) bridge that looks good, but I dont
know whether it will look right. It has walkways on both sides of the
track. What do you think of this bridge for the High Bridge? It is
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- Aaron,Paul says it is 104 feet. That should be close enough for me. That makes it about 8 inches in N scale.Paul,As usual, I didn't get your reply. I'm going to try to find out why.Skip
Aaron Keller <akeller1979@...> wrote:I'd say that bridge is closer to 90 or maybe 100 feet long. An RS-3 is only 56 feet long and I don't think you could fit four of them on High Bridge.-Aaron
Paul Charland <p.charlie@...> wrote:
Hi Skip... if you get this,
High Bridge still stands and if I'm not mistaken is 200 feet long.
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- Hi Skip and All,
I've always gone by the photo in MR showing 21 hauling a Ma & Pa 40
boxcar over the bridge, the front of the unit is still over the creek,
not quite to the road and the boxcar appears to be just clear of the
abutment on the south end. The bridge itself appears to be a little
higher then the S-2, maybe 16 feet. The bridge can be divided into 8
equal segments (the "M" shapes being two segments). This would work out
to a spacing of 13 feet per segment, plus an extra foot to finish the
two ends. Thirteen feet is a little puzzling as engineers in those days
would commonly space things 8, 10, 12, or 16 feet apart.
When you are drawing a route for MSTS you have to download a program
that take US Geological Survey maps and satellite shots of the area
you're interested in and allows you to place markers on the map that you
later bring into MSTS to show you where your rail line goes, or rivers,
roads, tree lines, whatever you need to work on at the time. I placed a
marker at each end of High Bridge and when was placing track, the two
markers were 200 feet apart... seamed reasonable at the time.
If Steve Lamora's out there could you shed some light on this as I
obviously will need to draw High Bridge again and would like to get it
right this time!
Skip Barber wrote:
> Paul says it is 104 feet. That should be close enough for me. That
> makes it about 8 inches in N scale.
> As usual, I didn't get your reply. I'm going to try to find out why.
> Aaron Keller <akeller1979@...> wrote: I'd say that bridge
> is closer to 90 or maybe 100 feet long. An RS-3 is only 56 feet long
> and I don't think you could fit four of them on High Bridge.
> Paul Charland <p.charlie@...> wrote: Hi Skip... if you get
> High Bridge still stands and if I'm not mistaken is 200 feet long.