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    On the other side of the layout I am thinking about a long trestle to make it up to the logging camp. That let's me use less foam and have a nice valley. I may do the trestle on the other track coming from the lumber mill. I will think that one over a bit.
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    Well in my neck of the woods we like ourselves a nice long trestle! On a logging route they would slap those together overnight rather than bother with all the earth moving and grading, and they'd use some rather raw-looking tree trunks to do it. So it wouldn't need to be tall, just really rustic, and of course we will all need to see a lot of pictures...

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    Been working hard this last weekend. I finished the water tower. I have a couple more windows on the engine house. I scratch built a water tank for the logging camp. I was looking at the logging camp on-line and saw it was missing from my camp so it must have got lost somewhere. I rebuilt the steam crane It now has a new crane and looks pretty good. I also bought a new locomotive. It a small 0-6-0 tank engine. Made by Model Power. I have heard it is way better than the life-like version. I will have to install a dcc chip before i can run it on my layout. Shots below. Smoke
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    Still working on the layout and finishing the buildings. I heard that the Model power 0-6-0 is better than the life-like version. Anyone have one? I had the life-like model, it lacked everything. The model power version has more weight and is a metal body from the looks of it. It also has a headlight. Don't know if it works or just looks like it. Better detail for sure. I have the logging camp buildings all done. I am making a change on the layout for the logging camp. Have a shot of it and the engine. Later, Smoke
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    I bought my wife a DCC Model Power 0-6-0 and it (literally) didn't last half an hour ... it died completely. Sent it back and bought a bachmann 0-6-0 for less and it is still running nicely believe it or not.

    Bottom line, I wouldn't touch the model power with bad money.
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    Don't know. i ran it with dc and it pulls pretty good. After i convert to dcc i will be able to give more feedback. I hope i got a good one. Was yours a tank locomotive like this or ???
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    I can't remember as it was a few (quite a few) months ago and to be frank, I didn't have it long enough to pay that much attention to it.
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    Doing the dcc on it so maybe tomorrow i will try it out. I hope yours was a fluke. I have had bad luck with bachmann I guess whatever works. Will let you knowSmoke
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    Hope you have more success than I did and to be honest, I haven't had much luck with bachmann either.
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    Well, I got the chip installed but not finished yet. Worked on the layout some. Got all the paper for the mountains done and got the better part of it plastered. I ran out of plaster so have to get more. Been a long week so thats it for now. Shots below, Smoke
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    Your getting there mate and it is coming along very well considering all you, and it, went through!
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    Looks like you are making some good progress!

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    Thanks. Have a long way to go yet. Still working on the other side, taking some of ideas given to me. Just slow but sure.
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    Still working on getting the dcc chip in the engine. Also trying to figure out how the side arms go into the cylinders. I forgot how it went! Senior moments ya know.... I will get it sooner than later...I hope..!
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    I have learned (but don't always remember) to take photos before I disassemble anything. Lots of photos. I had to change out the battery in my truck this morning. Simple job, right? Not as easy as on older vehicles, so out comes the phone, click, click. Very useful. Good luck with the pistons!

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    And I thought I had done a few tight fits! Wow! That's a bit snug in there, let us know when you get it running, that looks like a "tougher than most" install!

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    It was a tight fit and i had a hard time making it neat! The two wires going to the track are showing. I will paint them when i get some flat paint. I have been looking at the layout over by the mountain and the track and the trestle.. I have a idea and i laid it out so now i look and see if i like it... Shots below...ideas?? Trestle is around 10 or so inches. A creek? more ideas!!!
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    Smokey, I can envisage a steep sided gorge with a river running through it, one that is not deep but wide and comes through the gorge at varying levels.
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    Interesting idea. Well see. Other ideas?
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    I don't see there being much room for a creek, due to the other track that is down at the lower level. Unless you cut into the scenery so that you can drop the creek down even lower, perhaps. But what I can envisage is a roadway that runs essentially parallel to the lower track, until it crosses over the track and continues on in its tangent direction. You can see this kind of condition happening a lot in the mountains, where the vehicular roadway can run a bit more straight due to its ability to handle gradients, whereas the railroad must snake around in wiggles that have it criss-crossing the road at multiple points. The trestle would need to have one span that is wide and tall enough for roadway clearance, of course, but this could give it some charm; maybe one bent gets replaced by diagonal braces springing off the other two adjacent bents, or maybe you just have a short steel girder span of roughly 30', bearing on a doubled bent each side.

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