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Offline mr bachmann

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2014, 04:14:03 PM »
just wondering why you would need a forth rail bridge , when most of us are happy with one  :bounce:

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2014, 01:55:01 PM »
Is this bridge still going to be built/copied, if so this drivers eye view may help or
even change your mind  :hmmm:

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2014, 01:59:16 PM »
Laser scan and 3-D print surely!

I'll be first on the list - assuming it will be under £50!

Cheers  Jon  :)
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2014, 06:50:46 PM »
Roger this is fantastic you have just given me a great idea in which way to go.I have traveled the bridge for years but have not been able to take a photo like that and I can assure you that with all the investigations I have made regarding the rail bridge I have never come across one like It and am wandering if this is the first.
I am still at the planning stage of my layout and can assure you that once I start construction of it I will be giving a full account as I go along.

                                  Best regards and thank you    Ken  :thankyousign:  :claphappy:

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2014, 02:57:54 PM »
Roger this is fantastic you have just given me a great idea in which way to go.I have traveled the bridge for years but have not been able to take a photo like that and I can assure you that with all the investigations I have made regarding the rail bridge I have never come across one like It and am wandering if this is the first.
I am still at the planning stage of my layout and can assure you that once I start construction of it I will be giving a full account as I go along.

                                  Best regards and thank you    Ken  :thankyousign:  :claphappy:


There are many photographs of this bridge and many of the train deck.

There are also many photographs of areas the public do not generally gain access to.

Many were taken during the refurbishment of the bridge.

Try this

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=forth+bridge+internal&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=kWoHU-XGMoXDhAeTyoGQCA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=1006#q=forth+bridge+scaffolding&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

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« Last Edit: February 21, 2014, 03:04:56 PM by Arrachogaidh »
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2014, 02:32:57 AM »
It seems that someone is actually attempting this in T Gauge...

http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=123

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2014, 05:06:23 AM »
Even if you manage to build it it's going to be a chore to paint... and paint... and paint... and paint... and once you're done... to paint... and paint... and paint... and paint...  ;)
Hey, don't knock it. The Aussie celeb (well, that's arguable) Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) was a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge when he was discovered
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2014, 05:57:35 PM »
Even if you manage to build it it's going to be a chore to paint... and paint... and paint... and paint... and once you're done... to paint... and paint... and paint... and paint...  ;)

Hey, don't knock it. The Aussie celeb (well, that's arguable) Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) was a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge when he was discovered


So you've never heard the expression "Like Painting the Forth Bridge"?  :no:

Although, the last lot of paint was epoxy resin based so should last 25 years or so. :thumbsup:
They're there for their tea.

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2014, 10:41:45 AM »
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SCOTLAND’S BEST LOVED LANDMARK

Take the survey

http://www.forthbridgeexperience.com/

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2014, 08:48:44 PM »

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2014, 10:32:55 PM »
It seems that someone is actually attempting this in T Gauge...

http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=123


Brilliant stuff. So happy someone is attempting this.  :bounce:
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2014, 07:25:00 AM »
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=21437.msg219982#msg219982

In the linked post you can see the bridge that was on display at the Glenrothes MRC show built by the Glenrothes Society of Model Engineers (or a member thereof)

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2014, 07:58:23 PM »
Sadly it is a very poor imitation. The bridge has no vertical sides. The prototype has relatively few members that are vertical in 90 degrees. Certainly not the sides.
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2014, 05:50:32 AM »
The Glenrothes Show one seems to be a bit on the short side too :hmmm:

I think the Forth Bridge is one of those landmarks that is SO iconic that it needs to be done accurately or not at all :thumbsup:


Paul
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2014, 11:46:18 AM »
Forth Bridge one of my favourite places with a good pub close by (Hawes) and I have numerous
photos , and indeed the main tubular girders should be inclined inwards as they rise .Also the
horizontal top sections of the main cantilever sections should be much wider, and the northern
cantilever rests on dry land at N Queensferry rather than the concrete pillars island (caisson ? ).
Also the arch connections between the main cantilevers are too short and stubby.

The model must have been quite time consuming so it's a pity it wasn't more accurate
as this would not have involved much extra work or materials.


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