Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Coops, any update is a great update from Friargate, now get typing. :lol:

Jim, thank you and with that here’s an early stage progress of my next bridging project.

Before placing the plaster bandage all three bridges are to be constructed and fitted in place so I’ve started with the simplest one, well, simplest in that I only need to do one side but it’s still proving a bit of a head scratcher. I’ve just about cracked it now though so whilst the card cures overnight here’s a little pic.


The mouth and abutments will be clad in Slaters 7mm plasticard stone with the tunnel itself clad in plain 4mm bonded brick.


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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:56 pm

You've had a lot of angles to juggle with there Paul, but hats off to you,
it looks spot on to me, should look the business once covered.


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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:01 pm

Hi Paul - can I suggest some strips of masking tape over the gaps between the cardboard supports (or better still some chicken wire) otherwise the plaster bandage might sag between the supports.

This Signature Left Intentionally Blank, but since I have written this and I intended to do it, this Signature is intentionally not blank. Paradox or What?
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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:49 am

Jim (1), the angles proved quite challenging. The abutments proved easy enough in the end as the card formers either side provided a useful guide. The internal walls were much more difficult until I hit on the idea of a template. By placing a sheet of paper under the bridge and over the track I could mark a pencil line for the tunnel mouth edges on it. Rubbing a finger along the rails left a crease in the paper and once removed both acted as a guide for gluing those sides to the mouth section.

Jim (2), as with the diorama, I will stuff each cell with scrunched up newspaper to act as a support while the bandage dries. Cheap and cheerful and gives full support. :D


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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Always like to watch the building of lightweight structures.
I tend to be Victorian and over strength everything.

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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