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RCGRS – Annual Railway Tour (Pt 3)

Track & Bridges Part 1 of the RCGRS Tour is here. As one can tell from other posts, I particularly like track and bridge-work, as that has some of the most interesting complexity and engineering that is not motive power or rolling stock. A nice trestle on the Whisky Creek & Bear Mountain to the […]

Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Show & Sale

We visited the WCMRR Club Show & Sale on April 19, 2015. The event was mostly a sale, but there were some nice model train displays. In order of scale, smallest to largest: N scale – very nice, small layout. HO scale – the WCMRR Club modular layout.   O27 (Lionel) scale – classic three […]

Wooden Howe Truss Bridge, part 2

See part 1 here. The SPJRR Howe Truss Bridge kit usually has stringers for track laid during the construction of the deck. I decided to take a different approach. I wanted a more realistic depiction of the type of stringers real railroads used on wooden bridges and trestles. And, I was going to take advantage […]