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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2014, 05:55:01 PM »
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:


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Looking at the pictures of the bridge model I wanted to take a hold at each end and stretch it out to make it look more convincing length-wise...
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2016, 08:31:33 PM »
Thought I'd update this two year old thread with some up-to-date information.....

An earlier post linked to a thread of mine in the TalkingTGauge forum where I was starting to build the Forth Bridge in T gauge.  Well, it's completed...and has made two outings so far. Here's a YouTube video from the second visit:


And for reference, here's the link to the T forum:
http://www.talkingtgauge.net/index.php

Enjoy....

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2016, 08:41:56 PM »
WOW !!  :jawdropping:


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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2016, 08:43:37 PM »
Very good ! I know that area quite well, especially the Hawes Inn on the
Dalmeny side.
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2016, 08:44:06 PM »
Awesome, Doug, just awesome :goggleeyes:

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2016, 08:53:48 PM »
Nice to see the project finnished I was following on the t-gauge forum. :wonderfulmodelling: :greatwork: :superblayout:
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2016, 08:55:40 PM »
Thanks guys..

Forgot to mention, the Bridge will be displaying at both Warley in November this year and Model Rail Scotland in February next year.



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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2016, 09:02:58 PM »
The photos are amazing  but to see ithe model was even better the track layout is just a gigantic dog bone but the scenery and the bridge itself is mind blowing I saw it at the three day show at the GCR this year and I just couldn't believe it .it was about 25 ft long so heaven knows how long that would be in N gauge I'm not very good at mathematics but I'm sure someone will work it out and post on here.
I am lucky that I go to so many shows all for nothing ,although I do have to work on the stand sometime .
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2016, 09:10:45 PM »
The photos are amazing  but to see ithe model was even better the track layout is just a gigantic dog bone but the scenery and the bridge itself is mind blowing I saw it at the three day show at the GCR this year and I just couldn't believe it .it was about 25 ft long so heaven knows how long that would be in N gauge I'm not very good at mathematics but I'm sure someone will work it out and post on here.
I am lucky that I go to so many shows all for nothing ,although I do have to work on the stand sometime .
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2016, 08:02:56 PM »
Certainly an awesome model! Look forward to seeing it at Warley.

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
Absolutely stonking modelling!! Total awe apart from I couldn't find the mute button quick-enough.  I grew-up 10 miles east of it and still go back to my home town and always make the effort to go to S Queensferry most times.  You need the slow roaring and clanking sound to make that vid perfect!!

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #56 on: August 25, 2016, 10:06:34 AM »
I remember saying that this was the only gauge suitable for The Bridge to be modelled when I saw the Glenfinnan Viaduct model in T Gauge.

So glad that you've achieved this. It looks amazing. Will make an effort to see it in Glasgow next year.

Well done.   :claphappy: :claphappy:
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #57 on: August 25, 2016, 12:06:23 PM »
 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:One of the best I have ever seen and it is fantastic. When I opened the topic I was given negative vibes and told it could not be done I was going to prove them wrong unfortunately I took ill and was unable to proceed. But am glad that they have been proved wrong I am looking forward to see at its next show.
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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #58 on: August 25, 2016, 04:32:14 PM »
 :wonderfulmodelling: Can't believe you completed this in only a couple of years, and the surrounding landscape is so well done, too. Congratulations!

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Re: Forth Rail Bridge
« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2016, 01:00:27 AM »
Great model. Faithful to the prototype, except for the lack of rain perhaps! Great achievement and wonderful to demonstrate what can be done in T gauge.

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