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 Posted: Wed May 6th, 2020 12:13 pm
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Hi Si.  :wave:

Starting to warm up now, cooling down here,
don't know what it be like at the new house if we will have a cooler winter,
not sure about frost, will find out.





I found this pic again from one of my older posts,
what I am thinking of getting, Bosch sell them,
not sure what you call them, cross between a parachute and hang glider.

No more progress on the the bridge,
will Saturday finish off cutting the cross beams,
and start drilling them in place, then cut the arch ends.

Have being busy buying more plants that can handle the full sun,
and big job coming up shifting gravel to the side of the house, not far,
will look awesome, no mowing.


Tony from cool down under


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At long last the arch is finely screwed in place,
and is stopping the bridge from sagging in the middle.

I made a special centre jig, so the arch can be clamped to the jig.

I am on a big high after four different design attempts this design is working well,
and looks good when the arch hangers are drilled and screwed.

Having a break from the bridge and concentrating on the station modules,
next job, nailing down the new track, from the new track plan.

Back to the bridge to modify the piers and level the bridge,
then be able to work out the  module leg heights.





The second pic I be modelling and pulling off,
and yes I have the two locos and the passenger cars, with the boat ramp.










Last pic looking down the bridge,
every 12" foot will have a support beam working up to the top of the arch.

Plan to have steps and hand rails on the edge of the arch, probably only one side,
and a platform up to the top of the arch, for hand gliders to jump off.


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Being a while from last update.
Wow, the bridge looks like a bridge now.

Today I drilled and screwed in place 6 arch hangers,
very happy indeed, the arch worked.

I unscrewed the centre arch support,
need to buy 6 more 9.5 mm round dowels to finish the arch hangers.

A lot of work to clean up the arch, got some filling to do as well,
she is going to look stunning sitting out on the layout.

Painting a gray finish.















When I screwed the other side hanger in place,
the actual arch moved into the centre of the bridge.

I found the drilling was quite easy,
that will probably change when I move further down the arch.

Have to wait till Thursday to buy more dowel,
then I will do the filling, sanding and painting,
last of all the track layout and bus wiring.

Where the saw horses are, is where the piers will be,
that's the next job, razing height 5 inches, to 2 foot clearance under the bridge.

Slowly getting there,
in the meantime will start nailing track down on the modules.


Tony from nice down under warming up.


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Latest bridge update.

Wow, at long last the bridge construction is finished.

Been at it for a couple of years, and on a big high,
the arch is actually working.

Next is to sand the top of the arch square,
and start painting ready to lay the track down.










The main span is 14 feet,
where the saw horses are is where the piers will go,
will have a 2 foot water line clearance.

Later will build the road bridge, once the trains are up and running,
if all goes well before Christmas.

The arch is 2 foot off the rail deck,
and will have a walkway up to the top, on the side of the arch,
only needing one set of hand rails.

My layout is coming along, have joined up two modules already,
starting the next on Friday.


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Looking good Tony,

can't wait to see a 38 running over it.


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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 11:31 am
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Hi Peter,

Good to hear from you.

Yeah I have 3801 Lima pulls well,
if I have a long passenger train, I use a helper diesel 4222 Class same make.

Will sand the top of the arch square and underneath the arch,
so I can paint the bridge ready to nail the track down.

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Hi Tony  :wave:


Your bridge is looking TOTALLY AWESOME dude !  :thumb:

GREAT photography of the work, in excellent light as well.  :s:





It has taken quite a while & quite a few 'experiments' along the way ...

... but the result looks every bit a total winner !  :bg:


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


:cool:


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Hi Si.  :wave:

Many thanks.


Yeah long time coming indeed.
 
After tomorrow the bridge be painted,
will see if I get time to lay the track down.

On a high.


The top of the arch from water line is 4 feet in height.

Later will ad the steps on the arch,
and platform on the top for hang-gliders to jump  off.

Even a nude hang glider ha, ha.  :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg:


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Hi Tony  :wave:


NUDE !  :old dude: (_!_)   WHATEVER NEXT ?


;)


Your bridge reminds me of all my favourite bridges ... ALL AT ONCE !  :shocked:


I can see ... 'the best of cable-stays'

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Forth Bridge


&    m o  r   e    .     .      .


:java::moose: :dt:


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Hi Si.  :wave:  :P  :P 

Yeah I love the cable stay bridge design as well.

The Forth bridge off the list and the Sydney Harbour bridge,
too much work, till I came up with my design,
got some great ideas to save more work and money.


Most above arch bridges are of a tube construction,
so why not have the steps inside the arch,
and a platform at the bottom of the arch and the same on top.

Will have a viewing platform at the top of the arch,
and extended platform ramp for glider jumping off.










The bridge isn't too bad,
hard to pick up, on my own more awkward,
am thinking of making a trolley to move it around with ease.

Next job to modify the two piers to gain an extra 5" inches,
from 19" to 2' feet underneath clearance.


Won't be doing any more work on the layout till early November,
and that will depend on how hot the days are.


We are in election mode in QLD.
 
I will be helping out on per-poll voting,
for the next two weeks till election day 31st. 


Tony from down under


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