Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

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Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:17 pm

This is something that has been on the back burner far too long
The plan is to bridge the gap from Sovereign Street here --
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to here -- Falkland Station
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The distance is 2ft 2ins.
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First -- dismantle part of the track etc at Sovereign Street cutting the board so --
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-and Falkland Station
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:25 pm

Checking that the new board fits.
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby Lancastrian » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:31 pm

Looks like an interesting project, please keep us posted.
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby nickbrad » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:32 pm

I shallbe following this with interest, see how the competition is shaping up, so to speak :)

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:07 pm

A little more work 'bridging the gap'. Extra support added to Falkland board.
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Bridge in place.
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Trackwork - will it work?
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:08 pm

The trackwork is laid down. 'Huxtable' doing the honours of first to cross the bridge. Sorry about the picture. He was in a hurry - just in case! :)
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Class 27 27037 was next.
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Calder Railway number 1203 next on the first freight?
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D1000 Western Enterprise testing the bridge.
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby alex3410 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:15 pm

looking good :)

the first one over is always a nerve wracking moment, no matter how much you prepare :lol:

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:29 am

alex3410 wrote:looking good :)

the first one over is always a nerve wracking moment, no matter how much you prepare :lol:


Thanks Alex. I am toying whether to add a little scenery or will it 'go wrong' and disintegrate when dismantling the bridge?

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Bridging the Gap works okay. The only challenges were I had to widen Falkland Tunnel to allow the longest engines I have to take the corner onto the bridge. :oops: and alter the position of Sovereign Street Station Building for the same reason.
After widening class 58 58001 enters onto the bridge.
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Class 45 45048 Royal Marines negotiates the curve and onto the bridge
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:14 am

Is it fixed, or is the intent to make it removable or hinged?
P.S. I think you picked the wrong project! You should have chosen new lighting scheme in the rail room! I haven't seen such dark, grainy pics since I last bought 400ASA instamatic film! :D
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby Lancastrian » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:33 am

glencairn wrote:The only challenges were I had to widen Falkland Tunnel to allow the longest engines I have to take the corner onto the bridge. :oops: and alter the position of Sovereign Street Station Building for the same reason. Glencairn

Isn't that the fun of modelling, I have to make changes from time to time, often because of something unplanned. Still. it keeps me out of mischief. :D
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:17 am

Lancastrian wrote:
glencairn wrote:The only challenges were I had to widen Falkland Tunnel to allow the longest engines I have to take the corner onto the bridge. :oops: and alter the position of Sovereign Street Station Building for the same reason. Glencairn

Isn't that the fun of modelling, I have to make changes from time to time, often because of something unplanned. Still. it keeps me out of mischief. :D


Naturally! :D The tunnel was fine - on the straight. Putting the curve in caused the challenges. :o

As the former 'elf and safety officer' when I worked, I think the bridge needs some parapets. ----

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:52 pm

Work starts on bridge parapets - Bare wood waiting for 'brick'work one side.
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'Brickwork' applied
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First part of parapet attatched
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More parapet fitted.
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:46 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Is it fixed, or is the intent to make it removable or hinged?
P.S. I think you picked the wrong project! You should have chosen new lighting scheme in the rail room! I haven't seen such dark, grainy pics since I last bought 400ASA instamatic film! :D


It is removable. Though I think it will remain in position longer than intended. I have more or less doubled the train run from the fiddle yard to Glencairn Station.

As for the lighting. Photography is not really for me. I just take pictures as and when. :D

As for the wrong project? Heck no! Bridging the Gap has been on the back burner far too long. Whether I win or not (I doubt very much I will. :) ) does not worry me. The competition has motivated me to build the bridge at last. :D

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:30 pm

glencairn wrote:Heck no! Bridging the Gap has been on the back burner far too long. Whether I win or not (I doubt very much I will. :) ) does not worry me. The competition has motivated me to build the bridge at last. :D glencairn
Just keep us posted. :D
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