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    Well, unfortunately after the holidays, my...

    Well, unfortunately after the holidays, my schedule filled up REAL fast. The bridge hunting hobby has supplied 7-300 Mile+ trips in 2012, and there is more to come. fortunately, I took a high...
  2. I need to order some stuff first. I will do that...

    I need to order some stuff first. I will do that immediately following the holiday season.

    Here are 4 good views of the bridge.

    http://binged.it/tRwgoq
    http://binged.it/rwEh1Q...
  3. No that's a different, ex GN bridge. Mine is...

    No that's a different, ex GN bridge. Mine is located about 130 miles SW between new ulm and the SD border along US 14
  4. DM&E Layout Bridge Project #2: Plum Creek Bridge

    Ah, the DM&E Plum Creek Bridge, a 70' long Deck Plate Girder Bridge, resting on Stone Abutments.

    The bridge is located in the small southwestern town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

    Plum creek is...
  5. OK, I think I have the truss spans taken care of....

    OK, I think I have the truss spans taken care of. Traincat is making those in the near future
  6. TD, I did find the proper bridge piers. ...

    TD, I did find the proper bridge piers.

    http://www.choochenterprises.com/html/8430_cut_stn_brdg_pntd_pier.html

    The thing I don't like about this is it gets thinner as it goes up. The...
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    First built 1899, as a I-Beam bridge. In 1908,...

    First built 1899, as a I-Beam bridge. In 1908, the I-Beams were encased in Cement, creating the current slab bridge we see today. It's one of those things that only the CNW would do.
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  8. Nice! I love the old bridge. In fact, quite...

    Nice! I love the old bridge. In fact, quite possibly my favorite photo of the year came on a cloudless late august evening. See the 4th one down
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    I am focusing more on the area from Mankato to...

    I am focusing more on the area from Mankato to Lamberton, but Im gonna throw in one side of Owatonna I hope. I'll use some of the prototype bridges from there.
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  10. Yeah, I think that's why Im concentrating on the...

    Yeah, I think that's why Im concentrating on the main spans. The coolest, yet hardest part of the bridge


    And Kalbert, I announced a new layout plan about a week ago. It was to save space. I...
  11. How much would it cost to do the lace from...

    How much would it cost to do the lace from traincat?

    I can get rough estimates, but they said they didn't find any blue prints at the moment.
  12. I'll send a request to the C&NWHS for the...

    I'll send a request to the C&NWHS for the blueprints. '


    How much would it cost to do the diagonal bracing in brass? I could use central valley parts for the base of the bridge.
  13. A new project, Not to come without its problems...

    For a big bridge on the North end of the New DM&E layout, I have expressed interest in building a 733' bridge.

    A little more info on the prototype bridge can be found here.
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    Okay, for the north side.... a 4' 9" bridge...

    Okay, for the north side....

    a 4' 9" bridge will be built, hopefully by Mike (Bridgeman) with 2 huge Quadrangular Truss spans, with 33 spans of trestle!
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    Here. Ignore how it says the TC&W at the top ...

    Here. Ignore how it says the TC&W at the top

    22020
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    Here's a preliminary drawing without any bridges...

    Here's a preliminary drawing without any bridges or scenes.


    The big square is an access hole.
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    A few more details The railroad, being a...

    A few more details

    The railroad, being a single track main will run on the outside of the dividers. It will be a big square, with 4 ~7' sides, allowing for many many small bridges (mostly I-Beam...
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    New Layout (due to space restrictions)

    Due to some new found space constrictions, I have decided to cut the whole 8'X12' layout, and go to 8'X8'. Plus, with the TC&W being a not so easy railroad to model, I have decided to go with a...
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    Been a while.... A bridge trip to New Ulm,...

    Been a while....


    A bridge trip to New Ulm, Nov. 12th

    Forest Prairie Creek Bridge, built 1899. Le Sueur Minnesota

    http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C65784%5C6143.JPG...
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    What they are doing is replacing a pier on the...

    What they are doing is replacing a pier on the south approaches. The bridge is a swing bridge, in open position.

    The south approach is 4 spans of I-beam on wood piers
    The north approach is 8...
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    How cool...very cool. The mainspans are built...

    How cool...very cool. The mainspans are built for 2 tracks.
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    But there is always the savage swing bridge...

    But there is always the savage swing bridge option, which TC&W purchased, and repaired and is getting ready to run trains across it
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    Here is the Brownton Bridge. ...

    Here is the Brownton Bridge.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trainfan1/6443969309/

    I'll go with the plan, using:

    140 Bridge
    Brownton Bridge
    Hector Bridge
    Olivia Bridge
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV4QBadGTT0 ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV4QBadGTT0

    Watch as pier #3 goes bye bye, leaving only pier #2 to be blown up tomorrow, exactly 140 years after the first train passed over it...
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    bang-bang-bang-bang-ba-boom-BOOM went pier #5 on...

    bang-bang-bang-bang-ba-boom-BOOM went pier #5 on the Carver Bridge

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309549_114390505339458_100003055263499_96336_1978704824_n.jpg...
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