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Re: The Bridge

Postby dkightley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:05 pm

Nice video of The Bridge at its last outing.....

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Re: The Bridge

Postby gbtrains » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:35 pm

Hi Dough

that looks to be running smothly now.
When is the Bridge next out in around the Yorkshire region? :D
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Re: The Bridge

Postby rail450 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:33 pm

Hi Dough,

which glue and which ballast are you using to get realistic looking track beds ?

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Re: The Bridge

Postby dkightley » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm

Hi Seigfried

There's no special trickery involved here.....just the simple fact that if you feed just the right amount of visual information, then the human brain has this feature that it automatically adds a level of detail to what it recognises.....and things look a lot better than they really are!

Believe it or not, I painted a strip of 3-ply wood with brownish acrylic paint and then simply superglued the track on top when the paint was dry.

The end result then gets mixed up amongst the large number of other "low resolution" finishes.....giving the viewer the impression of there being a high level of detail! You just have to then discourage the use of macro lenses!!!


And on the bridge structure itself, the sections of flexitrack simply slot into shallow matt black painted "T" section slots in the top surface of the girder elements.
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