I have spent a couple of nights on progress of the Cooks Cutting bridge. All that is left is to place the Grandtline bolt detail to the bridge bents, then attach them to the deck, fit the footing plinths then add the multitude of almost invisible detail bits & pieces.
Then comes the most enjoyable bit to me which entails weathering & creating a time & place in history.
I am most impressed with the 1mm brass angle that i found for the guardrail staunchions....these have added immensely to the intrinsic strength of the above decking components & the appearance of same.
I have produced enough components for around 8 or so units & will build another 3 or 4 of this project to refine or modify
The last few bridge projects have convinced me that i should at least try & refine the items & release them as a commercial venture under the Laser Rail Bits brand we created some years ago. It has been on my mind for some time to rejig our old range of detail items & do them as well.
As for bridges....I have a zillion different prototypes to choose from.
Time will tell & of course any readers are invited to comment on whether or not these types of structure kits still have a place and are still relevant in the marketplace.
Returning to the comment on weathering the structure earlier in the post...i am torn between painting the above deck detail white as the prototype appeared in recent years...or to just go for the 50s / 60s look...It might end up as one of each???
Anyway enjoy the photos...
|Construction so far....|