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Author Topic: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986  (Read 14801 times)

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2016, 05:48:58 pm »
What a superb looking bridge! :heart2:

Seconded. Really superb modelling work.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2016, 08:00:52 pm »
That looks absolutely splendid.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2016, 08:43:00 pm »
Love the bridge.
Great stuff.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2016, 09:17:50 pm »
 :hellosign: gotta agree with the above that is a nice bridge
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2016, 09:31:27 pm »
Yep, that's one great bridge. :thumbsup:
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #80 on: March 28, 2016, 08:11:54 pm »
Hi,
Thanks again for the kind comments. I did worry this bridge would be beyond my modelling capabilities, but I decided to get stuck in and see what happens....

Glad I did, as the resulting bridge does look quite like the prototype - and an beautiful prototype it is - a cross between a castle and a bridge really. Perhaps because of its proximity to Blair Castle?  I've done a little more work this weekend, including extending the towers downward, the scenery will have to be modified a little, and will involve use of some modelling clay to seal any gaps. Also there is some walling, which ends in some castellated end posts. I have made these from square plasticard section. Thank goodness for this and micro-strip!

The lattice girders when finished will just slot in place, no need to actually glue them in. My biggest challenge will be the curved central lattice piece which joins the two girders in the middle. I am pondering how I will make this intricate part.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2016, 08:19:52 pm »
Thanks for these photos. A really superb example of model engineering.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #82 on: March 28, 2016, 08:42:22 pm »
Very nice work indeed.
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #83 on: March 28, 2016, 10:52:49 pm »
The bridge is looking great, keep it up.  Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #84 on: March 29, 2016, 11:36:50 am »
What a superb looking bridge! :heart2:
Agreed it looks superb even now in its unfinished state  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #85 on: March 29, 2016, 07:23:50 pm »
Seconded.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2016, 09:18:05 am »
Excellent work, the progress is great :)

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2016, 04:02:03 pm »
Magnificent bridge - it seems to me it should have a Royal Train crossing it  :D

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2016, 08:19:26 pm »
Good evening
A couple more Tilt Bridge photos, I have pretty much finished the lattice sides, it just needs the central lattice piece. I am thinking of looking for suitable plastic gaskets to form this. Otherwise its nearly there, a little bit of painting left on side walls etc, and suitable capping for the walls to be made from modelling putty.

Sorry, no Royal train, only a ballast train - although you could count 47541 "The Queen Mother" as a Royal loco!

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2016, 08:45:09 pm »
Thanks for the photos., very nice work, indeed.

 

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