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Author Topic: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image  (Read 1596 times)

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Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« on: November 26, 2013, 03:23:42 pm »
Hi All

Now Fintry Junction is effectively complete I am starting on my new layout

This will have an impressive modern viaduct as its centre piece inspired by the photo below

I have made a start on the deck of the viaduct and will post photos when more progressed



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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 05:38:48 pm »
Strewth :goggleeyes:
How big is the new layout going to be?

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 12:31:17 am »
A long time since I came up with this new layout idea but now back on and the build is to start in the new year.

I have been buying stock (the easy bit!) and building kits for the layout.

Key aspects for the layout are centre piece viaduct with high speed line, classic line in the valley leading to off scene cement works and a container depot on a leg at 90 degrees to the main layout. Likely that I will loop the fiddle yard on to the same board as my existing layout as there is room.

This will fill the other side of the loft.

I am looking for this to be a scenic layout for full length trains to run continuously as I like to watch trains running by in the landscape. Simple but long lengths of track so I will stick to DC.



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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 02:29:04 am »
Hi,

All sounds good. Looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:58:22 pm »
Progress being made with the slow building of a Walthers Mi-jack crane for the container depot. A tricky kit to build and very fiddly, I will post photos when complete.

Also completed two Kesteral modern industrial units, still to add extra details such as gutters and downpipes to enhance the basic kit.

For the main base board, I have to overcome the problem that one end of the loop to the fiddle yard will run above the loft access hatch. Looking at the clearance for head height to see if it works but as a last resort I could have a lift out section.

« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 10:59:49 pm by Rabbitaway »

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 09:19:32 am »
Looks impressive, look forward to seeing your updates, I don't think I have seen this in real life, but I might need to make a detour!

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 09:23:16 am »
I assume the prototype is in mainland Europe? Are you running British stock?

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 03:08:29 pm »
The viaduct is in Germany and carries the ICE line between Hamburg and Munich

The layout will be UK based but using this structure as inspiration, as expected it will have to be compressed in both length and height but will retain the curved centre arches as a key feature

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 04:44:49 pm »
ahhh, maybe not that much of a detour then .... not the Fintry I was thinking of   :doh:

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 05:16:10 pm »
Layout will be based around central Scotland, so yes around the Fintry you are thinking of!

Imaginary new high speed cross country route in the central belt, it could be a fesiable build?




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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 07:54:12 pm »
Looks interesting, will you be scratch building or using existing pieces and 3d printing?
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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 09:27:38 pm »
Scratch building the viaduct

I have the deck started with a wooden base structure. I have tried to cover this with plasticard but not getting the clean cut lines I would like so I may have to go with a mount card covering for all but the parapets. Which will need to stay in plasticard for strength. Generally not keen as card as a building material but I will try and see what works!

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 10:38:14 pm »
Progress with the viaduct deck

Plywood deck and angled softwood for the structure below

The deck is 1.2m in length

The parapet is in styrene which is working fine but having a little difficulty in getting the styrene to stick to the timber without the glue distorting the smooth finish, I will try some high quality mount card and see if I can attain the right finish, the parapet will stay in styrene to ensure a robust and straight element. Also getting clean cuts in the styrene for the larger pieces is a difficult. I need to check that the paint finishes on both card and styrene will be consistent. As the model will be of a newly opened viaduct there is not the option of weathering to cover any inconsistence in finish, a bit of trial and error required.



     








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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 07:58:44 am »
Good looking start, profile is bang on

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Re: Fintry Viaduct - Very Modern Image
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 09:55:34 am »

Hi Rabbitaway,

I have found glue branded "aliphatic" is very good for fixing plasticard to wood, card, paper or foam board.

Cheers

Ben A.



 

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