Building the Pinacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

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McLeod

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Absolutely wonderful! That scene is so active and alive.

Reading through you're work has inspired me to give it a go, while I'm waiting for my layout room to be renovated. My plan is to build a very small photo diorama to start, applying the techniques you've taught me throughout this thread. You teach extremely well.
 

HOexplorer

Well-Known Member
Absolutely wonderful! That scene is so active and alive.

Reading through you're work has inspired me to give it a go, while I'm waiting for my layout room to be renovated. My plan is to build a very small photo diorama to start, applying the techniques you've taught me throughout this thread. You teach extremely well.
McLeod, If you don't find the answers, please ask away.
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
WOW - did not see that until I expanded the photo!
I can see why it fell off the track too? Some of those pilings under the bridge cross members look sort of flimsy too!
:eek::D
Some of them look flimsy, there’s some gaps on the piles and caps, some of the stringers have a big gap, and some of the ties are “floating”.
You know what? I’ve worked on real bridges with every one of those problems. I pulled a pile cap off one bridge after the bridge inspector condemned it. We dropped it about 5 feet onto the ground from the lift we were using. It cracked in half, the inside was all rotted out and an annoyed swarm of hornets were buzzing all around, wondering why we were messing with their nest...
But here’s the deal. The details are right. The design is right. The look is intended. It’s like Disney, they exaggerate stuff so it’s noticeable. Not everyone knows bridges and even if they do subtle scale details would get missed. The look here is “you sure that’s gonna hold a train?” It’s exactly the right effect.
 



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