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    Have gotten a little more done - all bents are in...

    Have gotten a little more done - all bents are in place and the Walkway is on; although, I am not all that happy with it. Perhaps it will look better once stained and blended in with the rest of the...
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    Have one end attached: ...

    Have one end attached:

    https://i.imgur.com/yPvlljg.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/tIAuDVQ.jpg
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    My four new Bents for the extension of the...

    My four new Bents for the extension of the bridge:

    https://i.imgur.com/TVcB71u.jpg

    Now - how to fit them to the bridge????
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    I really have no idea about couplers etc but any...

    I really have no idea about couplers etc but any time I do a conversion I always use MT stuff for reliability. With regards the price difference between MT and Bachmann - "you get what you pay for".
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    Okay - you guys win, a Curved Trestle it is;...

    Okay - you guys win, a Curved Trestle it is; HOWEVER, that will be built once I have the new layout down (track wise). Why? Because I will need to know where the Bridge will go and what radius to...
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    500' - darn, that will be an impressive bridge. ...

    500' - darn, that will be an impressive bridge. Mine only represents something like 90' ... so when you build yours I'll definitely be watching, especially as yours is steel construction.
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    That's easy for you to say ... BUT, like Moose, I...

    That's easy for you to say ... BUT, like Moose, I will probably need a curved Trestle more so than a straight trestle as well so building one is very much on the cards :)


    The more I look at it,...
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    Not too bad at all C0wb0y just don't forget to...

    Not too bad at all C0wb0y just don't forget to clean off the excess ballast from the insides of your rails ;)
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    There are a variety of materials that can be used...

    There are a variety of materials that can be used for "scratch building" - wood (basswood, balsa) styrene, card stock being the main materials.

    As Spookshow said, Plastruct and Evergreen are...
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    @ScottyStitch...

    @ScottyStitch @kingmeow

    Thanks gents, and I think it is coming together okay; although, I now wish I had have made it a little longer with a couple of shorter bents at either end. I still might...
  11. Yep - it does appear to be "leaning forward". If...

    Yep - it does appear to be "leaning forward". If this is the quality of Atlas's "Master Line" - imagine what their Trainman line is like :rolleyes:
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    A little more done towards completion: Outside...

    A little more done towards completion:

    Outside Walkway Supports:
    https://i.imgur.com/2zW8eCV.jpg

    Inside Walkway Supports:
    https://i.imgur.com/77eGjKm.jpg

    All supports in place:...
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    That hurts but as they say ... "experience is the...

    That hurts but as they say ... "experience is the best teacher ..." :)
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    Started on the stringers: ...

    Started on the stringers:

    https://i.imgur.com/TtkH8Rv.jpg

    They are in there some where, trust me :) I am using two 2 lengths of 1/16 X 1/16 laminated together for them. Each set will sit...
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    Thank you Rook, it has come out better than I...

    Thank you Rook, it has come out better than I expected.


    Thanks Gordon and I agree with you. The beauty of working with wood for things that were originally built from wood.


    Thanks Paul and...
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    zosimas Charles, I made the spacing 1.5"...

    zosimas


    Charles,

    I made the spacing 1.5" (about 20') however, I am led to believe it can be anywhere from around 15' to 25'.
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    Just completed the lateral secondary bracing: ...

    Just completed the lateral secondary bracing:

    https://i.imgur.com/995wKzR.jpg

    Just needs a coat of "Grey Stain" to fully finish it. In the meantime, the 1/16 X 1/32 wood wont be here till...
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    Well, it's 3:25 am and I have just finished the...

    Well, it's 3:25 am and I have just finished the lateral bracing, although it still needs a coat of "Grey Stain":

    https://i.imgur.com/995wKzR.jpg

    The 1/16 X 1/32 wont be here till Tuesday so...
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    Kind of how it will look: ...

    Kind of how it will look:

    https://i.imgur.com/nDli1Ie.jpg
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    It's getting there: ...

    It's getting there:

    https://i.imgur.com/ZaCManE.jpg

    Main lower lateral bracing in with the Secondary lateral bracing to go.
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    Started connecting them: First lower main...

    Started connecting them:

    First lower main brace:
    https://i.imgur.com/5O4Y1Vo.jpg

    Second lower main brace:
    https://i.imgur.com/qdZfPuv.jpg

    Standing upright:
    https://i.imgur.com/r40kVjn.jpg
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    No problem Frankie ... here is a link to their...

    No problem Frankie ... here is a link to their site:

    http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MI-2&Category_Code=FINPROD&Product_Count=0

    You can possibly get it...
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    With the water slide decals - have you tried...

    With the water slide decals - have you tried using Micro Sol? If not, get some, it works well to soften and drag the decal into all those little nooks and crannies. It does a great job of "forcing"...
  24. And ... they are dropped from great heights :)

    And ... they are dropped from great heights :)
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    Thank you ... so far so good :)

    Thank you ... so far so good :)
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