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Offline Alsterstreek  
#301 Posted : 26 February 2015 10:46:40(UTC)
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What a majestic backdrop - BBC report on the (decayed) Michigan Grand Central Station in Detroit:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31596161
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Offline biedmatt  
#302 Posted : 26 February 2015 13:39:00(UTC)
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Hi Ak,
Detroit in general seems to have hundreds of abandoned buildings, including a very neat art deco highrise from the 20s or 30s. A few different TV productions have covered them. History Channel did a series "X Years Without Man". It chronicles what will happen to our monuments and buildings once we are gone. A favorite with most producers is the Packard automobile factory in Detroit. It was abandoned in the early 60s. They just walked away from it. Google Packard factory and abandoned Detroit buildings, you will get lots of fascinating pictures.
Matt
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DB lokos, coaches and freight cars from across Europe
But I do have the obligatory (six) SBB Krocs
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With the exception of the passenger wagens with Marklin current conducting couplers, all close couplers have been replaced with Roco 40397.
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Offline PJMärklin  
#303 Posted : 27 February 2015 10:44:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
What a majestic backdrop - BBC report on the (decayed) Michigan Grand Central Station in Detroit:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31596161


What a magnificent building !

I was very sorry to see the social, economic and demographic changes that time has brought to Detroit and that as a consequence
Detroit city is bankrupt.

Regards,


PJ

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#304 Posted : 28 February 2015 14:00:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
90 degree bend right out of a tunnel?
DRGW Moffat Tunnel, West Entrance (Winter Park, Colorado)


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#305 Posted : 28 February 2015 14:15:47(UTC)
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Cutting edge.
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#306 Posted : 01 March 2015 11:43:41(UTC)
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Too many steamers, not enough space? ... pile up bridges like in Richmond, VA (USA).

The Triple Crossing, where three railroads cross, in the city of Richmond, VA (1918).
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#307 Posted : 01 March 2015 13:22:28(UTC)
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Former Broad Street Station in Richmond (VA) was built in 1917 in the neoclassical style. The passenger station was served by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL), Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) and eventually Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL), which had formerly used Richmond Main Street Station, as well as AMTRAK. After passenger service ceased in 1975, the station building became the home of the Science Museum of Virginia.The station had an interesting operation pattern which looks like made for a model railroader: The station was situated in a loop off the main line(s) and all trains, regardless of destination, entered the station in the same direction, heading straight in, locomotives pointing south. To depart, a train ran around the loop. E.g. a southbound ACL train subsequently, crossed the station throat on diamonds, and turned south onto the "belt line", having done a 360 degree loop. For SAL trains approaching the stations was more complicated - see description in attached schematic track plan taken form "Track Planning for Realistic Operation" by John Armstrong. Further I attach an aerial view. The following pix show various trains before leaving the station, while the last pic shows a Rainbow era AMTRAK train entering the station.
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#308 Posted : 04 March 2015 16:43:42(UTC)
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180º tight radius curve? Why not? Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company at Tacoma, Washington (1968).
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#309 Posted : 11 March 2015 22:36:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
The Wutach Valley Railway in the Black Forest, Germany, has a series of curves (including one complete circle) with spectacular large viaducts, tunnels and bridges plus the only spiral railway tunnel in Germany. Photo shows portal of the Stockhalde spiral tunnel, which is clearly identifiable on the attached map, too.


Here a 2012 post by forum member Perz:

https://www.marklin-user...18081_Wutachtalbahn.aspx

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#310 Posted : 11 March 2015 23:11:14(UTC)
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Electrified double-track mainline facing a grade-level crossing just outside of a tunnel? Badische Schwarzwaldbahn...
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#311 Posted : 14 March 2015 00:39:49(UTC)
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Hello,

I've been researching the rail lines south of the city of Göttingen (I lived there when I got my first Märklin model at age 10). My new layout will be loosely based upon the two routes: Göttingen/Bebra towards Kassel (dual track / electrified) and the Dransfelder Ramp to Hannöverishe Münden (single track / non electrified). The latter was originally built as part of the Hannover Southern Railway.

