Trouble on the trestle bridge

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  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    There was a slight calamity on the trestle bride today; some logs broke loose and started down the bank and narrowly missing the shack.

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    Along came the McGiffert log loader to retrieve the logs and try and make the track passable for further traffic.

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    The McGiffert was hard pushed to swing out very far because the guide ropes for the heel boom were in the way.

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    However, Mrs Mac couldn’t care less and carried on putting out the washing.

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    The work is still in progress and loco’s are indeed backing up and waiting for the trestle bridge to clear.

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    Shamus
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  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Wow, Paul, that was a near miss for Mrs. Mac's shack! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I'm only glad that the log spill didn't destroy the wood bridge, because I just finished its construction with 3rdPlanIt. Now I can go on adding the log pillars below the bridge and then the landscape around it. Otherwise I had had to start all over again! Whew! :D :D :D

    Ron

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  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Good job I posted Ron LOL

    Shamus
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  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yep, looks to me like one o' them Cooncreek LPBs needs to learn how to properly log off!
  6. AIGI

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    Where's a shay when ay need one?
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    :mad: Damn careless LPB's, I think Mrs. Mac should call OSHA in on them! They are going to kill someone someday! :curse:
    :wave: Great pictures and story Shamus. :wave:
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks friends, well its now all clear and ready for use once again.
    Shamus
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  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great photos and scene!
  10. nalmeida

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    Great scene, I was to ask this question earlier, did you bought any structure or rolling stock to your layout or did you built everything from scratch? Was the track hand laid or bought?
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hiya,
    All structures are in fact scratchbuilt, also the rolling stock except for the skeleton log cars. Loco's I have scratchbuilt bodies for RTR chassis's. The track is Peco 0-16.5 code 100.

    Cheers
    Shamus
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  12. nalmeida

    nalmeida Member

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    Just an aditional explanation, are the rtr chassis a brand or a type? I did a search on rtr chassis in google and all I found were some slot cars.
  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    Shamus,

    Ummm... how did that crane get there? In the "all clear" pic, it's... ummm... sorta .. gone!! :eek: :)
  14. AIGI

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    Look at it closely, it has wheels that swing down and rail it so it can be pulled off.
  15. Iron Goat

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    All in all, that was a good days work......
  16. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Nelson, the chassis's are Bachmann 44 tonne and Proto 2000 SW1's.

    Woodie my friend, here's a pic showing how it all works.
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  17. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    OIC. A wheelie cwane. It was wheelie there, then it was wheelie gawn. :):) :rolleyes:
  18. Iron Goat

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    WOW ! What a great job of modeling, Paul. The C&Ts never ceases to amaze me....
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice Stuff!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
  20. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Nelson:
    rtr means "ready-to-run", i.e. fully assembled and painted. The French term is <<pret a servir>> :thumb: