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 Posted: Sun Apr 29th, 2018 08:18 pm
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Hi Tony :wave:



I shouldn't worry too much about not doing the cable-stay bridge. :us:

I think that whatever bridge you end up doing, is going to look TOTALLY AWESOME ! anyway. :bg:



This general 'arch' drawing of yours, looks pretty impressive ! :shocked:





The double-decking of the bridge in your drawing looks pretty  C :cool: :cool: L  as well.

What's the plan on the 2 decks ? ???

It looks like there is a 6-lane highway on top & a double-track railway underneath.





Just one comment ...

... From a realism point of view, I'm sure that's EXACTLY how a lot of road/rail bridges would be constructed ...

... BUT ... From a 'seeing the trains' point of view, that looks like it might be a bit of a problem ? :hyp:



It also looks like track cleaning might be more difficult as well.

Just wondering if 'trains on top' would work out better ? L:



The RO-RO is coming along nicely by the looks of things Tony ! :cool:



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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2018 05:19 am
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Hi Si:wave:, I will send you a PM with a cutout drawing pic of the the bridge I was going to build but used the design on the lower deck for the new bridge.
Most of the double deck bridged today are like mine rail on the bottom deck , looks good and the way I be building the framework can see the trains.
I have being busy working on my control panel, have to make a start on it, will take a while to build and do the wiring, good thing can be done t night in the hobby room.

Looking at my drawing that is the with of the track bed,I just drew the track plan the same as on my layout plan 3 and quarter inches in width, inch between the track sleepers.
Thanks, will get back to the ship construction possible tonight after watching a doco on Australian Coast by Neil Oliver he is British long black hair.

Tony from cool down under .

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I have made a start on the arch of my bridge yesterday afternoon, the arch is made up of seven pieces, and arch is 24 mm thick the only way I could save on not too much ply wastage.
The first pic I marked the piece of ply of the angle needed, I just used my battery saw,would of being too much mucking around using the circular saw jig  same with a drop saw.






Next above pic I will be taping the sections down to the floor and marking the first line of the arch.




Final pic I coded each piece so they go make in the same spot, the first arch always the hardest to do, three and a half arches to go, will need to buy the dowel as  well, the arch be in two half's will have to stand up in one piece, be hard to store as well, may be be able to go in the spare room, don't want the arch to warp in any way.
Hi Si:wave:, I found uploading the pics to my post in one after another has worked well, no problems 

Tony from cold down under  

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I can well imagine storing the bridge would be a problem as the sections come together, looking forward to your building progress on the bridge and ship. I've built a couple of model diaoramas which were a pain to work on and store, I was glad to deliver them to a coupe of Museum's.



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 Posted: Mon May 21st, 2018 12:54 pm
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Hi Ken, is it warming up and are you in double digits by now, we had two degrees last night, warmer tonight 6 degrees but may drop down lower that 6.
I have made a start in marking out and cutting the shape of the arch sections that will make up the arch  which will be 24mm thick, a second piece of ply will join the sections together, glued and screwed . Second half be fun as it will hold the dowel, will mark the ply to the width of the dowel will have to be square then a smaller piece of ply will hold the dowel in place, be too hard to drill straight.


The next pic shows that I have coded each piece so they will go there where they should.


Si :wave: I have finely masted posting the pics onto my post at long last, too easy, the mistake I was making I previewed each pic I posted why I was having trouble with the cursor, when I uploaded the pic the found the cursor was already there to the right of the pic 

Tony from cool down under on a high 

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In to the double digit's weather wise, much over the low twenties, I find it to Hot!, would much prefer your temp's.
However it makes for good "Negra Modelo" (Mexican)beer drinking weather.
Working on a model or two hopefully? for the NG meet DU next year. A false front building and a small diorama for the meet.



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 Posted: Tue May 22nd, 2018 11:35 pm
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Afternoon Ken, you would feel those warmer days, your 30 degrees be like our 40 degrees, being close to the Arctic cycle are your days a lot longer than ours, Alaska they have no nights, drive ya nuts .

Be looking forward to seeing some pics of your dioramas, the only diorama I be modelling is the Union Pacific  Kennefick park at Omaha, got a plastic model of the Big Boy 4023 and a powered Centennial DD40AX   to sit on a hill in under the pergola.

Over the weekend be setting up all the modules and decking for the layout, finished building the last module on Monday, be an awesome site indeed. 

Tony from cool down under.

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