The first stop south of Göttingen on the route to Hann. Münden is the village of Gross Ellershausen. I still have no clue why the builders did this back in the 1850's, but the line actually circles the town! The first link below shows a map of the line. The second link is a satellite map courtesy of Google.

Map of Dransfelder Rampe

Gross Ellershausen

The forested loop around the town is the old rail line. It's now a popular trail for hiking and biking. I consider this a real world example of an R1 curve!

The sad thing is that my research has turned up photographs from a steam train trip on this line back in 1973 (when I lived there). If I had only known Sad
Rob
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#312 Posted : 14 March 2015 06:17:43(UTC)
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Hello,.... I still have no clue why the builders did this back in the 1850's, but the line actually circles the town! The first link below shows a map of the line. The second link is a satellite map courtesy of Google. .......


Hi Rob,
That is an interesting map, along with the Google Earth revelation.

Railway builders generally had to cope with obstacles, local, political and geographical.
Maybe an influential land-owner could refuse right-of-way for a new line.
Hence the diversion.

I note that the main railway further south, has multiple substantial tunnels in succession, suggesting a rather hilly topography all the way to the Fulda River and Kassel.

regards
Kimball
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#313 Posted : 14 March 2015 19:44:39(UTC)
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Great find!
:o)

Originally Posted by: rrf Go to Quoted Post
I still have no clue why the builders did this back in the 1850's, but the line actually circles the town!

The Wikipedia article gives the clue under the header "Streckenverlauf" = mainline course: The loop around Groß Ellershausen served to gain altitude. The attached profile shows that the ramp climbed from an altitude of 152 m to the apex at 307 m. The altitude difference between the Autobahn A7 and the Groner Holz grade level crossing - well visible on your Google map link - equals already 90 m...

Originally Posted by: rrf Go to Quoted Post
I consider this a real world example of an R1 curve!

The curves - having a minimum radius of only 200 m - were indeed sharp.

During the steam area, double or even triple loco combinations were the norm, e.g. a 01 with a 44 helper. The 38 and the 50 were operating there too.

All this trivia confirms: excellent prototypical example.
:o)
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#314 Posted : 14 March 2015 23:06:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Great find!
:o) ... All this trivia confirms: excellent prototypical example.
:o)


Brilliant deductions and research Ak!

regards, Kimball
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#315 Posted : 15 March 2015 00:35:19(UTC)
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Ak,

Thank you for finding the answer. I obviously should have taken the time to translate the text! That height difference is definitely going to make this one of the more interesting sections of my layout! I also learned that apparently the line was double tracked up until 1942. At which point one of tracks was pulled up and sent to Russia. The second line was never rebuilt after the war.

Another interesting find from my research into the Dransfelder Rampe, is a small model company in Hann. Münden called Vampisol (www.vampisol.de). Amongst their inventory are the north and south portals of the line's Vollmerhausen tunnel. The also used to make one of the stations from the line (Oberscheden I believe). It was on their site a couple of years ago, but sadly I didn't see it yesterday when I went back there to look around :-(



Rob
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#316 Posted : 15 March 2015 00:36:26(UTC)
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Dransfelder Bahn website with historic photos:
http://www.kbs257.de/bilder/bilder.html

HO scale kits of both Volkmarshäuser Tunnel portals:
http://vampisol.de/index.php?k=21

ADDENDUM: I just saw that our posts crossed.
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#317 Posted : 15 March 2015 00:51:40(UTC)
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I also learned that apparently the line was double tracked up until 1942. At which point one of tracks was pulled up and sent to Russia. The second line was never rebuilt after the war.


