I am putting the finishing touches on my bridge-gate and can soon move on to laying more track. The hobo at the wood fire was a nice idea. I also ballasted the bridge ends and added the walkways. I may put a track worker on one of the walkways. I am still trying to decide if I will need horizontal adjustment of the gate for temperature or humidity changes in the future.
I am working on a way to horizontally adjust the track at the end of the gate-bridge to compensate for temperature changes.
I have now added a first layer of Mod Podge water to my Naches River. When the water (glue) dries I will try adding more waves.
I have now added the gravel and glue into the Naches river flowing under the Pacific Cascade bridge and am one step closer to adding track. After allowing the gravel to dry I will be adding some drift wood and grass on the sand bars and maybe a hobo camp.
After spending a good deal of time looking on Google Earth at the Naches river NP bridge north of Yakima, WA and the Cowlitz river east of Chehalis, WA I have drawn up a design that I hope to duplicate on my Pacific Cascade Railway gate/bridge. If the PCRy had been built as surveyed by C.A. White in 1878 it would have crossed both of these rivers.