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 Posted: Sat Nov 6th, 2010 10:08 am
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Kim-I'll say it again-WONDERFUL!!!

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Not practical for your line Woodie.

The brakes on your cars ain't that good!


Kim-

A great model of an unusual bridge--is it freelanced, or is there a prototype?

Lots of neat little details--the riveted over ends on the ladder rungs-

The oil leaking down the hydraulic cylinder-

the small piece of rope tied around the post-

A top rate job--can we see more of your work?


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Yer right Herbie. The MRy would only have a lift bridge over a dry wash to let the Chupacabra herds go through.

Kim-like before...now, do you have any more photos? (besides the ones on the other site)

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The bridge (and the photos) look great - the excellent reviews are well earned.

I suspect that you've probably built similar models before. 

I also get the impression that a lot of observation (and knowledge of prototypes) has gone into this model. 

In other words, I really like what I'm seeing - and I'm looking forward to any future postings.


All the best,

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Thanks everybody.


My hydraulic bridge is a static model even though I have given it a lot of thought about how to make it work.

The first change would to build it out of metal, styrene is just too fragile.

The power could be miniature hydraulics, chain or concealed electric motor.

This is my first bridge of this type, believe me I pulled it to pieces a few times but it worked out in the end.


It is based on the modern military hydraulic moveable bridges. The only reference I could find was an online modelling catalog.

The bridge will eventually be used on my modern industrial rail display.

This display is taking a long time really, I keep finding things that I want to model and they all have to have their place.


My time period is about 1973 onwards.

This world is hydraulics, containers, roller-doors, material handling machines.

This worlds materials are the marine salvage of the past.


I will post pictures as it evolves.

The size is 2 foot wide, 1 foot 6 inches deep and 1 foot 3 inches high.


Cheers Kim



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I don't have a lot of time this morning but later I will try to get all the photos into this single thread for Kim.

 







 


 



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thanks dave they look better as one thread

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Kim-the bridge obviously works! I thought you said it was static. Just because you need to "help" it with an "outside power source" don't mean it is a static model...Poseable? Operational? Manual? Those apply.

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