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 Posted: Tue Sep 1st, 2020 05:45 pm
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Larry,

Any idea what the clearance is on that tunnel? 
I'm guessing maybe 10 feet, or a tad more?


God must love crazy people:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMYf2nA6O9g


Using that brick wall is a good idea. 

I think many of us get trapped,
by thinking that nothing can extend past the layout edge.

Sometimes an inch or two can make a big difference.




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Found my answer. 

8'4" by 11'3"





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Michael.

My sister and husband were just here and saw the warning sign.
They realized that their pick-up camper would not fit through that tunnel so turned around.

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Trees tend to bring life to a model railroad.

This is how I am making deciduous trees for my Appetite Mine layout. 
 
This artificial material was found at Hobby Lobby.



 

These branches were inserted into a section of a soda straw.

A little Vinyl Spackling to fill in around the branches.

And some tape wrapped around the straw, to give it more bulk.



 

Then I painted the entire thing a very dark brown.
 


 

Some spray glue followed by a bit of Woodland Scenics coarse turf.



 

Presto, finished trees.

Not the largest trees in the forest, but trees do come in all sizes, don't they. 


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Large building complexes, such as this, if built as one solid structure,

could become difficult to handle.
 

I decided to build it as interlocking sections, like a 3D jig-saw-puzzle.
 

First, trestle work to support the tipple. (lower left)
 


 

Next, the tipple building.
 


 

Third, the crusher building is added, along with roofs for the tipple.
 


 

Fourth, the building flat, against the right hand wall, is added.
 


 

Lastly, a sturdy roof over the coal unloading track and a rusty water tank is added.
 
 



If a train derails inside the buildings, it can be retrieved with a bit of dissemble.
 

Larry Gant
 
 

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I've started working on the vertical hoist to connect the lower and upper levels of my layout.

Decided to have a run around track on the bridge.  The hoist will be cut into the near track.


Three levels of track can be seen in this photo.
 




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That's going to be a great scene.

Have you a particular design in mind for the bridge?

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Larry

We once had a little bridge here in PA.  

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Dave

I usually have no formal plans for things like this hoist.
I just start building and do the engineering as I go.

With so many evergreen trees close at hand, here in the Black Hills,
I'm thinking of a wood structure with 'steel' beams to guide the hoist cage.

The top deck will have flat 'steel safety tread' with the rails bolted down on top, no ties.
'Steel' railings will protect the workers from falling off the bridge.

Not sure how I'll power the hoist,
probably cables to the four corners of the cage, pulled by an electric motor.

Progress will most likely be slow,
since I have trouble sticking to one job from start to finish.

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