Concrete arch bridge

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cacmage, May 12, 2003.

  1. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

    I didn't get much work done on my duckunder bridge this weekend. I built this instead.

    It's made mostly out of strips of 1/8" hardboard. The arch was made by bending, glueing, and clamping them to a frame. The supports are 3 pieces glued together and cut to fit. The round detail is made from pieces of wood molding. I filled in the gaps with plaster then primed the whole thing.

    I still need to do some detail on the front, and it needs to be painted, but I'm happy with it so far.

  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Don't blame you I'd be real happy with it too! :cool:
  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    what an impressive structure:) :) Nice job
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    What do you mean? That arch looks like just the right space to get your head through...

    Fanciest duck under I have ever seen! :D:D:D

    Nice work!

  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Wow this is impressive. Can't wait to see it on your layout cacmage
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That is one nice piece of work!!!!! Beautifully done!! It'll be a focal point on your layout. Can't wait to see a pic with a train crossing over the bridge!
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Interesting variation on the ends. Do you have a drawing of how the scenery fits around it? The supports at the end don't come as far down as the arch.
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    A very nice piece of work indeed!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Wow! What a great piece of work.
  10. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

    Here's how I had originally thought of doing the land contours around it. After thinking about it more, I may extend some of the supports lower so I don't need to hide as much of the arch.

  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

    What a magnificent bridge. I love it!

  12. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    VERY COOL!!! I agree that you should expose more of the arch.

    Very nice drawing, what software did you use?
  13. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    What A Piece Of Work!

    That is magnificent work. I really like the opening for the little road. I cannot wait to see this one all up and scenicked.
  14. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

    I think I went a little overboard weathering the bridge. I'm definately going to fix or completely re-do the paint job. The camera does a good job of picking up all the little spots I missed. The flash does help get rid of the shadow though. :)

    There's still no scenery except the backdrop, I probably won't get started on that for a while. (There's no track going to the bridge yet either)

    Thanks everyone for the compliments, it's really helped me keep at it.

    p.s. The drawing was done in windows paint.

  15. billk

    billk Active Member

    The weathering looks great, IMHO. (As does the whole deal!)
  16. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Looks good from where I sit. Nice photo of the train crossing the structure.
  17. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Thats one beautiful job you did with that bridge.

    Ron :)
  18. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    I think the weathering looks great too, fabulous bridge!!

    If you did that drawing in Paint, you are one heck of a good draw-er!! It looks like something generated out of a 3D program.
  19. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    I am a Bridge "Freek" ....That one really tickles my Fancy Great job
  20. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

    Nah, if I did it in a 3D program it'd brobably look more like this:


    I still haven't gotten rid of that shadow :rolleyes:

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