First scratch built bridge

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by eve_9d9, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

    I built a bridge today, check it out. For a first try I think it came out ok!

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  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    not too shabby for a first timer!some nice realistic abutments.i hope to see pics of other stuff of yours!i dont model in N scale but for something that small,absolutley spectacular.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I think that it looks GREAT,I like the concrete abutments that you made, they look very realistic, KEEP IT UP :thumb: :thumb:
  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    It can't be!

    That cannot be possibly a first try! It's just way too good!

    Ok, froget the above staement. It's really good,though. Much better than what I could have done!:thumb: Nice work!
  5. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Great work! What are the concrete abutments made out of?
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Nice work eve. :thumb: Very good for a first effort, heck, very good for any effort. :D
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    That is pretty fine work! Don't tell anyone it was your first! Looks GREAT !

  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. berraf

    berraf Member

    Wish I could do something like that at my 20´th try sign1
  10. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

    Thanks Everyone.......

    the concrete ends are just made from foam, I cut the basic shape on the band saw, then carved 'em up a little, painted with acrylic craft paint, the bridge is made of basswood, which seems to be stronger than the balsa, but be around the same price, and come in the same sizes.......the only thing I really screwed up was I wish I would have painted or stained my materials before I assembled the bridge, never even thought how hard it would be to get in those little nooks, and crannies, it reduced me to having to have to spray paint it brown.......

    maybe you guys could give me some pointers about building to scale though, it seems really hard in n scale since everything has to be so small, there was alot of time spent with a ruler and a micrometer trying to get things reasonably realistic, and in the end I think its still a little too big.....heres a pic with the engine on it..

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  11. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

    Berraf, youre from sweden? Thats fantastic, all my favorite bands come from right in your neighborhood, if I had a chance to visit anywhere in the world right now, it would right next door to you in Finland. That whole area is like the Mecca of heavy metal music. Someone once told me it because they have to play fast to stay warm:)
  12. berraf

    berraf Member

    sign1 sign1
    Give me some names of groups you like...
    I´m not so much for heavy metal now a days but rock from the 70-80 is my cup of tea :wave:
    For instance Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo, BTO and Jerusalem. Those were the days :)
  13. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

    I dig the older stuff too...rainbow deep purple, sabbath etc, but as for the newer groups........HIM, In Flames, Nightwish, and the greatest band of all time Sonata Arctica are all from around your area (mostly in Finland) theres a ton of others whos names escape me at the moment........have to go through my CD collection

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