The Bridges at Saltash

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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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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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looking good so far :D
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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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It looks really impressive

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Typical, I go into hospital for a week and come back to pictures like below. :D
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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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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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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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The month interfering with this project will be coming to a very successful end in a few days...and I'll be able to get back down to things. For an idea of what I've been up to, here's a link to a YouTube video made by the lighting company I've been liaising with giving an insight into the size of the project at Crich I've been helping to organise:


And a better late that never reply to Mike's comment:
Question of reality - How will the hand of god sort out things if you have a problem on those 2 loverly complex spans?
The spans are around 12 inches long each and have good access along the sides to get tweezers, etc into to persuade a stuck train to move. But with reliable running...and a well pre-cleaned track... I get virtually no issues. At least I got very little on the Forth Bridge, where access was a little worse!
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