Fingers Crossed & A Prayer

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  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    The engineer of this K&I switcher is really earning his pay today, as he eases his branchline consist over a mountain stream on this aging timber trestle.:eek:

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Nice shot Charlie!

    Gary
  3. davidstrains

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    good job Charlie. Like the entire scene:)
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    You know Charlie, there something special about a timber trestle, Rickety or not. I just love the scene, great scenery as well as a nice photo.
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  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Thanks guys! :)
  6. Casey Feedwater

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    I've got agree with Shamus, Charlie. There's just something special about a timber trestle...:p

    Very nicely done! :cool: :)
  7. spitfire

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    Really nice Charlie! I also like the debris around the riverbank. You do great work.

    cheers
    :D Val
  8. Clerk

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    Great photo. Like Shamus, I also like timber trestles
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Charlie,
    I'm confused, didn't I see an old picture of that same trestle, being crossed by an american 4-4-0???
    Are you using Kettlestacks embalming fluid instead of creosote on those trestle bents???
    Oh! It's a "stone" trestle, not aging, fossilized!!:D :D :D :D


    Beautiful shot!, the river looks great!
    Pete
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    WOW!!!!!

    You can almost see the engineer "lifing his feet" so as not to disturb the bridge..

    Great Shot!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    ~~Mikey
  11. Tyson Rayles

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    Nice Charlie, love the trees and debris along the river bank.
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    Nice job Charlie! The water and the trestle looks great.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    Marty
  13. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great photo and great detail in the scene itself.
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great modelling and photography Charlie
  15. Railery

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    Good picture Charlie. i like how it shadowed and blends in with the backdrop. :D
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    Hey Charlie, Great picture!!!:)
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    What did you use for water there Charlie? I can see ripples that make me believe the trestle timbers are a shakin'! Very nice!
    Ralph
  18. Drew Toner

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    Fingers crossed and a prayer...for sure. I'll bet that that bridge is restricted to light weight power only. Heaven help the guy in the SD-40!!!

    Drew
  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Hey,
    Thanks to everyone for all the kind words! :)
    Ralph,
    The "water" is 4 or 5 coats of acrylic gloss medium...
    Drew,
    You're right to be worried about the weight! It's 1960 here in K&I country (no SD40's yet), & that trestle is going into its 7th decade of service...it was designed for much smaller equipment, & much to the train crews' relief, it will soon be replaced by a steel & concrete structure.
  20. Drew Toner

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    Hey, 70 years for a wooden trestle, you gotta like that!! Look forward to seeing the new one as it's being built;) ;)

    Drew