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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/15/2016 :  5:58:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wish I was on the 1st train to cross over. Just looks beautiful.

Looking forward to what other changes happen in 2016.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/15/2016 :  7:16:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frederic not to be a kill joy but arenít you missing a couple of bents under the ends of the bridge section?



Frank

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/18/2016 :  10:32:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, Frank, it had to happen. When I realized it, I had hoped nobody would notice this lack of strength near the center of the bridge - and even that someone would show an example, but it is quite unlikely that builders making a rather complex assembly job on the central part would leave it almost unsupported...
Anyway, I have perchance kept one jig and will thus be able to make two more supports with accurate angles. Just a few stone to unglue from the basis and it should be OK in a few days.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/18/2016 :  7:04:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wasn't trying to call you out Frederic, just pointing to a potential flaw that could lead to a very costly train wreck. You wouldn't want the safety record on the line to have a dark stain on it would you?

Frank

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  11:59:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit of progress : two new bents assembled. Nothing extraordinary, but progress nevertheless...




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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  1:37:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're so good.

Frank

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  5:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you mention it, Frank.

I've been able to proceed a little further and partially install one of the bents. Since it was not very well held by the glue : it was glued to the bottom of the top (ahum...) of the bridge and hanged with no support, I had to use some removable sticks to hold it in position while a foundation was added (ballast and little stones glued with the usual mix of white glue + water + dishwashing liquid). For the moment, this foundation is drying and I will remove the temporary supports tomorrow and add the second part of the foundation. The pictures show various stages of the process : the two first ones depict the bent with no support other than the removable stick (the file acts as a counterweight to create a force toward the top that pushes the bent against the bridge), the foundation added and not glued, and finally the foundation glued and some greenery added.











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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  6:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm going to have to add these photos to my bridge file.

Frank

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George D
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  8:07:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The nice thing about model building, you don't have to start at the foundation and work up, you can start at the top and work down.

The double bents are going to look good.

George



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  2:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Frank (I suppose - or should I say 'hope" - you didn't imply : "as an example not to follow"... )
Yes, George, truth comes from the sky...

The second bent has been installed, "foundationned" and partially sceniced...

Finish of the foundation of the first one.



Now to the second one. Positionning method somewhat different from that used on the first one.





A view of the current scene.




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  2:46:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Frederick. And a good fix. looks great.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  3:23:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice save on the bents Frederic.

Mr. Palmer can be harsh, but he means well.

He's "corrected" me a few times, and I survived!



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  5:23:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Filed it up !!


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Geezer
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  6:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome trestle Frederic.....
A beautiful scene with the waterfall behind.....



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  7:07:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Mr. Palmer can be harsh, but he means well.



You should hear what the guys at the "Center" say, yikes!

Frederic, you have my unabashed approval.


Frank

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