Platform decks are built on the ground without raised pillars or footings. I should mention that Archer does catalog a set called “Bridge Rivets,” HO set 88052, but they are pretty widely spaced compared to any through girder bridges I have seen in person or photographs. I might mention that applying black rivets to white styrene is greatly easier than applying them to, say, black styrene. I then applied styrene strip entirely around the girders, to make the outside flanges. My next step will be to apply Archer rivets along the outside of all the outside flanges. The next step includes removal and replacement of broken and rotten boards or any nail heads that are not in the level of the Form Deck surface. It includes passenger and freight equipment, as well as the maintenance of way equipment which is the topic of the present post. This deck works best when you have the initiative, and it also doesn’t play defense very well.
The SP Society roster book, now available after being out of print for a few years, is well worth its cover price. Then the girders will be ready for painting, with black being a common color for SP bridges. However, if your deck is already built, you can help to maintain the good quality of your wood by being careful to clean it well, make repairs as needed, and making sure the finish is up to par. When you see a likely one, stop, talk to the folks who live there – there’s a ton of practical information they can give you. “Pete” Holst, who worked his whole career for PFE, starting in 1917. He retired as Assistant General Manager for Car Service at San Francisco. I chose a Westerfield kit for a Harriman PFE car, Class R-30-2, ten of which were sold to the SP in the 1930s. (I used kit No. 1802, but which 1800-series kit doesn’t matter, as it will end up boxcar red.) Some such cars in SP service did receive yellow paint on the car sides, but many, like the one shown above, were simply painted boxcar red all over. The advantages for having it done are many, starting with good protection, spending less on maintenance and repairs, better home market value and the beauty added to your property.
Hiring an expert for pre purchase building inspections service within your residence might help you to acquire adequate knowledge upon those reasons for which you need to repair your wooden deck installed within your private property. Having a deck installed adds style and functionality to your home, while creating additional living space for you and your family. I then cut to length all the bases of the stiffener members (since they are angles on the finished bridge) and installed those too. Next was a test fit to verify that the girders do fit into the distance between the bridge abutments, since further work would make length adjustments complicated. With a custom pattern, you must work with your installer to find out what their comfort level is. Concentrated Load Test: The top rail must be capable of holding a point load of 500 lbs. By now, you must have already mastered the art of conserving space. Inside Corner Decks – This is a smart choice for U-shaped or L-shaped homes that allows one to maximize their space while adding privacy and intimacy from the home’s walls.
One is the “roadway flat,” usually an unaltered flat car, used to carry materials, equipment, and supplies of all kinds. In this photo, the car is coupled to an SP ballast car, but those cars were not “officially” work cars, and had revenue-service car numbers. From SP records, I know this car was scrapped in early 1954, and another car received this same number, SPMW 2051, but on my layout, those events are still in the future. Like most SPMW cars, it has little or no capacity or dimensional data lettered on the sides, although the old data from its revenue service days can still be seen. To model such a car, I fumbled around in my stash of old kits and came up with an Ulrich truss-rod flat car, with adequate looking straight side sills, flush deck, and 12 stake pockets. I finally sat down with the old guy that ran the Santa Fe’s Refrigeration Department, and we pulled a lot of stuff, traded ice, switched ice, and everything else.
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