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Scratch building a modern concrete trestle
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 Posted: Mon Jul 13th, 2015 11:37 pm
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Sean W
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Hey guys,

Really not much to show as far as the build process unfortunatly. Ive never built a bridge before, so I learned a lot.

This isnt a perfect model, there are a few things I would have done differently, but thats why im doing this project. The biggest thing I would have done would have been only making 3 sets of legs instead of 4 and leave wider gaps on either side of the bridge. Trying to take one of the sets of legs out would have destroyed the bridge, so I left it be.

Anyway, this is representing a modern concrete bridge with a wood deck. These kind of bridges are very popular in the middle of the desert where small dry washes are frequent. They are cheap, fast and easy to build!

Heres the model! This is the first time I got to use weathering powder ( ground up chalk ) and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!

the model is made entirely out of balsa wood







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 Posted: Thu Jul 16th, 2015 05:49 am
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Ray Dunakin
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Nice!



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 Posted: Fri Jul 17th, 2015 08:06 pm
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Thanks Ray!

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