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 Posted: Sun Feb 16th, 2020 01:43 am
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I am well under way with building the new rail bridge spanning the Cam River.

Will start off with the rail bridge first, called Cam River Bridge,
and build the road deck later beside the rail bridge.

I am basing the rail bridge on the Crimean Bridge in Russia.

The road bridge wont have the top arch,
small arch underneath the bridge, road deck be higher,

Deciding weather to have 4-lanes, with emergency lanes,
so people can look over and watch the trains go by.





The arch be built with two 12mm ply joined together,
couldn't make the arch one full arch, so I joined up three pieces to make the arch.

The main beam be in three pieces as well, because I can't get timber 14 feet in length.

Main beam with be joined together with two pieces, as in the bridge plan,
sides being 2 and a half inches high.










I am waiting for my brother to bring his better jig-saw so I can cut the arches to size.

The curves decking, has come form my old spiral, not usrd in the new layout.

Tried to get an 8 foot curved arch out of the 6 foot curves, didn't work using what I have.





The two straight pieces at each end, be 2 foot long, cut to shape once the arches are cut.





I like the way the stairs are on the real bridge,
will do the same, only needing one set of hand rails.

Yep planning a jumping area at the top of the bridge, for glider and power-glides.

Wednesday be our hottest day, 36 degrees and afternoon storm.

Have sorted out the garden shed, to make more work space,
can fit two modules now, Wow.





Still an issue with water coming in at the side where the bridges are,
will reseal tomorrow in the morning.

Be test storm predicted in the afternoon, Wednesday, hot day 36 degrees.
Hot today, is 34 degrees, feels like 36, was 32 degrees at 9 am when we got out of bed.

There be a second beam going in as well as in the real bridge,
height of arch being 3 feet from rail deck.


Si.

Do you have that pic. of the bloke jumping off the French cable stay bridge ?  Funny pic.

I have being sorting out my pic. folders, deleting some, may model that, ha, ha.  :)  :)


Tony from cloudy down under.


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" Si.

Do you have that pic. of the bloke jumping off the French cable stay bridge ?  Funny pic. "





(_!_)    T  A  L  L  Y    H  O    !  !    :shocked:



:cool:
 


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Tony

Don't worry too much about the water getting in,

the dry season is coming soon.  :2t:  :us:

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Thanks Si.

I will save the pic, a question to ask,
what happened to my Ro-Ro ship in 1:87 scale thread, and the bridge thread,
from time time, do threads get cleaned out if not in use..

Will start a new thread on the Ro-Ro ship build,
actually started work again after 12 weeks,
got one more bulkhead to cut out on the stern section.


Hi Peter.

We had a storm earlier on tonight, will check the shed tomorrow morning
I had to reseal one side, fingers crossed the shed is dry.

Can't wait till mid March, so I can start work on the new layout,
was a stinker of a day today, was 36 but felt it was 40 degrees,
same again tomorrow.

Cooler weekend coming of,
can't do anything helping my train club having a sausage  sizzle,
make a start on the bridge Sunday and mark out the arches ready to be cut.

How is the bush fires going in Victoria ?
Don't hear much now.

We had wild weather copped 220 mm's of rain in a few days   


Tony


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" A question to ask.

What happened to my Ro-Ro ship in 1:87 scale thread, and the bridge thread ?

from time time, do threads get cleaned out if not in use ? "



Hi Tony  :wave:


Members project Threads, are  NEVER REMOVED FROM THE BOARD !! ...  :old dude:

... or  "get cleaned out",  as you put it.  :td:



Even ancient Threads, with tons of missing PhotoBucket pictures, are left on the Board ...  :f:

... just in the slimmest hope, that one day, PhotoBucket might get honest with folks !  :us:



Your  'Ro-Ro Ship'  &  'Double Deck Bridge In HO'  are of course BOTH still on the Board.  :thumb:



To find any Threads you have started, but can't remember where they are ...  ???  ???

... simply  CLICK  on your  User Name  'Tony M'  & you will be shown info on all your Threads.


You currently have 9 Threads, including the 'Ro-Ro Ship' & 'Bridge In HO' Threads ...  :brill:

... Which are in  'Scratchbuilding & Kitbashing',  exactly where they always have been !  Here :-


'Tor Corona' - Scratch Built RO-RO Vessel - In HO Scale


Double Deck Bridge - In HO Scale



Looks like a good start with Version-2 of your bridge Tony !  :cool:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Hi Si.  :wave:

Will take your advice with starting the newest bridge Thread, will do the same with the ship Thread,
yeah sure have a few going, the 737 train-load, and the wind turbine-blade Thread.

Cooler weather coming in Saturday, sadly can't start on the bridge, will Sunday.
I have to cut the second ply layer same size, Sunday.


Peter

Success with the second sealing of one side of the shed and weatherstrips on the doors,
we had a bad storm 25 mm's in half an hour shed was bone dry.

Gee it cost a fair bit $200 all up,
had enough rain side of the house is very soggy at the gate, grass not growing.


Tony from down under


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Good to hear you have stopped the water and our fires are under control as of today.

Looking forward to see how your bridge works out and indeed the layout in the yard.

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Thanks Peter

Are parts of Victoria still burning but under control ?

Yeah was on a high when I opened the shed door, to see it bone dry at long last.


Yeah can't wait to start work on the new bridge to see it come together.

Not sure what colour I will paint it, light or dark gray.

Tony from warm SE/QLD


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Hi all

Hope everyone is ok, been a while since my last update.

The new bridge design is coming along nicely,
I have cut the main arch sections and joined them together,
a lot of sanding to do once the bridge is finished.

Friday I marked the arch ends ready to be cut out, hopefully today,
not sure because it is very windy and cold here, can't win.

I wont cut in the wind, have a new jig-saw, and will take a while to get used to,
has more grunt than my old electric one had, no more leads to get in the way.





The first two pics of different angles,
taken of the main arch standing up, very happy indeed.

Should be a pretty strong arch when temperamentally screwed together.
I have to measure each half of the arch to be 6 foot in length, making them 12 feet.










The third pic, a side drawing of the end section of the arch.





Forth and fifth pic of the arch with the end sections,
luckily I set up a mock-up because the angle of the end section wasn't as steep.

I hope to get the four end sections on one piece,
the only way to do that is not have the side beam as long,
cutting the length back to two feet. 

I will wait till it starts to warm up, and get the two off-cut ply out,
and draw the end sections to see if I can.
Want the other piece for straight sections if I need them.

Have shifted the spiral to make the single track longer, same with the reverse loops,
they need to be long enough to fit the length of my trains,
most blocks are 30 feet long.










Final pic of the end full size scale drawing of the arch, 2 foot from rail deck.

Si. do you think that bloke be able to parachute from the top of my bridge,  :moose:  :) 
4 foot height from water line, no idea how high in 1.1 scale.


Tony from cold down under.


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" Si. do you think that bloke be able to parachute from the top of my bridge,  :moose:  :) 
4 foot height from water line, no idea how high in 1.1 scale. "


Hi Tony  :wave:


I guess that would depend on if it was a suicide attempt  :w:... or a base-jump !  :us:

Perhaps flippers & a snorkel, might be a better option, rather than a parachute !  :shocked:

Or maybe a hang-glider ?  ???


The French 'Millau Viaduct' is rather a great opportunity for 'human bird brains' !  ;)

I'd love to jump off it myself ...  :thumb:

... the French cows down bellow, are really sick of having idiots land on them, so I hear !  :P



:moose:  [toast]



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