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    The beginnings of a One Lane Bridge:







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    Cheers Tony

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    Looks great mate!! Kind of reminds me of country NSW bridges (but without a truss side)
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    Other than the really long drops at either end of the bridge, it looks fantastic.

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    Thanks guys ... this evening I started a little weathering of the bridge:











    Weathering isn't one of my "stronger skills"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Weathering isn't one of my "stronger skills"
    Well to be honest ( I hope you don't mind ) , I didn't like the bridge very much because of the planks you built it with , but with the weathering it looks lots and lots better. If you used alcohol with the weathering , watch out when you weather the legs , the glue might come loose.
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    No, I don't mind an honest opinion at all. However, what was it about the planks you did not like?

    While I don't use alcohol when weathering thanks for the tip, something to keep in mind if I ever do use it
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    I think the bridge is fine, including the planks. I've driven across bridges like that in rural Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The weatherling looks good, though you may want to continue it down the ends so no white shows through once the bridge is in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    However, what was it about the planks you did not like?
    Without the weathering they seemed unrealistic wide and big to me , with weathering the individual boards look a lot better.

    Especially in these 2 photo's , but I realize now it's more the photo's that make it look like you used Popsicle sticks.

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    @mosslake
    Thanks Russ and I too have driven across one or two bridges like it as well - sometimes with a bit of intrepidation

    @FrankieD
    Thanks and yeah, I really need to do something about the those drops

    @Gordon
    Thanks and these kind of bridges are fairly common all round the world, especially here and in Australia as Russ pointed out. Once I have done the under side and "legs" the ends will also be done

    @Janbouli
    Thanks and I suspected that was what you were thinking and, in hindsight, the planks (decking) is a little big 1/32 x 3/32nd. I should have probably used something 1/2 that size for it to be closer to realistic but wasn't sure if I could get 1/64th bass wood so I just used what I had available.

    Before doing the weathering, I sanded the "planks" flatter/thinner trying to get a lower profile without screwing them up. I think the weathering tends to flatten things down as well so the raised planks don't stand out as much.

    Will finish the weathering this evening and post the (hopefully) completed pics - thanks guys.
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    This is how it finished:





    Unfortunately the "flash" washed out a lot of color and makes it seem as thought the stain didn't take. It is a lot darker in normal light and will take it out into the sunshine tomorrow for more realistic pics.

    Now to get back to the Trestle Bents
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