Hmmm. Odd, because 1942 was three years before the end of WW II; and after WW II, the the entire Dransfelder Bahn was in the British sector. AFAIK, the double-track record of the line is complicated. What I can see from records and photos, only the second track between Hann. Münden and Dransfeld was removed, while the Dransfeld-Göttingen stretch kept the second track. Then, after WW II the Werra bridge - destroyed by German troops to impede the Allied advances - was reconstructed as double-track bridge, but one of the tracks was never connected.
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#318 Posted : 15 March 2015 01:34:52(UTC)
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Hello again Ak,

Your information matches what I have been able to find. I plan to model the entire line as a double track. I will also pretend that the original stone bridge across the Werra was not destroyed at the end of the war :-) This will be the "time warp" section of my layout. Though based upon what you have uncovered, I will need to consider running two loks per train Smile
Rob
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#319 Posted : 15 March 2015 11:29:32(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: rrf Go to Quoted Post
I consider this a real world example of an R1 curve!

The curves - having a minimum radius of only 200 m - were indeed sharp.
200 m? That's the double of R9 and far from R1.
Street cars can take sharp curves that get close to R1. Not all prototype locos can take curves as sharp as R9.

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#320 Posted : 15 March 2015 14:31:19(UTC)
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True, R9 measures ca. 97 m in the 87/1 world. However, I did not state that a 200 m radius equals R1. Instead, I was referring to sharp curves.

According to current standards, minimum radii are:
300 m on a main line;
180 m on a branch line where main line equipment is expected to operate;
100 m on a branch line, where no main line equipment is expected to operate;
35 m on an "industry switching spur".
For the latter, precautionary measures are needed regarding construction and maximum speed.

In the light of the above, a 200 m main line radius looks tight to me.

Source: http://www.gleisbau-welt...vermessung/geometrie.htm

:o)
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#321 Posted : 15 March 2015 15:35:58(UTC)
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AFAIK the sharpest curve between Rhine and Cologne Central Station is 151 m. And I think it counts as a main line.
I don't know where the limit is for 26.4/27.5 m coaches, but 151 m probably is close.

BR 182 have a minimum radius of 120 m.
BR 189 have a minimum radius of 80 m.

200 m is tight. Too tight for high speed.
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#322 Posted : 15 March 2015 18:13:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
AFAIK the sharpest curve between Rhine and Cologne Central Station is 151 m. And I think it counts as a main line.
I don't know where the limit is for 26.4/27.5 m coaches, but 151 m probably is close.

BR 182 have a minimum radius of 120 m.
BR 189 have a minimum radius of 80 m.

200 m is tight. Too tight for high speed.


If the inner track of the curves was removed in 1942, then when considering if it should be rebuilt, the curve radius may have been the factor that said 'no'. Especially if other parts were kept as double track.
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#323 Posted : 15 March 2015 21:55:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
True, R9 measures ca. 97 m in the 87/1 world. However, I did not state that a 200 m radius equals R1. Instead, I was referring to sharp curves.

According to current standards, minimum radii are:
300 m on a main line;
180 m on a branch line where main line equipment is expected to operate;
100 m on a branch line, where no main line equipment is expected to operate;
35 m on an "industry switching spur".
For the latter, precautionary measures are needed regarding construction and maximum speed.

In the light of the above, a 200 m main line radius looks tight to me.

Source: http://www.gleisbau-welt...vermessung/geometrie.htm

:o)


Here in Queensland on the narrow gauge 1067mm, and I guess the same goes for New Zealand, the minimum was always 5 chains.
That is equivalent to 99 metres.
Of course, speeds are lower, and stock is shorter.

My studies of railway history revealed that British engineers in the early 1800s aimed for 1 mile radius, but would accept 1/2 mile if necessary.
1 mile = 1609 metres.
Advances in railway technology have been able to take advantage of those generous parameters.

regards
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#324 Posted : 18 March 2015 22:00:00(UTC)
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From the 1959 time table book...
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#325 Posted : 18 March 2015 22:22:19(UTC)
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01 pulls and 50 pushes in 1962 on Dransfelder Rampe.
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#326 Posted : 21 March 2015 22:19:48(UTC)
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Electric loco under overhead wire shunting container flat cars for container gantry crane (un-)loading: Too dangerous, not prototypical?

