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  • Nothing exiting to show tonight really, just a photo taken after the second coat of sea colors and some more rock drybrushing... the rest of the evening was spent distributing ballast on the mill tracks. I will glue down all ballast in that area in one go tomorrow.


    Troels Kirk

    Näsum, Sweden

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    • Nice sea, I like the way the colors suggest what there is just below water.

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      • Troels. Your continuous coast line theme adds so much... Great project..fabulous art...
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        • Troels,

          Our movie star in residence.

          Never fails us!
          Arthur

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          • Due to my success with the accounts yesterday I rewarded myself with some extra time in the train shed today!

            So the new bay has become glossy (as an undercoat for waves of course), all mill tracks have been ballasted.

            Then I started building the trestle for the wye tail track. A simple jig allowed me to produce eight bents in no time, and I've added paper washers to all, plus one bent has got the "nuts" (thin slices of rosin core solder) glued on as well.




            Troels Kirk

            Näsum, Sweden

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            • Great and efficient work, Troels. And a very inventive method for the NBWs. No time to wait for order delivery, almost no money, hat's off!

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              • There's another on I can use. Great job Troels
                My Youtube Channel

                https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2BGOc8muLgx4MVNEk8yrA

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                • Good looking trestle and nice imagineering on the NBW's.

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                  • Nice Job Troels.....

                    I like the trestle....and the home-brew NBW's ;-)

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                    • Troels,

                      First off I just love your work....you do set the bar high for the rest of us...NICE work! I was wondering about your building mockups. Where do you go from here? I've seen others use foam core as the mockup then just when all is good, they simply attach whatever siding the building calls for. Of course, the interiors are reinforced well enough to stay rigid. Seems like a fairly good plan and saves some time. Are you working from pictures or just shooting from the hip with sizes,, etc?

                      Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      Mike Reuter

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                      • Mike, I eyeball everything really. No direct photos. I have looked at a lot of archive photos of small pulp and papermills in New England, then sketched my own mill as I'd liked a mill to be. When mocking up I changed the design a little to accomodate the place, with an extra floor on the main building and bigger buildings all over. I'm sure the details will change when I finally build it, but it will still resemble my original sketch.
                        Troels Kirk

                        Näsum, Sweden

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                        • i thought most bents were made out of round supports??????

                          is their more support in square supports???

                          dave
                          On30 Dave

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                          • Trestle bent posts can be made from round or sawn timbers. Size of posts are dependent on expected loading of trestle. Typical size is 12" x 12" but you can probably find some 10" x 10" or larger. Also find as few as 3 or 4 posts and 5 or more as needed for load.

                            Bill Uffelman

                            Las Vegas NV

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                            • My trestle bents are 10"x10" since this is just an industrial spur. The will stand pretty close though to spread the load.
                              Troels Kirk

                              Näsum, Sweden

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                              • Smaller bents will provide a more delicate look, just fitting the spirit of the very narrow gauge of Maine.

                                I've seen pictures of timber trestles on some British Columbia logging lines that looked so flimsy you wouldn't have dared crossing them by feet, and yet there were trains running on them...

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