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 Posted: Sat Apr 27th, 2019 10:13 am
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Thanks Peter,

yeah it is after screwing the hangers in place,
I will do the same with the support framing,
on the hangers as well and on the arch as well.

A lot of work ahead will look good when finished,
with Sir's naked hand glider jumping off the top of the tower.  :P :)

I want the bridge to stand up in it's own right,
hopefully it doesn't fall over,
all the fun with a model railway .

Tony from nice down under


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 Posted: Sat Apr 27th, 2019 11:49 am
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Sir's naked hand glider jumping off the top of the tower

... naked?

... With all the naughty bits in full display?

Eddie will be watching!

Jose.




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 Posted: Sat Apr 27th, 2019 11:10 pm
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Afternoon Jose, here is the link to page, go to post 13, the pic in question, doesn't show all, funny pic.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=8068&forum_id=6&page=2

He had a parachute rather than a hang glider, this could open this scene right up,
I could have a helicopter drop him off onto the tower.

More work on the second half today want to get the whole bridge finished,
so I can paint and lay track, need the bridge.

How was Easter, go any where?

Any idea how I can use a servo to work the hypnotic ram,
got the room to hide the servo and the longer ram.

Tony from down under
 

:shocked:





(_!_)


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 Posted: Mon Apr 29th, 2019 09:41 pm
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Thanks Eddie,

Keeping posted, I have cut the second arch half for the second bridge half,
and brackets for the hangers are in place,
might get a chance tomorrow to screw the arch's in place.

Saturday back to Camdale layout,
setting up the last model approach module,
and spiral corner module, be starting work on the spiral.


Tony from cool down under


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 Posted: Sat May 11th, 2019 11:54 pm
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Breaking news, the two half's of the bridge is now joined together and holding up, all my work has paid off,
I had to screw in place on the side of the rail deck brackets each side, that was the key.

I was on a big high could even put some  pressure on the join and sprang back,
the trains wont weigh much at all, the arches are mainly for show.

Still some work ahead in finishing one more hanger and adding bracing,
and there is the smaller arches on the other side of the the tower, yes I will make the tower wider.
The next step is the main piers will be pretty wide to put in a large bridge as weight so the bridge can stand up on it's own.
There will be a second pier for the road deck as well,
the rail deck will go between the two piers on both ends.

Lots of work still ahead, enjoy.





The top pic is the rail deck join, I be able to get the join UP flush, going to be an issue with the the track joins,
will have to drill the holes and countersunk the track plate before soldering them in place,
I should be able to get the Dremel in between the rail and road deck to drill the holes for the track nails.





Next two pics of both sides of the bridge very happy indeed.





One more hanger to screw in place, will do that next week.
Hope to leave the bridge in one piece now, will see how heavy it is to pick up on my own.

Tony from cold down under on a high


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Hi Tony,

That's simply massive!!!

Well done  :apl: :apl: :apl: :bow: :bow:




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:wave: Looking good, what colour are you going to paint it? 

As John said.....  It's massive....  

:bow::bow:

....cheers Peter.




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Hi John and Peter,

yeah, made the bridge long enough for the ship to sit in the middle, or two ships passing each other.

Be painting the bridge gray, be painting the rail deck first so I can start nailing the track down.

Going to cheat will be using the rails as bus-wires to save on wire.
The bridge isn't far from the control panel, so I can make up a lead with four wires to connect them up.

I will work on the bridge finishing screwing in place the last hanger, will work the hanger bracing later,
don't want to spend too much time on the bridge, want to get stuck into the last stage of the layout,
before it gets to cold with those westerly winds coming in.

Overall very happy with the build, she will look awesome sitting on her piers,
will be using a blue tarp for water,
this well will mark out where the piers will go so I can make the pier base for the bridge to sit on,
be 19 inches in clearance, ship will just fit under with some clearance.

Tony from down under.


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Managed to get some drawing of the Story Bridge I am basing my bridge on to find out the tower was too high, yesterday I unscrewed the arches of and cut the tower down to the right ssle height , real bridges tower from the road is 40 meters, to scale 460mm's 18 and 1/8 inches.

That changed the shape of the arch a lot, now is not to steep, very close to the real bridge, be easier cutting out steps, still pretty , put a bus on the bridge, bus is looks small on the bridge. The middle section was out too by 10 mm's will have to wait till I buy more offcut ply, now is 7 feet in the middle.





A big difference in height and angle of the arch, in the second pic, I decided to buy four new saw horses, was going to make them myself, saw them on Bunning site, had to have them .  I pulled down the stands I made from my son's computer table, now the pine timber will made into the four piers form the bridge, be 19 inches high, high enough for my ship to fit in under.

Looks a lot better now, yes the orange saw horses legs fold up for easy storage , worth the money.

Wont be able to do any more work on the bridge or layout till next week going into hospital to have a procedure done on Friday be in hospital over the weekend.
Tony from cold down under



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