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Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Joe Lovett, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I finished the diagonal braces needed for the main span bridge this afternoon. Now I have all of the items needed to cut the two track bridge to make it a single track bridge. Will make the cuts when the other two bridges find their way to our home in about two weeks. I still need to make some gussets for the middle of each diagonal brace.

    Joe

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  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Wednesday I bought a 40 pack of 1-1/2 to 3 inches of medium green trees and two 9 pack 3 to 3-1/2 inches of fall color trees. Also got some Dremel high speed cutters, a couple of cutoff disc mandrels and a Stanley staple gun. The staple gun is for hanging up Christmas lights on our front door and patio area which I will do tomorrow afternoon. Cynthia made a new Christmas wreath the other day and it's hanging on the front door, she did a great job on it. I will take another photo of the wreath tomorrow afternoon because the one below is dark.

    Joe

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  3. Joe Lovett

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    Tonight I installed the roadbed on module 05 for the approaches to the Arkansas River bridge. It wasn't much but at least I was able to work on the layout for a short amount of time. The other project tonight is making nine gussets for the middle of the diagonal braces.

    Joe
     
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hey Joe. Pictures!!!! We like to see pictures! I am very interested in your single tracking of this bridge. I wonder if anyone has modeled a lift bridge around Tulsa.
    I live out in the arid west, 8-11" of rain a year, weather we need it or not. A river that hosts such large crossings and barge traffic is a wonderful modeling opportunity.
     
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Here you go Tom and Frisco friends, photos of the roadbed on module 05 that was done last night. Sorry I didn't post them earlier.

    Cynthia and I have been busy with Christmas decorations, we finished the tree this afternoon and the only thing left is three or four strands of lights outside. Somehow we lost our dated bulbs in the last move, we had one for every year since 1982 for a total of 36 years. We're very upset about it. There was several other decorations missing too, altogether it is a huge loss.
    Joe
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That's cool Joe. Single tracking a section of RR certainly makes for interesting operation opportunities. A lot of my MRR buddies just don't seem to understand that there can a lot of sitting and waiting on other trains in RRing. I wish I had a dollar for every minute I have sat in a siding waiting on Amslack to go by, or around me. I have sat in a siding 100 miles away from Amslack, when there were sidings available every ten minutes. Just poor dispatching. Anyway, great modeling Joe. Looking FWD to more pics.
     
  7. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you Tom, I'm looking forward to the bridge project. Cutting up the main span bridge is going to be a little challenging but think it will be okay. There is a plan.

    Your support is greatly appreciated!!!

    Joe
     
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  8. Joe Lovett

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    Tonight I cut out and installed the gussets for the diagonal braces needed for the main span bridge. Only took about a half hour to do but three days to get to it. Ha

    Joe

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  9. Joe Lovett

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    I started to work on the Ft. Smith Depot again to help my mind on something besides medical stuff. Have the base and walls cut out and now I'm laying out the doors and windows. Finally get the chance to use the nibbler that I bought several years ago. Will post a photo later.

    Joe
     
  10. Joe Lovett

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    I'm going to take the Ft Smith Depot project with me to the hospital so it will help pass the time. Came home to feed the dogs, myself and do a couple of chores.

    Joe
     
  11. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I went to Hobby Town this afternoon and bought a N scale Kato steel truss bridge that is 10 inches long and I have the third bridge on order from eBay. Once I get all three together will cut the main span in half and the bridge I bought today cut off around 3 inches to blend in with the lift towers. Looks like a busy time coming up soon, I'm getting excited about the bridge project.

    Joe

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  12. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Coming together!
     
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  13. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I received the last bridge needed for the Arkansas River Bridge project today in the mail. Going to take it to the hospital when I go back after dinner and start building the kit, photo coming soon.

    Joe
     
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  14. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Here's the new bridge.

    Joe

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  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice. Looking forward to seeing this one come together!
     
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