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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2018, 10:25:33 AM »
Very intricate and professionally done.
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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2018, 09:42:10 PM »
Peter,
         Crap crap crap!  Copycatting other modelers, taking out of focus off-center photos, literary misspelled commentation, with ridiculous out of scale modeling with unbelievable horrendous modeling skills and technique.  I'm sorry sir, but none of the aforementioned comments can apply to you and this absolutely stunning & incredibly professional build pictorial thread.

I felt I should add to this totally original build you are sharing with a commensurate original reply.  I'm all eyes!  keep on truckin' Thanx Thom...


 

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2018, 08:51:21 AM »
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2018, 11:58:11 PM »
Well, what a response. Thank you fellow modellers, Mark, Jerry, Curt, Thom... (ha ha ha), and Janbouli.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2018, 03:49:19 PM »


Doweling the framework.


Over 11 metres of timber went into building the towers.
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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 03:10:59 PM »
The pulley wheels I wanted were too expensive (to buy ten of them). So I came up with an alternative by solder-sweating different sized washers together.
My first attempt had too much solder, but got it right after that.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2018, 03:07:22 PM »
Designed and constructed pulley wheel brackets.



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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2018, 09:55:02 PM »
The towers are not actually in place in these photographs. They are just positioned to see how it will look, and how close the span bumpers would get to the towers. The towers have to be installed at the same time as the road surface.



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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2018, 07:43:07 AM »
That sure is a beautiful piece of engineering, Peter.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2018, 05:32:27 PM »
Thank you Vince for compliment.

Decided to add the gangway atop of the towers. Then gave them a paint.







Altered a figurine to make it wave. Will have him, and others, in work clothes positioned here.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2018, 05:58:30 PM »
Awesome modeling.
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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2018, 10:45:50 PM »
This is some awesome modeling work - I'm really enjoying your thread.
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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2018, 04:38:57 PM »
Thank you Curt and John.

Created traffic lights with large 5 mm LEDs (easier to see from a behind point of view).
They turned out over scale, but I am sure the Ballina Museum can live with it.

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2018, 05:55:45 PM »
Peter,

This is just wonderful. I'm amazed at all the work going into the build. What a fantastic display for the museum.

Tom ;D
If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Lift Span Bridge
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2018, 05:13:19 PM »
Thank you Tom.

to continue:
I discovered before installing the towers that once they are in, the span cannot be removed for repairs. There won't be enough room to pass above the pulley wheels. So I cut off the lateral bumper rollers (the hidden side) and replaced them with removable ones.

Peter

 

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