Montfort's Bridge

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Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Hello Happy Railway Modellers !
The Montfort's Bridge layout is on its way. First thing first, I built the baseboard. In fact it's a little bit bigger (4' x 10") than the original Barber's Bridge (22" x 8"). All your comments and avices are welcome. Thanks.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Mountain » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm

It's a nice start. It should fit in a car for easy transportation.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby alex3410 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:04 pm

Good luck , i am looking forward to seeing how it develops :D

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Dave » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:20 pm

Following with interest is the term I think 8)

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby glencairn » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:28 pm

See it from both sides. :lol:

Seriously. The hardest part is starting. 'Down hill all the way now'.
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Thanks for your comments. A drawing to explain what I'm trying to build (hope that helps):

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 pm

And now, back to work ! :lol:

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 am

Bet that guy got the point :D

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:24 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Mountain » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:16 am

They really lifted narrow gauge track like that. Ex WW1 narrow gauge trqck was specifically built like a trainset so it could be lifted and bolted together. Some is embedded in concrete and is down Pembrey Country Park in Wales. It was made from sections like that and used with the old Royal Ordinance Factory which was once down there. Mind you, it may have taken more then one man to lift each track section?
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:30 pm

This picture is just a joke. Nothing else. And WW1 is the biggest blood bath of the human being history. :evil:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:36 pm

I made a few scenery tries. I'm not very satisfied with the result.

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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby Montfort » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:51 pm

I dumped all that junk in the trash can. I don't have the skills to build this layout. End of the story. Sorry for this waste of time. :oops:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Seems ok to me.
The only thing I'd change from that last shot is to use the cobbled sheeting inside the tracks and raise it and the surrounding cobblestones to track height so it looks like the track is sunk into them.
You could use multiple factory sheets layered together to give the building a little depth on the face. :idea:
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Re: Montfort's Bridge

Postby roganty » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Montfort wrote:I dumped all that junk in the trash can. I don't have the skills to build this layout. End of the story. Sorry for this waste of time. :oops:


No one has any skills when they start a layout, it is the process that builds the skills.

So far all of your layouts have gotten no further than sticking some track to a board.
I had high hopes for this one. (For one, your baseboard looked professionally made)

I think that you should sit down with yourself and properly decide what you want to achieve.
For a first timer it doesn't have to be photo realistic and historically accurate, just something fun that you will enjoy.

If I were you I would persevere with this one. Print off more factory buildings from the internet, and not worry that the tracks are on top of the cobbles.

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