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 Posted: Tue Apr 3rd, 2018 06:02 am
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" Have also decided on the bridge build, modeled on a single stay bridge, but mine be a double deck bridge,
Based on a bridge in England Mersey river, Gateway bridge in Wales I think.
You might know Si."



Hi Tony :wave:



Your BIG boat is looking pretty  C :cool: :cool: L  !

Keep up the great work !!



I checked Wikipedia ... They used 78,000,000,000 tubes of Super-Glue ! :shocked:


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Single Stay Si.  :)


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 Posted: Tue Apr 3rd, 2018 03:38 pm
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Afternoon Si, many thanks for those pics I saved them, yeah single cable and two towers not 4, I cut the ly for the first tower, sic pieces and 1 mm card to make up 3 inches square.
I wont be having hat many cables 5 at the most on each side, saw a bridge that was a cable stay only had three cables when we were holidaying down the Gold Coast, glad we are home now, feel  hotting up down there, tomorrow big night opening ceremony Commonwealth Games.


I didn't get a chance hit post reply by mistake, a lot of work on the tower base where the track deck is, one of the front ply pieces I be cuttin back to 24 mm's and the other two back to 128mm's. For the centre beam to fit in, going to have every foot a support all the way down the on each half so can see the trains on the outer track.
gardening tomorrow will see if I can do some cutting on the towers as well, make the most of the nice weather, still warm in the sun though .

The cable stasy be fun, will have to figure out in making a jig for the drill to drill the right angle on all holes.

Tony from down under

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Hi Tony :wave:



I think the French have a pretty nice one as well ! :shocked:




















The climate is usually quite mild down in the South Of France for much of the year ...

... so you don't always need shorts & a shirt when jumping off it !



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Morning Si :wave:, thanks again for those awesome pics of that French single cable stay viaduct bridge, those towers are 102 metres, in Ho scale 1.160 meters high close to mine only difference a double deck bridge .

Going to ask my wife is I can buy a couple lengths of 9mm dowel 2.4 metres in length,so I can work out how many lengths to buy, be back on the bridge construction on Saturday working out the center beam that where the dowel  fits into. First dowel be the hardest o work out cut and fit making sure the tower is  square will be doing that on the ground with, can you draw a pencil line square with a level.
Is it warming up in the UK now.

Tony from cloudy down under 

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I have a feeling phase 3 of this project will be to put a pond in place so you can operate your RC RORO under the bridge:glad:



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Hi Ken, how is the weather going in double digits now, we are still in the high 20's, cool morning, won't be able to sit outside soon for the morning coffee.
Ha, Ha :P:bg: , that could of being possible before Easter, we had a bad storm 90mm's in under half an hour, where the bridge  is going had 2 inches of water flowing in from the back yard, that would be a big job modelling a  river with flowing water, be nice.

I plan to using that blue tarp for water and looking into modeling the wash make by the ship, talking about the ship, I have made a mistake on the upper deck is not working out so I will have to cut from the main deck off and start again. Was checking the calculations and they were wrong, and checking the pics of the bow just wasn't right, a slight set back should get back to where I was on the bow construction, done differently. 

THis time I will have more bulkheads  on the bow section, that will keep the raided deck level and the front of the bow fixed as well.

Over the weekend I be working on the bridge tower and setting it up on the floor to work the lengths of the dowel, with the bridge I can leave the main piers to  after the four bridge sections is finished, trains running end of June.

Second last post from Si, I will model that last pic with the bloke ski diving off the French bridge:bg:

Tony from sunny down under

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Getting lot's of double digit weather here with a minus sign if front, not hit double digit's on the plus side for a month or two, more "SNOW" expected tonight and tomorrow :bang::bang::bang:



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Hi Ken, I thought it be warming up now over there, second month of spring, do you have a hot summer or mild one.

I found a big mistake int he first bulk head,, main deck and the raised deck wasn't working out probably because of that, so I decided to cut above the main deck and stat on cutting the framing between the main deck and water line base, what I should of done.

Glad I found out now instead of later, the pics of the two trailers is in the 3rd post second pic.

Going back a few post to the pics of the two trailers on the main deck found out there is three trailers way out looking at the first frame I glued on the right size with a bit of modifying worked out.

There is another frame in front of the first one, the main deck floor will go right to the front of the bow .

The new channels beside the keel is for two 18 mm  square dowel  pieces will strengthen up the hull.



The second pic a full scale drawing of the cable stay double deck bridge , the green bin was used to shade the drawing, now I now with length to cut the 9 mm round dowels and hopefully two 2.4 meter lengths to the 5 lengths $5 a length.




Will start cutting the beams for the bridge tomorrow, 2 12 mm by one and half inch beams with supports so can see a train on the outer track,going to be stunning once finished, ribbon cutting ceremony for when the first train crosses the bridge.

Will make the most of the nice sunny weather , no rain.

Tony from down under 



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" Second last post from Si,
I will model that last pic with the bloke ski diving off the French bridge :bg: "



Hi Tony :wave:



The bloke wearing the 'socks & sneakers' is an unusual subject for sure ! ;)

I hope he put the right backpack on & not the one with his sandwiches in ?

When you pull the rip-cord ...

...You really don't want a load of pepperoni & bread-crumbs flying out the back !! :shocked: :w: :f:



The bridge size looks pretty darn impressive laid out on the ground like that. :thumb:

The paving gives a nice idea of scale ... BIG ! !



Try fitting one of those in a 'Walthers' cardboard-box ! :P



:moose:



Si.



First really decent weekend of Spring here.

A bit showery still now & then, but some woodwork outside could be a possibility soon  .  .  .

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Early morning Si, yeah I will do something different , ha, ha , my bridge wont be that high  for a parachute jump, maybe hang gliding.:cool:.

I measured the cable lengths this morning, will need to buy 4, 2.4 meter lengths to start off with, a couple I can get two out of a 2.4 m length and a couple I can get two lengths as well but one length be for the second tower, the smallest length I will join together for the other tower that is supported with a pier saving on wastage.

Good you are getting warmer over there Si get some work done outside, the sun is out now her wasn't earlier raining,will wait for it dry out before I get the ply off cuts I want to cut back to the width of the module sides and left over for the bridge centre .

I forgot to add a third pic of the frame work to hold up the road deck, rearly for show, no weight as the real bridge would be taking every day and night, again I have worked it out where there isn't too much wastage cutting cut the ply , could cut it in one full length, too much work.

Looking at the pic, I have drawn the frame work up as an A shape, cut the shape and join them up glued and screwed. 

Plan to buy the dowel lengths this week before the drawing start to fade.

Tony from downunder 

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