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    • February 25, 2020 9:07 AM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

      You could go Zn 30 and squeeze it ....

       

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by: Rooster

      That's comical. I have trouble seeing O scale details and my fat fingers have trouble hanging on to G scale details. Zn30 yeah right.

    • February 24, 2020 6:41 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

      You could go Zn 30 and squeeze it ....

       

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by: Rooster

    • February 24, 2020 4:41 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

      Just one?

      Yeah because I am not sure I can even get in one.

       

      If you take the On30 outside and brought the G in, think of the possibilities!

    • February 24, 2020 12:53 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

      Just one?

      Yeah because I am not sure I can even get in one.

       

    • February 24, 2020 11:06 AM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

      Just one?

    • February 23, 2020 8:24 PM EST
    • This whole thread is making me rethink my On30 layout to see if I can squeeze in a loop.

    • February 22, 2020 8:47 PM EST
    • Found this 1970's footage of the Western Pacific through the Feather River Canyon, some good shots of the Keddie Wye near the end.

      Once they get into the canyon the 1 to 1 scenery begins to look like model railroad scenery, pretty cool.

      Enjoy

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cidv5OBG92Q

    • February 22, 2020 1:42 PM EST
    • I have hauled many loads of lumber out of nearby Quincy, had no idea the loop was there. I want to visit the museum in Portola

    • February 22, 2020 11:52 AM EST
    • I've been to Keddie. It's a nice scenic drive down the Feather River. 

    • February 22, 2020 11:50 AM EST
    • That's really neat. I can visualize a WP Zephyr passenger train coming through there in the 60's.

    • February 21, 2020 11:10 PM EST
    • Dredging up an old thread

      But I and others discussed the Keddie Wye in this thread and I just ran across some video of the Wye and thought I woukd share.

      I have stood on the hillside above the tunnel, where most of this video was shot from, and watched trains as well as fished the river below

      Anyway enjoy some good train footage.

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3kqphgqSmo

    • February 21, 2020 6:51 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Thanks John, I knew you'd like that. Can you imagine hand-cranking four people up a 1.5% grade for four miles (to Va City), then one or two miles more in the laterals, and then back? Well, gravity would help take it back, but still... 

      There's a page on hand cars that says the hand pedals soon lost favor to the two man lever method! 

      Blow me down Olive! I wish every hill was down!

    • February 21, 2020 4:39 PM EST
    • dupe post, due to double-tap I guess

    • February 21, 2020 4:39 PM EST
    • Thanks John, I knew you'd like that. Can you imagine hand-cranking four people up a 1.5% grade for four miles (to Va City), then one or two miles more in the laterals, and then back? Well, gravity would help take it back, but still... 

    • February 21, 2020 4:25 PM EST
    • Yup ya got me there Pardner, helps explain the splayed right leg too!

      Good catch.

    • February 21, 2020 4:12 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      Image result for Sutro tunnel entrance

      Cliff see the mule behind the passenger car? Last pic 

       

      John, I just ran across this additional shot of that rail car, thought you'd enjoy it. 

       

       

      I'll bet that mule driver had Popeye arms!

       

       

    • February 16, 2020 1:45 PM EST
    • Inconvenient, yeah ........ but it's better than plunging to your death I suppose