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Tim B Guenther
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- Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 1:09 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. https://youtu.be/yg5xCfq22Ss
- Running over the new bridge.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm
- Location: Costa Mesa, CA
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- Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 am
- Location: Erie, PA
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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- Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:33 am
- Location: Wa State
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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- Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:55 am
We were luck enough to have road construction grade foam donated for the project. It worked out great.
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- Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:23 pm
- Location: Syracuse New York
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.