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#51 Tecko

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

Thanks Navybean for visiting this build log. Glad you enjoy watching the progress.

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The next step provided a bit of a problem. The two cantilever bridge towers have all sides leaning in. Instead of alternating between two side profile templates I decided to try a 3D template (two sides at a set height). So, the idea is to have a template of where the piers are to be at girder height. I cut out the template, traced it out at ground level, transposed the template edges vertically to girder height, and fixed it in place.

 

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All I had to do then was have the piers rest against the template while the glue set hard.

 

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I used an elastic band to keep piers in place while attaching the cross-beam on the top. Minder saw something wrong in that procedure. Can you stop it?



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

Sacrificial rubber band,given up for the good of the project.Acceptable lose.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

Sacrificial rubber band,given up for the good of the project.Acceptable lose.

Bravo 72psb.



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:30 PM

Minder was complaining that my joint cut was not too good.

 

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Being a technician, I blamed the tools ;)

 

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:32 AM

Added outer girders with additional/missing support beams.

 

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#56 Proud Kraut

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

WOW, it's coming along nicely. I wish I'd build with that speed! Looks great so far.



#57 Old Marine

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:16 PM

This is fantastic and its great to follow your progress.  Thanks for taking the time to post your progress.



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:35 AM

Great work!



#59 Tecko

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:26 PM

WOW, it's coming along nicely. I wish I'd build with that speed! Looks great so far.

 

Thanks. Though I am late in posting updates, the build rate is about right. After all, I am retired and nobody to answer to except myself. So, quite often I spend a good portion of the day and night researching and building a model.
 



#60 Tecko

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:30 PM

This is fantastic and its great to follow your progress.  Thanks for taking the time to post your progress.

 

 

Great work!

 

Thanks for feedback. Gad you like to watch a scale model come together.  .  . so do I.
 



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:35 PM

Created more tapered poles for bridge supports.

 

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Glued bamboo skewers together, then sanded them into a taper as well.

 

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

Its beautiful!...its a shame you have to blow it up when you are done 😄 .....mike

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 03:20 PM

Its beautiful!...its a shame you have to blow it up when you are done 😄 .....mike

 

:lol: NO WAY!

 

I can see I will have to post a sign at both ends of bridge.

 

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Oh, by the way, thanks for complement.

 



#64 Ronnie

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:13 AM

This is so nice. Very good detail and fun to watch you build it.
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:49 AM

 

:lol: NO WAY!

 

I can see I will have to post a sign at both ends of bridge.

 

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Oh, by the way, thanks for complement.

 

Hello Peter, that's a perfectly understandable reaction but if you ever change your mind my advise would be filming the exploding bridge with a high speed camera. Shows more detail...…... ;)

 

On a serious note: excellent progress! I wish I had that much talent in scratch building.

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

Hello Peter, that's a perfectly understandable reaction but if you ever change your mind my advise would be filming the exploding bridge with a high speed camera. Shows more detail...…... ;)

 

On a serious note: excellent progress! I wish I had that much talent in scratch building.

 

Rene

 

Thank you Rene for your humour.

 

Don't know about the talent bit, but I do know that fear and doubt are my only handicaps. We all have them. The times I put those aside are the times I surprise myself with what I create. Scratch building does not expect me to build a model to someone else's plan, nor to build a real one. So, I have no expectations on me except letting go of fear and doubt... which I have to do regularly throughout the day.

 

I learnt long time ago that nothing is impossible. It only seems impossible until it is understood how it can be. ;)
 



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:57 AM

Adding intermediate supporting arms and braces.

 

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Minder is supervising the supporting arms.

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:43 PM

Freakin' awesome.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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#69 Tecko

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Posted Yesterday, 12:32 AM

Freakin' awesome.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Thanks Manny.
 



#70 Tecko

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Posted Yesterday, 12:44 AM

There were more Asian POWs and deaths, on the Thai-Burma Railway, than from the Allies.

 

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