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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  4:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My next Challenge project:




My branchline to the stamp mill needs this to complete the trackwork to it and the future logging camp.

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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  4:58:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



I've never built a wooden bridge kit before. I have a Howe truss bridge further down on the branchline but I had given the kit to my Father many years ago to build as me skills weren't up to the task at the time.








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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 02/07/2021 :  5:01:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looked it up, looks like a nice project

RR-L thread of it being discussed briefly. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53211&whichpage=4

Edit: A big Homer Simpson ďDuh...Ē actually took time to read more of the thread. Itís Glennís layout thread.

Party on, donít mind the buffoon in the back row....


Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

Edited by - k9wrangler on 02/07/2021 5:24:21 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  7:27:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen,

Bridges are a lot of fun to build and intrinsically impressive because Everything shows!

Iím sure itís well within your capabilities.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  8:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen, will be another nice addition for the layout.
Looks fiddly. Are you going to use jigs for the assembly ?


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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deemery
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  8:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Central Hobbies" - the store I used to go to when we lived in Vancouver....

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  11:08:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the encouragement everyone.
I've been in Central Hobbies many times. Unfortunetly it is up for sale and if the owner doesn't find a buyer in the next years he's going to close it down.

Some progress over this weekend, starting with staining.





I used some Micro-Mark Weather-it-easy brown stain. I just dumped it into a storage container and let the parts soak for about 30 minutes before fishing them out to dry. Three batches were needed for all the parts.





I liked how they came out in the end. The parts are sorted out using a couple TV dinner plates.




The first steps involve a lot of cutting, notching and drilling of the truss's top and bottom chord pieces. I made a slight problem for myself when I stained all the wood, removing the color-coding that was put on the ends to determine sizes. Because of that, the calipers came out.




To Answer Rob's question,
I made several photocopies of the templates and pinned them to a piece of insulation foam with a sheet of wax paper on top. I then started to assemble the trusses by pinning and gluing the parts together onto the template.








After a couple hours work I had one complete truss, and one half built.



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TomPM
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  11:23:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice job thus far.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  11:53:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  04:55:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Tom and Mike said, Looking good, nice start.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  12:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yup, have to agree with the other guys, nice job.

Nice job on the staining too.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  2:06:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen very nice job. If I remember Model Railroader had the plans for this bridge in the late 60s or early 70s. Somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind I have a faint memory of building it to those plan. Anyway Great job so far.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  3:23:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen,
Nice job, and it does look like fun. You moving right along.

Scott



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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  12:48:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone.
I spent some time in the workshop this evening and finished off the second truss




10 instruction steps completed, 18 more to go....



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  08:22:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent start, Glen.



Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  7:54:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking trusses Glen. And pins holding it in place, is still a jig to me.
Nice work.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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