Rocky Mountain Pacific in Fn3

A single track cement culvert

On June 10, 2015, I finished a scratch built culvert for the final bridge I need to complete the main layout. The mine-to-stamp-mill track needs a replacement. That’ll come later.

Here is a photo of the culvert. I’ll be taking it to the AZ division NMRA meet this weekend to show. Then, it will be installed on the layout.

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After showing it at the Arizona division NMRA meet on June 13, 2015, it is now installed and ballasted on the RMP upstream from the patio. In the photo (below), you can see the old rail - hopefully to be weathered by exposure to the elements in Arizona - holding back boulders and rocks to allow drainage into the wash without loosing fill or ballast.

Fn3 single-track cemet culvert


A double-track angled timber culvert

In the lower right area of the track plan, the two main tracks cross over a ravine. This ravine will carry rainfall runoff from the layout, as well as providing a visually interesting section.

I built this culvert to carry the rainwater under the tracks. The photo below is of the upstream side (away from most viewers). The downstream side does not have the angled wing walls, but short straight ones, as can be seen in the background.

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After showing it at the Arizona division NMRA meet yesterday, it is now installed and ballasted on the RMP near the patio. The photo above shows the upstream side with the 30˚ wing walls. The patio, below, is on the downstream side where the ballast is retained with old rails and boulders.

Fn3 dual-track box timber culvert - 1


A MOW shed for the RMP

My proto-lanced Rocky Mountain  Pacific railroad needs to store MOW supplies (spikes, plates, hardware and tools) along the pike. This shed was built to fulfill that need. The design was based on normal construction techniques with a few modifications to withstand life on a garden railroad.

9 Fn3 Narrow Gauge MOW Shed


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