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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby zdrada69 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:42 pm

martink wrote:The idea that hobbies are stress-relieving is a very common misconception. Their actual purpose is stress-balancing, since how much you do is under your control, so that you can always maintain a constant amount of stress in your life. After all, if you ever do ever become stress-free, the universe will sense this and take drastic corrective action - very risky!


That is a deep IDEA. I belive it is a starting point to a PhD thesis !!!!
Hobby as a tool for LIFE BALANCE !
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby dkightley » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 pm

At last....some real progress!!! :D

First paint applied...to the bridge approach viaducts:
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The columns below the breaks will be embedded in the scenery, leaving the top parts free to lift off. Or at least, that's the theory!
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby Nutter » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:55 am

looking good so far :D
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby dkightley » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:10 am

The Royal Albert bridge is starting to take shape.....

The track deck, sides and tube. Not shown are the 11 crossmembers.
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The sides glued to the deck....
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Test assembly to fit the ends of the deck sections and the tubes into the columns...
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Closer view of the detail of the girderwork. The crossmembers still need fitting....but I'm going to paint the track bed first.
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I'm pretty pleased at the level of detail I've managed to achieve.....
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby zdrada69 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 pm

It looks really impressive
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby Nutter » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:14 pm

Typical, I go into hospital for a week and come back to pictures like below. :D
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby dkightley » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 am

Since the last post, I've made some very good progress on designing and printing around 20 - 30 buildings, some quite complex!..and have glued the crossmembers into one of the RAB spans (photed above).

But I've now hit a few weeks where progress will be severely impacted by preparatory work for the Starlight event at Crich…..so there'll be little progress to report over the next three or four weeks. :(
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby Nutter » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Question of reality - How will the hand of god sort out things if you have a problem on those 2 loverly complex spans? :oops:
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Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Postby Ruskyviewer » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:48 pm

dkightley wrote:The Royal Albert bridge is starting to take shape.....

The track deck, sides and tube. Not shown are the 11 crossmembers.
IMG_3986_red.JPG

The sides glued to the deck....
IMG_3984_red.JPG

Test assembly to fit the ends of the deck sections and the tubes into the columns...
IMG_3988_red.JPG

Closer view of the detail of the girderwork. The crossmembers still need fitting....but I'm going to paint the track bed first.
IMG_3989_red.JPG

I'm pretty pleased at the level of detail I've managed to achieve.....


Very impressive Doug. This project will be quite something when it's finished. I've been following your progress and it's looking great. Brilliant detail.
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