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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 11:22 am
   
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Si, I get the feeling that you don't really like the MT&MW RR...do you? That'll put a knot in your bowtie (you know where that is or was). For Shay, for Shay....

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 Posted: Fri Dec 20th, 2013 02:25 am
   
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???
Mmm...
Si.

My Grandfather always wore a bow-tie ...
... Senior staff ...
... Southern Railroad.



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Gravity-car ... Go ... ing ... do ... wn ... !!!



:cb: " Hold on t' yer hat bud ! "

" Gravity-cars; far to DANGEROUS; wouldn't go on one myself ! " :old dude:

:mex:
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 Posted: Fri Jan 3rd, 2014 10:29 am
   
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Si-the RR had what was called a "bow tie" loop about half way up Mt. Tamalpais. I believe it was where the branch took off to Muir Woods. I would have loved to have ridden a gravity car down, waiver or not!

Woodie



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 Posted: Sat Feb 15th, 2014 01:08 pm
   
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Woodrow Si fellers..

For those of us whot loves books...the times are great..I bought Rails to the Rising sun...Charley Small..$25...

I have both of them already..{ rails to the rising sun and rails to the setting sun..}...

I paid $95 for the set back in pre digital days....a feller cannot have too many books.... I will send this one to a friend who needs it..

My point is , books are getting cheaper..bad for book publishers and possibly book authors.?...good for us..



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 Posted: Mon Mar 17th, 2014 03:38 pm
   
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Hi Woodie :cb:

Yes, the bow-tie or 'double bow knot' as the map in the book calls it, at Mesa Junction, is pretty cool. :cool:

Forming a 'wierd wye', allowing trains to run directly between the 2 mountain terminals, of Tamalpais Tavern  :bg: & New Muir Inn :bg: (lotta pubs on this line !).



If you're still in need of 'refreshment' after the Tamalpais Tavern :bg: & New Muir Inn :bg: ...

... & not feeling 'a little woozey' from all the bow-knots & hairpins ... :Crazy:

... there's always Muir Inn :bg: & West Point Inn :bg: ...

... & Dipsea Inn :bg: (via the stage-road).

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose: (watch out for the local mooses; they're "smarter than the average bear !"

Tally-ho & down we go !!!

GRAVITY ! :brill:

Cheers

:pop: Si.




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I've spent a bit of time on Mt. Tam and in Muir Woods and they are a glorious combination. I can only image the ride down.

One aspect worth consideration to do it proper justice is the vertical relief. Forget the vertical needed for Mt. Tam itself. The tallest tree in Muir Woods is 258 feet, or 5 feet 4.5 inches in O scale, almost 36 inches in HO, and a more manageable 19.35 in N scale. Yes, that would be an impressive display.

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Yes, the MT&MWRR could be modeled in N scale very nicely. With curves of 75 feet and Shays, it's a natural. Atlas' little N scale Shays would be perfect and I'll bet somewhere on the "net", one can find reasonable N scale 3D printing "tourist cars". While I love my chosen scale, N would work for an impressive layout. Now, just figure out how to make the gravity cars.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2015 01:19 am
   
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A nice ol' pic. of the 'double bow knot loop'.



I think the stats. are...

...the start & finish of this twisty track, were 800ft apart...

...elevation gain 130ft.

( don't quote me on that ! )

Not sure how much track was needed to do this...

...quite a bit for sure though !

Cheers.

Si.

Hold on to your hats on the way down !!!



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 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2015 04:37 am
   
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thtroll wrote:
Found this on Youtube,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpI7ZBuB9GA


Says not available but...try this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJg-Zzd589Q



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