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  • #16
    Mike:

    Sure looks like it!

    I simplified where I could, but that's the general look I was after!

    Andre

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    • #17
      This design depends much more on iron rods and less on wood than a Howe truss, lending it that spindly look you like.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • #18
        Andre, the "problem" with your truss is that it's missing the cross members. Adding the rods running in the reverse direction shouldn't be that difficult.

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

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        • #19
          Uncle! Uncle! Y'all win!



          I went in and added the cross braces, retaining the verticals at first. Didn't look right. Looked too "busy"... so I poop-canned the verticals.

          Much mo' bettuh without my cheater vertical rods...




          I hate it when you guys are right.

          [:-spin]

          erdnA

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          • #20
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            • #21
              quote:


              Originally posted by OK Hogger



              I hate it when you guys are right.


              It's not so much that we are right. We're just pointing out things that you'd have eventually seen.
              It looks really good.

              Mike
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #22
                What Mike said, both points!

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

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                • #23
                  Aw, just messin' with you guys.

                  I actually thought about doing the angled trusses at first, but took the lazy way out and just made verticals. It is a much better looking facsimile with the angled truss rods.

                  V scale is quite different from tactile modeling in that you don't have unlimited ability to add detail until you're either pleased with the result or tied of adding detail. In V scale, there is the very important aspect of "resource conservation". That is, the more detailed (i.e. the more polygons in the model's mesh) and the larger the resolution of the textures used for "painting", the more computing resource consumed to render the model within simulator/graphic software. Too many polys, lots of large textures, too many models in the scene, etc, all add to "resource consumption", and the "FPS" ("Frames Per Second") of rendering speed suffers/etc. It's not like model railroading at all. Very different set of challenges/skill sets/etc. SO, I typically use a "minimalist" approach to my V scale modeling and V scale worlds so that I have resource room so I can add lots of rolling stock and AI trains within the sim for a good operational experience.

                  V scale is quite different from tactile modeling in many ways... but I enjoy it as an adjunct to my train interests. Works wonderfully as an additional outlet for TOC19 interest!

                  Andre

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                  • #24
                    Found an old scan from my previous (better) scanner of the actual bridge at the actual location...



                    Andre

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