Comments for Bridgton & Saco River RR http://www.bsrrr.com A P:48n2 Scale Railroad Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:54:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Comment on Surveying a Route by Mike http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/02/10/surveying-a-route/#comment-601 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:54:16 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=344#comment-601 Yes that does help it is also what I thought but nobody could explain it even the surveyors in the field next door 4 years ago ! Thanks Rick when it’s warm again I’ll drag out my transit and play !

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Comment on Superelevation by Surveying a Route | Bridgton & Saco River RR http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/01/08/superelevation/#comment-600 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:53:14 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=289#comment-600 […] which equates to a radius of 955 feet, therefore the distance T is 256 feet. As mentioned in a previous post, the radius R can be found through 5730 / D, where D is the degree of curvature. Using […]

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Comment on Railway Radii by Rick http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/02/08/railway-radii/#comment-599 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:49:03 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=336#comment-599 Mike,

Thank you for the kind comment. I’m pleased to know this blog is providing useful information to others.

Along that vein, I have generated a new post with the goal of answering your very valid question.

Regards,

Rick.

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Comment on Railway Radii by Surveying a Route | Bridgton & Saco River RR http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/02/08/railway-radii/#comment-598 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:44:26 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=336#comment-598 […] asked an excellent question in the last post regarding how radii are laid out in the field. In the model world, we have the advantage of […]

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Comment on Railway Radii by Mike http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/02/08/railway-radii/#comment-595 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:27:03 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=336#comment-595 So what I want to know maybe stupid but nobody ever explained to me how to layout a xx degree curve in real life . I can do the piece of wood with radius markings downstairs …… Mike I do enjoy reading your blog I’ve learned a lot

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Comment on Forest Mills Service by Railway Radii | Bridgton & Saco River RR http://www.bsrrr.com/2015/12/31/forest-mills-service/#comment-594 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:13:19 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=270#comment-594 […] at the Valuation map V2-1 and map obtained from the Registry of Deeds, the radius of the ROW preceding the Forest Mills spur is about 14.5 degrees and, if the map is […]

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Comment on Equipment Register by Bridgton Tank Cars | The Maine On2 FAQ http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/01/13/equipment-register/#comment-551 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:30:15 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=306#comment-551 […] statement of the colour of the first Bridgton oil tank in 1908 here and a different official number here. Until further notice, any references to the prototypes should be considered as subject to […]

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Comment on Simply, Red by Hugh G. Boutell | Bridgton & Saco River RR http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/01/16/simply-red/#comment-523 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:45:01 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=314#comment-523 […] from the Railway Engineering article mentioned, Hugh is credited with taking many photographs which have graced the pages of our resource books […]

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Comment on Simply, Red by Rick http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/01/16/simply-red/#comment-522 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:03:16 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=314#comment-522 Thank you Terry.

To drop an extra penny in the till, I am going to differ on the tank size comment. On the likelihood the tanks were set on a car for good, my belief is that the smaller tank was always present on flat car #22 from the time it was put into service sometime between July 1901 and June 1902 (per the 1902 annual report). The tank has markings on it showing it was manufactured by the Harrisonburg Foundry in 1873, so it was available at the time. Along this line of thought, the larger tank came to the B&SR later, ending up on either #14 or #21. As the US copyright laws do not allow online access to copies of the Railway Register after 1921, I will need to find physical copies, and that is currently hit or miss due to age, location of copies and the number of issues printed within a year’s volume, and all of the railroads did not appear in all of the issues.

Regards,

Rick

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Comment on Simply, Red by Rick http://www.bsrrr.com/2016/01/16/simply-red/#comment-521 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:42:23 +0000 http://www.bsrrr.com/?p=314#comment-521 Mike,

I like historical information, and building items to prototype, where the information exists. I also encourage everyone to model as they please, since this is a hobby, and we should get as much enjoyment from it as we can. If you happen to like your silver and black tank cars (especially if Dave painted #14 and you wish to preserve it as is), keep them that way. Red on grey would be great contrast, and blue on grey would stand out, as I don’t recall anything else on the line being blue other than the station signs. Until such time as we learn what may have actually existed, choose the scheme which suits your artistic preference.

Regards,

Rick

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