Just started some scenery (again)

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thought I would post what a few pics of what's been going on out in the forrest. New cribbed trestle bridge and 11% trestle.


  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Wow! :eek: :eek: :eek: Love the cribbed tressle! Do the logs go all the way down to the bottom of the gap? What is between the ties and the top row of logs, the logs that are perpindicular to the track? Very nice indeed!:D :D :D
  3. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Guess it's true.
    There's no keeping a good man down.
    Glad you're back inspiring us, Shamus.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Yes the logs go all the way down to the ground. and underneath the ties are very small logs.

  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I think I can......I think I can...... WHAT!!! 11%!!!! NO Way man...
    Get a helicopter!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    That looks awsome!, and you don't see cribbing used that often either!
  6. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    another amazing scene:) :) :)
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    I'm struck speechless, as usual. Exquisite work, Sir!!:)
  8. billk

    billk Active Member

    My first thought as I saw your pix was "Lincoln Logs" (sorry about that) - what a unique trestle. What's the prototype?
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Bill,
    The English Lumber Co. had a prototype in Southern Skagit County in 1908. The trestle, built up of cribbed logs was common in the earlier era before the pile driver was in force. The logs were notched, but didn't use spikes so they could take the logs away when the job was done.


  10. billk

    billk Active Member

    Gee, my Lincoln Logs remark was closer than I thought!
  11. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member

    Beautiful Work Shamus!!!!!!! (as always) I have a few photo's of cribbing bridges like yours.
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Glad to see you back in the groove again. Fantastic work and photosl
  13. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Boy, you are fast! Just seems like the other day you posted a new plan and now you have scenery already!
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thanks guys,

    The little bit of grass colour is all thats been put down so far, it's what I call making a cake, I bake it, then I will decorate it. The trees were added just for effect for the photo. These will come out soon as a start on the undergrowth takes place.


  15. Railery

    Railery Member

    Very nice Shamus. Good to see ya back in the grove. :D

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