New bridge open at FLLS

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Tim B Guenther
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New bridge open at FLLS

Post by Tim B Guenther » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm

If you are coming to the Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary in a couple of weeks, the new 7-1/4 inch bridge is now open! I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it rides. Since the brakes are not quite functional yet on my new Shay, I was a little apprehensive about the down grade, but I actually had to open my throttle to keep going down. The grade is about 3/4% on both sides of the bridge. I shot a you Tube video of my ride this morning.
Running over the new bridge.

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Re: New bridge open at FLLS

Post by Zach_Jones » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:20 pm

Looks good!

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Re: New bridge open at FLLS

Post by Builder01 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:54 pm

I took a ride around the FLLS 7-1/4" track this weekend. The trestle project is quite nice!! (Very fun!)


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Re: New bridge open at FLLS

Post by rkcarguy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 pm

The bridge looks great, I like the red oxide paint "imitation rust".
Assuming by "marshmellow" you mean Styrofoam for the approach grades?

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Re: New bridge open at FLLS

Post by thomaskremers » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:41 am

We were luck enough to have road construction grade foam donated for the project. It worked out great.

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Re: New bridge open at FLLS

Post by kcameron » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:37 am

During the construction of the bridge approaches, I thought it would be a great photo shoot for Woodland Scenics. It looked just like their products but just much larger.
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