Electrics at Work

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December 19th, 2017, 11:36 am #71

Cos Cob was the only draw that did not have wire over the moveable lift. All the other bridges, Bronx River, Pelham Bay,
S. Norwalk, Westport, Bridgeport and Devon were all wired. 
I have no gaps in the wire. The pans are in constant contact.
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rsullivan
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December 19th, 2017, 11:56 am #72

Mr. Abramson. Thanks. I was under the impression that they coasted at each draw bridge. Since I will always keep my bridges down, I can have continuous catenary. You just save a bunch of thinking and incorrect modeling in my future.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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January 4th, 2018, 5:58 pm #73

Progress Report:  Cos Cob
I obviously need to add photo real backdrop greenery and ground foam scenery landscaping, coal in the yard, yard details like cable reels, equipment, etc., not to mention plastic water in the harbor, paint and weather the brass structures, finish the triangular overhead wire, paint and add the anchore bridge circuit breakers and wiring, and all before I die.😀

Then the the rest of the layout!
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January 4th, 2018, 6:03 pm #74

More:
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January 4th, 2018, 6:20 pm #75

The real deal;
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January 4th, 2018, 6:26 pm #76

The Bridge:
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rsullivan
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January 5th, 2018, 5:25 am #77

Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Your accomplishment and fidelity to the prototype so far requires praise, and along with Mr. Abramson's layout photos sets such a high standard that rest of us will be fearful of posting our meager efforts. Keep up the great work and please keep sharing it. Your effort is in keeping with the NHRHTA's goal to "tell the New Haven's story and keep its spirit alive." You are definately doing that in HO scale!
I look forward to watching the progress over the next 145 or so years. (Genetic models say we should be living to 250 - 300 years before our DNA starts to breakdown.)
Richard H. Sillivan, Jr.  member #3967
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January 5th, 2018, 8:58 am #78

Ed:
Looks beyond superb. Well done!!
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nhhe52
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January 5th, 2018, 9:36 am #79

rsullivan wrote: Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Your accomplishment and fidelity to the prototype so far requires praise, and along with Mr. Abramson's layout photos sets such a high standard that rest of us will be fearful of posting our meager efforts. Keep up the great work and please keep sharing it. Your effort is in keeping with the NHRHTA's goal to "tell the New Haven's story and keep its spirit alive." You are definately doing that in HO scale!
I look forward to watching the progress over the next 145 or so years. (Genetic models say we should be living to 250 - 300 years before our DNA starts to breakdown.)
Richard H. Sillivan, Jr.  member #3967
Thanks Richard:

The sources of my obsession are Rick Abramson and Don Silberbauer who ignited my interest in the New Haven West End.   I dabbled in HO model railroading since I was a kid but never had direction before seeing their work in prototypical type modeling.

Ed
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January 5th, 2018, 10:03 am #80

Ed,

Wow, amazing prototypical dabbling indeed! 

Thanks for the photo update, please continue.

Joe Smith #1253
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