Coegnant branch of the Blue line

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Fifey » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:02 am

Wow! That looks very impressive.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Michael Thornberry » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:54 pm

Hello Paul,
The silhouette of the mine looks fantastic and the detailing on the mine complex is excellent. A very good Lay-out, Paul, and looking forward to more,
Kind Regards,
Michael Thornberry.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:50 am

Thank you for the kind comments. Here are some photos of the South Pit more or less complete.

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The North Pit will be finished soon then when the colliery is complete the next project will be to replace the lift out section of track bythe garage door with a Bascule bridge similar in design to the one Walthers used to make.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Michael Thornberry » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:04 pm

Hello Paul,
You had me a little confused with your "bascule-bridge", then it all came "flooding-back" to me. "Pegasus Bridge" , Normandy, D-Day minus 1, Counter-balanced bridge on small rivers or canals. Are you thinking of having a canal and coal-barges, Paul? Should look really good,
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Michael Thornberry.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Michael Thornberry » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:17 pm

Hello Paul, again :P
Went back on your Posts to try and see where the bridge was to go, couldn't find the position, however it suddenly dawned on me just how tidy a person you are. There's tidy and then there's pristine :lol: :P :lol: , but then I have to give you the "sad news" you are missing a drill, unless of course it's in the drill-bit :roll: :lol: :P ,
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Michael Thornberry.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:13 am

I was devastated to find a drill bit missing, lol . Here are some photos of the Bascule bridge i will be modelling. It is the ST Charles Air Line bridge in Chicago. there are two bridges in the photos, the Air Line Bridge is the one with the two large counter weights that move on the outside of the structure, the other bridge is now out of use and locked in the up position.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:04 pm

This photo shows were the Bascule bridge will go, at the moment there is just a flat board with some girders on the sides. The real bridge was shortened in the 1930,s but if i model it as built in 1919, the lifting section will be 1040mm long, more than enough to bridge the gap by the garage door, which can open without touching the bridge.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Michael Thornberry » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Hello Paul,
So all you need now is to remote-control the garage-door and the bridge :P :lol: Sorry about the error on drill-bit and drill-chuck and I do like the bridge concept. Looking forward to more Posts/Pics Hmmm, oh yes, could you please model a little-bit faster :D :lol: ,
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:25 pm

Here are some photos of my progress with the model bascule bridge.
The first step was to draw the bridge using Autocad and plot the drawing out.
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I,m using strips of lime left over from the first planking of my model ship, fot the construction of the girder work.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Michael Thornberry » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:10 am

Hello Paul,
The bridge is progressing very nicely. That is indeed some extremely good wood-work modelling. Looking forward to further Posts. Take Care,
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:27 am

More photos of my progress with the lifting section of the bascule bridge.

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And in the raised position.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby sishades » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:33 am

Crikey that looks impressive. The last time I saw something raise that high was on my honeymoon. snigger. :D
High towards the far post,Howard with a header,Hes done it!Steve Howard has scored for Leicester City,Bedlam here at the Walkers Stadium. the Leeds United players are flat out on the turf in utter despair. Leicester City are going to win again

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:44 pm

The rocking truss has now been fitted to the support tower.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:43 am

made some more progress with the bascule bridge, here are the photos.
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As you can see the bridge is a very large structure, being over 125 feet tall , just over 500mm in scale.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:33 am

Blimey :shock: Have you spoken yet to Andy (GROTLAND)? Something tells me you two have a lot in common...

Your work, and not just your work-space, is pristine. Have been following this thread quietly, shaking my head in amazement and occasionally whimpering at my own satisfaction with Metcalfe. I'll have to get into the scratch-building myself... Maybe when I retire... (before then, of course, I will need to get a job! :? )

Top stuff!
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