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#327 Posted : 22 March 2015 07:36:24(UTC)
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Electric loco under overhead wire shunting container flat cars for container gantry crane (un-)loading: Too dangerous, not prototypical?



Hello Ak,

Great image. Looking at it, the overhead seems to stop just short of the container crane framework, as one would expect.

We have a small container terminal beside the main station at Outback Station ( pron. of "Altbach") here.
It is rather "squeezed in" but the preiserlings demanded this facility for their town which does a roaring export trade in their cottage industry of manufacturing the famous Altbach tiddlywinks pieces!

As in your example, the design engineers also took the precaution of stopping the overhead just short of the maximum excursion of the mobile overhead container crane !! We leave any closer work to the diseasels !!

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#328 Posted : 23 March 2015 22:02:06(UTC)
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Just have to add the spirals of the double track Gotthard Bahn!

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#329 Posted : 24 March 2015 00:52:20(UTC)
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Hi,

While the map below would take a huge space in HO, the concept is easily replicated.

When you travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus in Denmark, the train skirts the fiord on the southern side of the city of Vejle.
As it does, you pass under the south end of this huge road bridge.
The line then curves north through the station.
Curving east, it continues on the north side of the fiord toward Aarhus, passing under the north end of the same bridge.

On the first trip, I didn't realise it is only one bridge, because I was not aware of the change in travel directions.
And I was thinking.... how many bridges are there in this area?

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#330 Posted : 01 April 2015 00:09:01(UTC)
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Can´t make up your mind, no space but want it all? Too narrow tarmac road crossing double track mainline before becoming a county lane, grade level crossing secured by barriers and simple railroad crossing sign without flashing red lights, large steamer under wire, curves, tunnel under hill rather than mountain, blossoming trees mixed with other leaf trees and conifers, track with wood and concrete ties, brown and grey ballast. All too condensed and too much for being prototypical?
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#331 Posted : 01 April 2015 00:23:38(UTC)
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Great scene, AK. I would love that photo as a poster in my train room. It would make a great scene to copy. Peter Cool ThumpUp
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#332 Posted : 01 April 2015 00:34:43(UTC)
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How about that then? Ivory and ebony.
:o)
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#333 Posted : 01 April 2015 09:19:34(UTC)
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Just see the difference,the one smoke is black and the other is white,a little bit strange.
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#334 Posted : 03 April 2015 13:02:04(UTC)
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Until early 2000, Burnie airport near Wynyard on Tasmania had the distinction of having a railway line cross the northern end of runway 05/23,complete with flashing red signals, but without boom gates. Lights would begin flashing approximately 5 minutes before the train was expected to cross the runway, and aircraft were prohibited to land during this time.

http://www.airwaysmuseum...0rail%20crossing%201.htm
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#335 Posted : 03 April 2015 13:18:56(UTC)
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A nice compendium of similar cases (scroll down to the fifth blog entry:
http://www.amusingplanet...runway-with-railway.html

Then, a runway of the Peshawar International Airport in Pakistan is crossed by a (non-operational) railway line - see attached.
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#336 Posted : 03 April 2015 16:00:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Until early 2000, Burnie airport near Wynyard on Tasmania had the distinction of having a railway line cross the northern end of runway 05/23,complete with flashing red signals, but without boom gates. Lights would begin flashing approximately 5 minutes before the train was expected to cross the runway, and aircraft were prohibited to land during this time.

http://www.airwaysmuseum...0rail%20crossing%201.htm


New Zealand also has an airport like this, at Gisbourne. This link has some good photos of trains at Gisbourne airport, and also mentions Wynyard in Tasmania, as well as Gibraltar airport having a main road into Gibraltar crossing it. [edit] whoops, I didn't see that Alstersteek had already posted this link [/edit]
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#337 Posted : 03 April 2015 23:42:20(UTC)
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There was a occasion in Sydney Au back in the 50's where a train crossing the runway was hit by a plane . See link below .

http://www.spiritsofansett.com/history/train.html



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#338 Posted : 04 April 2015 03:02:17(UTC)
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Prior to the 1950s the main road from Toowoomba to Brisbane crossed the runway of the military airport at Amberley.

