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On30 Narrow Gauge Logging Railroad

On30 Narrow Gauge Logging Railroad

The new On30 layout will be a logging layout somewhere in the California mountains.  It will be a point-to-point layout where the trains travel from a valley floor up a series of switchbacks on the valley walls to exit the valley.

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Trestle-Bridge

Trestle-Bridge

The wooden trestle bridge on the layout is 8 ft long and 2.5 ft high.  It was designed by David O’Connor using the Southern Pacific standard for wooden trestles published in MR.  It would have cost $500 to $600 dollars to buy enough bass wood strips to make the bridge so Mike Ivory milled all the wood needed from a single board of Jelutong (a pattern makers wood). Mike also took the drawings of a bent and created a jig to make them. The detailed 1:1 drawings were made and used to determine the dimensions of all the pieces required. A spread sheet was created to determine how many of each part was needed. The parts were stained, cut, sorted, and labeled prior to construction. Howard Packer did most of staining. 

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