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 Posted: Sat Mar 9th, 2019 03:40 pm
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What's even more interesting is that it's still there up in the mountains, though disused.

This taken last year 







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 Posted: Sat Mar 9th, 2019 07:23 pm
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Hi Tom  :wave:



I really like those 3 TIGHT loop pix. !!  :thumb:

Anyone who says 6" curves & Porters are unrealistic .  .   .   :P

+ a CRAZY  :Crazy:  bridge AS WELL !  :shocked:

Who could want MORE !  L:



:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:



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Hi there CRAZY ! bridge lovers !!  :old dude:


Some time ago the  :moose:Rly.  was on the look out for a CRAZY :Crazy: bridge !  L:

I know what I can make with toffee-apple sticks.  :shocked:

I have also had a BASH at using Plastruct(TM) & HACKSAWed 'Airfix' Pontoon Bridge kits !  :Salute:



So despite my R.R. project being a 'small' low $$$ outfit & toffee-apple trestles being std. ...  :mex:

... I really wanted a 'proper' bridge as well ... if yer know wot I'm gettin' at Guv'nor !  :thumb:



It pretty much HAD to be a very complicated & maybe even very expensive $$$ plastic kit ...

... although I did fancy the ol' 'Hornby Dublo' OO-scale diecast girder bridge a teeny bit !  :P



Anyway my final choice of an exotic highly detailed & highly $$$ German 'Kibri' HO plastic kit ...

... was deemed unrealistic by Salada at the time, who showed a spindly D.& R.G.W. one to prove it !  :f:



BAH !!  I fumed, as I contemplated listing my shiny new EXPENSIVE German kit, back on to Bay.  ;)


( this is turning into a   l  o  n  g  e  r   story than I imagined )


Punchline :  :time:

I was looking at photos of the wonderful 'Kiso Forest Railway' in Japan recently & ...





... Some ol' B&Ws came up on Google Images ...





... & slightly more mooodern.





The main curved-truss span, looks JUST like my 'rivet-counters delight', German 'Kibri' !
The D.& R.G.W. honestly DIDN'T use a single ounce of steel, more than they had to on bridges !!  :old dude:



Nice looking bridge those Japanese loggers have got there ... Built to LAST as well !

Is it CRAZY ?  ???

A bit !  :cool:



:java::moose:Rly.



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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 03:46 pm
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Not all bridges on that line were as substantial.





(Kiso Forest Railway Uguigawa Line)


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Hi Tom  :wave:



That's a real nice photo of how they dealt with a logging 'spur' I guess.  :thumb:

The way the track follows the contours is cool.  :cool:


It looks largely shored-up by timber as well.

I hadn't seen that Kiso pic. before.





Here's ^^ what looks like a 'typical' Kiso Forest, low bridging job, close up from Google Images.



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An unknown small logging bridge.  :mex:


Maybe a pole-road ? ...  ???

... or just to collect stray wagon wheels ?






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Here is a pic I took of a portion of a series of bridges on the Moondarra tramway near the Tyres River in 1970.

The tramway was near a sawmill and timber was transported to Moondarra narrow gauge railway station on the Moe - Walhalla railway.

Between the bridge and the station was a long incline to reach the heights of the railway.







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 Posted: Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 01:09 pm
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Hi Peter  :wave:



C :cool: :cool: L  photo  !  :thumb:


A very very very long long long time ago in my lil' 1:72  (or 1:76 ?)  'Airfix' world ...  :old dude:

... I had one of these !





Not a bad ol' thing she was !  ;)

The girders got 're-cycled' in the end, for various cunning N-scale uses !  :P



The deck & boats ? ... No idea what happened to those ...  ???

... probably floated off downstream, when the N-scale Fat-Controller ordered it's BASHing !  :shocked:





Never had mine setup as  C :cool: :cool: L  as this one ^^ is though !

This snap really GRABBED my attention on Google Images, as I looked for 'Bailey Bridge' stuff.  :)



You can still get the 'Airfix' Pontoon Bridge kit, as a recent re-release ...

... or scratch around on eBay looking for an ol' rusty one ! ... They sell QUICK though ... YESIR !!  :Salute:


 

That original swingin' '60s box-art is very hard to beat though !  [whack]



:pimp:  Pimp My Pontoons !



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Strange, for a re-release they changed it from 1/72 to 1/76  :)  [whack] :doh:






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