In Queensland, roads and railways share the same bridge.
This is in various configurations, over and under, side by side, or one vehicle or train only.
One example at Miva - there are others.

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#339 Posted : 05 April 2015 10:55:22(UTC)
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Until early 2000, Burnie airport near Wynyard on Tasmania had the distinction of having a railway line cross the northern end of runway 05/23,complete with flashing red signals, but without boom gates. Lights would begin flashing approximately 5 minutes before the train was expected to cross the runway, and aircraft were prohibited to land during this time.




Hello Ak,

You continue to be a wealth of information!!

Although living in Tasmania I did not know about that airport/rail situation and have never been there !

Regards,

PJ
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#340 Posted : 06 April 2015 23:45:30(UTC)
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Inclined track, short trains, spectacular views? Höllentalbahn, Black Forest, Germany.
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#341 Posted : 07 April 2015 10:00:28(UTC)
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Uphill train on Krocksteinviadukt, 1997.

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#342 Posted : 07 April 2015 16:39:02(UTC)
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The Krocksteinviadukt - also known as Kreuztalviadukt - is a good 87/1 replication of a MRR classic, the tunnel - bridge - tunnel combination.
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#343 Posted : 07 April 2015 16:45:36(UTC)
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#344 Posted : 07 April 2015 22:56:41(UTC)
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Vollmer HO 2550, "Kreuztalviadukt"
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#345 Posted : 10 April 2015 14:56:07(UTC)
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When constructing a multi-span continuous under-deck truss bridge over a valley, would it be prototypical to place a pillar in the middle of a river, if that could be avoided? Check out Tavira in the south of Portugal.
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#346 Posted : 11 April 2015 07:58:39(UTC)
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When constructing a multi-span continuous under-deck truss bridge over a valley, would it be prototypical to place a pillar in the middle of a river, if that could be avoided? Check out Tavira in the south of Portugal.


Hi Ak,

Or......... admire this bridge with no river pillar further north in Portugal at Porto !!

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#347 Posted : 11 April 2015 12:56:12(UTC)
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When constructing a multi-span continuous under-deck truss bridge over a valley, would it be prototypical to place a pillar in the middle of a river, if that could be avoided? Check out Tavira in the south of Portugal.


More to the point, I am intrigued with the train. The left hand coach has double doors in the middle of the coach, the right hand coach has three single doors, one at each end and one in the middle - at least I think there is a blue door under the graffiti ... Other wise apart from the hump (aircon unit?) above the door on the left coach, the coaches appear to be identical.

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#348 Posted : 12 April 2015 23:19:46(UTC)
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Need an excuse for a short tunnel?

Look here:
Link to Google Maps

The two ICE tracks go underground to allow other trains to switch from left to right and vice versa.
On the route to Cologne (north-west from here) there are six tracks. From left to right two tracks for freight trains, two tracks for ICE, two tracks for regional passenger trains.


A few miles north it's the other way around: the ICE trains that turn right here run on the upper level while regional trains coming from the right are going underground:
Link to Google Maps


And just east of the station Köln-Deutz trains drive on three levels:
Link to Google Maps
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#349 Posted : 03 May 2015 11:54:43(UTC)
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Industrial & Offline Terminal Railroads in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx and Manhattan - more (actually a lot of) info: http://www.trainweb.org/...dustrialLocos.html#table

Gr. - Ak


The Erie car ferry yard in New York City was modelled on 46x28in (117x71cm) in HO with two extended Peco loco lifts serving as off-scene car float(s):
http://forum.mtimag.co.u...iewtopic.php?p=6120#6120
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/c...line/page-13#entry218343
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#350 Posted : 03 May 2015 14:12:23(UTC)
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Old B&O Mainline (Harper's Ferry West Virginia)


How John Armstrong envisaged this scene in HO scale on 4 x 8 ft.
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