Bridgeport, harbor -1888

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Bill Pontin

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    The Valley NTrak has a member who is constructing a new module. I posted earlier pictures of his initial layout under the "Valley NTrak corner modules" thread. Took pictures of Richard's progress today. . . just amazing, thought it would be of interest to everyone. He is modeling Bridgeport harbor during the year 1888.

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    Working from library books and pictures. like the one above, he is making progress

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  3. Bill Pontin

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    He chose 1888 because that is when the new iron swing bridge over the Pequonnock River was opened

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    Yup, that is an elephant on the bridge. Seems P.T. Barnum arranged to have it tested with twelve elephants.

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    Richard is casting up more elephants and wants to depict the entire event on his module. He is starting to detail some of the waterfront. He plans on having a lot of actual animation on his module.

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    Here he setting up the track ramp for the freight car ferry that ran at that time.

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  7. Bill Pontin

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    another shot

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    I'll post more of Richard's progress as it progresses.
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    WOW

    That is one great looking module alot of great modeling went into it so far and plenty more to come I'm sure.Definately let us see the progress.
  10. Tyson Rayles

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    Got my attention! :cool:
  11. Strthoky

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    bill,

    how do you get the rails to stay in gauge? it must be hand layed then.. man hand laid n scale... hurts my eyes just thinking bout it.. looks awesome..
  12. RI541

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    That sure is some very nice work, The man must have alot of paitance. Please keep us posted.:) :)
  13. Blake

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    Great work, great concept. Give us more!!