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Author Topic: The Curdies Gully Branch - An Australian layout on single track T-TRAK modules  (Read 3905 times)

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I'm sorry, but I don't 'get' the comment. There will be plexi glass or similar at some time in the near future.
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Hi Andrew,

Very nice. Especially like the bridge.

Great stuff and looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Here is a video (not mine) of an aerial drone's view of the preserved prototype bridge, which is now part of a rail trail ...
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Hi Andrew,

Looks like a nice place to go cycling. Are you going to model the river bit? I'm always interested in water as have never tried so always trying to build up techniques from all sources.

I'm sure ColinH will explain his comment but to hopefully relieve your confusion, NPN is Newport Nobby, a member and moderator (I think) and has a thing about people putting the track too close to the edge of layouts. I'm guessing that it was more about the bridge not having sides but obviously don't know. Hope helps.

They do look very precarious though being used to European bridges and having seen the film 'Unstoppable'  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Here is a photo of the bridge in operation, taken by my father in the 1970's  ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85896932@N07/8739294885/in/photolist-WkvNxX-Um5yPg-MBnHh9-APzf9x-zxEmNq-ejgaU2




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I'm sure ColinH will explain his comment but to hopefully relieve your confusion, NPN is Newport Nobby, a member and moderator (I think) and has a thing about people putting the track too close to the edge of layouts. I'm guessing that it was more about the bridge not having sides but obviously don't know. Hope helps.

They do look very precarious though being used to European bridges and having seen the film 'Unstoppable'  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

Hi Andrew, Sorry the cryptic comment confused you. As Weave has said it was really a reference to the fact that @NewportNobby generally makes a comment about trains falling from track that is close to the edge of the board and always advises the installation of some form of barrier to prevent such catastrophe befalling said train. Obviously a train crossing the trestle bridge has the same potential for inadvertent mishap but it would be impossible to place any type of barrier alongside it, other than the possibly a small fence similar to that shown in your later picture of the prototype as it is now.

A great layout and feat of model engineering in construction of the bridge.
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Somehow Iíve missed out on this thread until now.
Love the layout, the name and that bridge.
Great stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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There will be plexi glass or similar at some time in the near future.

Good to know I'm not alone, Andrew. :D

 

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