What we do in the Southern hemisphere

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jimmybeersa, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Our colder weather has arrived enabing me to get back into my loft after one very very HOT summer So here is this weeks production A corrigated cardboard bridge ...a.la Robin My first post in quite a while, Glad to be back

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  2. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Another View

    The Bridge Painted Will post another view when it is in place on the layout

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice, great rivet detail Jimmy! Good to hear from you again.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice bridge Jimmy but let us in on how you did the rivetting EH!
  5. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I Like It!

    Is that EVER cool! Well done, sir! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I also would love to see that on your layout. [​IMG]
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Cool beans :thumb: Welcome back :wave:
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hello Jimmy - it's fine to hear from you again! :wave:

    And I see, you didn't lose your talents in the hot Summer. :D The filigree bracing of the beams looks great! And yes - how did you do the rivets?

    BTW - is this H0 or N scale?

  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That looks terrific!
  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    The Rivets? I have some thin card... a throw away from our local printer, My wife donated
    ( after some gentle words and endearments) a wheel with a lot of spikes,I think it is for spacing stiches when doing hand sewing, I place a steel rule along the strip of card and make a line of holes turn it over and you have a line of make believe rivets, the white glue fills the holes made by the points of the wheel. will photgraph the wheel tomorrow and post it. Alternatively find a sprocket from and old clock or something that has gears that suits the spacing you want mount it on a handle after sharping the teeth to make indents on the card. works well on foil or copper sheet as well
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :cool: Great Bridge Jim, so glad to hear from you. :D
  11. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Beautiful bridge Jimmy and welcome back.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Awesome Bridge :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the rivett how to Jimmy. Wendy has been good to you letting you use her sewing tools.
  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thank you for the information, Jimmy.

    I remember that my grandmother (she passed away a long time ago) had such a wheel. As a little boy I used it to run over cardboard to make rows of indentations - little did I know then that I was modeling rivetheads! :D :D :D

    Now I'm off to a handcraft shop for women, looking for such a wheel. I'm already looking forward to the looks of the women behind the counter: "What, a M-A-N is buying such a thing??? Must be a weirdo, or worse..." :eek: :eek: :D

  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hi JImmy, the bridge looks great and its good to hear from you again. The wheel you speak of, or one like it, is called a ponce wheel. I have a set I got from MicroMark. This for the info of those who don't care to go to a sewing store!
  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Great work Jimmy, and welcome back. :wave::wave:

    And thanks for the tips on how you did the rivets. I like that....:thumb::thumb:
  17. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Riviting tool

    As promised herewith a picture of my purloind riviting tool

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  18. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Never fear Ron, you can mail-order one from a woodworking store...


    They are called "pounce wheels".

  19. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    A closer look

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  20. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Don't ask me how I know, but those wheels are used to transfer a pattern to material using carbon paper. You run the wheel along the pattern "cut" lines and it puts little dots on the material to follow when cutting.

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