Posts Tagged ‘Trestle’

CG588 Huge Trestle

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

CG588 Huge Trestle
ho model trains
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Visit to Northlandz in January of 2010. An astonishingly large HO model railroad layout, recommended for train enthusiasts. It occupies a building the size of a large 3-story warehouse.

+ Quirky – some of the scenes are pretty amusing
+ Detailed – lots of fine work. You can spend a long time in one place, just looking at the subtleties
+ Huge – Very extensive dioramas
+ No that does not quite do it, how about "Gargantuan?"
+ No, still not right. I think this: "You’re lying. It cant be that big." – No, it is. Jaw-dropping. That link shows only part of one of maybe a dozen rooms. Plan on 90 minutes if you jog through, three hours if you take your time and enjoy it.
+ Organ music – The builder and owner, Bruce Zaccagnino, is a skilled organist and plays for visitors (I think every day) in a little theater in the middle of the building.

Dust – Lots of it. I’m sure it’s a nightmare to clean, but it needs it. At HO scale, it’s up to the inhabitants’ ankles.
Disrepair – Plaster landscape cracking in places. Little figures fallen over. Not too often, but enough to jar you from your reverie.
Few trains! – When we visited most rooms were largely silent; I guess it made the trains more exciting when they did come through, but they did so rarely, and often only a handful of cars.
– Somewhat inflexible – you have one shot at moving through, then you need to buy another ticket if you want to revisit a scene. Not a big deal… except there’s only one bathroom inside at the halfway point. Remember, it’s HUGE. Know your kids’ tolerances if you go.

All in all if you like railroads (or have kids that do) you should probably see it at least once.

Part 6: Scratch building a wooden trestle. by Lex Parker

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Part 6 of a series on how to scratch build and install a wooden trestle into a model railroad layout.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Eagle Point Railroad Track Tour (Part 1) Eagle Point to Cumberland over Kimball Trestle

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

The Eagle Point Railroad is a private 7.5 gauge live steam railroad in Dunlap, TN. The line is maintained and operated with help from the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers who help keep up and run the railroads nearly 12000 foot infastructure. The railroad also supports a full roundhouse, two sizeable yards, car barns, and is now developing an educational center for visiting schools, boy scout troops, and other various educational groups. In this video we’ll begin the multi-part tour of the railroads entire route as built by January 2011. The first part is running from the main yard at Eagle Point to the other end of the railroad which is the yard at Cumberland. This section will show the route when going over the Kimball Trestle, the railroads largest and most impressive structure. Please remember that EPRR is a PRIVATE railroad and does not offer public run days. However if you’re interested in becoming a member to operate over the line please visit the website for the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers:

Model Train + Trestle Bridge

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Model Train + Trestle Bridge

Image by catface3
The US Botanic Gardens had a wonderful holiday exhibit, A Midnight Clear, that featured fantastic scale models (in all natural materials) of the major buildings around the National Mall in Washington, DC. There were models of the Botanic Gardens itself, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Supreme Court, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, and the Smithsonian Castle. A large holiday tree inside the Garden was surrounded by miniature townhouses with a model railroad winding throw them. Outside the Garden were several more model trains, too, in a miniature natural landscape with suspension bridge, trestle bridge, and covered wooden bridge.

Bachmann Trains Trestle Bridge

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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Terror Trestle – G-scale model train

Monday, April 4th, 2011

LGB Forney pushes video camera on a flat car over a 70′ long x 8′ high cedar trestle about October 2000. 5 Months construction with 5 weeks off to prove to wife and son I could do something other than make Cedar sawdust out of 2″x6″x12′ lumber.

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