M&K Junction Railroad

M&K Junction Railroad
Another train of eastbound coal crosses the Cheat River

Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Progress Photos

Here are some pictures of the Cheat River bridge and some in-process pix.

The Cheat River Bridge - still unfinished!!

The Cheat River Bridge looking 'west'

The Cheat River Bridge looking 'east'

Looking west at bridge level

Looking east at bridge level.

Until I enlarged this photo preparatory to uploading it, I had not noticed that the guard rails on the westbound (left) track at the far end of the bridge are quite crooked. You cannot see this when looking from above. I'm finding that the camera is an excellent tool to check your work.

Roadbed laid for the outer track west of the bridge on the Cheat River grade.

Double roadbed construction, cork over foam

Smooth curves on the outer track, not easy to do with Micro Engineering so-called 'flexible' track

The outer track is progressing

Further on down the line

Sunset's B&O Q4b Arrives

My Sunset/3rd Rail's B&O Q4b, first announced in 2005, finally arrived this weekend (1/15/2010); a little over 4 years after I ordered it in Nov. 2005.

Here are some photos:

Sorry about the flash being used for the cab/backhead shot, very inartful. I'll try to take a better shot later.