Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:30 pm

Parapets built on both sides
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Fascias, wall tops and ends to do next.

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby alex3410 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 pm

They look really good :D

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 pm

alex3410 wrote:They look really good :D


Thanks Alex.

Still a few bits and pieces to do, then a 'Railtour Special' can make the journey across. :D
I am toying on what name to give it. :) .

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:06 pm

Fascias, wall tops and ends fitted.
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Nearly finished. :)

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:17 pm

glencairn wrote:Fascias, wall tops and ends fitted. Nearly finished. :) Glencairn


Who's a busy little bee then. :D
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby b308 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:49 pm

Thought you may wish to see this, Glencairn...

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The line is in the South of the Czech Republic at a place called Tabor and the branch (heavily graded and sharp curves) goes to the town of Bechyne. It is unusual in that it is the last remaining section of the CD run using 1500vDC and is therefore "cut off" from the main network. The locos are the last of the class. It also has a heritage EMU and coaches. It was built using steam traction but was rapidly converted into one of the earliest electric lines in that part of the world...

It's still going and well worth a visit!

I hope the photos of the bridge may help you!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bechy ... EQ_AUIBygC

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Love the photos b308. Not quite British :D , but great to put a few of my collection of buses. I shall post a picture later. :)

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:58 pm

On the theme from b308 -- buses on the viaduct -- from the front - Samuel Ledgard (Leeds), Wallace Arnold (Leeds), Kings Ferry (Gillingham), Samuel Ledgard (Leeds) and Yorkshire Woollen District (Dewsbury).
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby b308 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:10 pm

glencairn wrote:Love the photos b308. Not quite British :D , but great to put a few of my collection of buses. I shall post a picture later. :)

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It was more to show you "how it's done", there are plenty of other examples across the World but that is one I've actually seen... Inset track would make for a nice challenge, G!! ;)

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:05 pm

[quote=") Inset track would make for a nice challenge, G!! ;)[/quote]

Now there's a thought. :D

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby End2end » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:39 pm

HA! As I was looking at the last picture I thought "wouldn't the track need to be inset? :lol:
Modellers minds must think alike. :D
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:55 pm

The challenge then would be if a road was also on the bridge vehicles would run smack into , at one end, Sovereign Street Goods Yard and Station and at the other end, Falkland Station building. :oops: Methinks I shall leave it as rail bridge. :D

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:07 pm

Maybe a rusty, grass riddled, old abandoned track, or just the sleepers or just ballast with the imprint of sleepers......
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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby carnehan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:29 pm

How did I miss so much of this project? I like those walls and parapets you've constructed - really sets it off. Have you anything more you'd like to add prior to project conclusion?

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Re: Bridging the Gap - Competition entry.

Postby glencairn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 am

carnehan wrote:How did I miss so much of this project? I like those walls and parapets you've constructed - really sets it off. Have you anything more you'd like to add prior to project conclusion?

Paul


Hi Paul. Thanks for your comments.
In all intents and purposes the bridge is finished. I am making sure all is dry then I can 'knock the newness' off it. I shall do that this week (hopefully).

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