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Spal
#61 Posted : 19 January 2018 13:53:22

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What an imposing structure the full size bridge must be Blink This will look very impressive to the people viewing it on display.

Al
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#62 Posted : 19 January 2018 14:52:15

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Great piece of work, getting better and better everytime you post.

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#63 Posted : 19 January 2018 15:02:34

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It looks awesomeBigGrin its huge Blink you are a very skilled personCool great stuffThumpUp ThumpUp regards PhilCool
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#64 Posted : 19 January 2018 21:28:19

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That is a very impressive model.

Really like your skills in making some of the complicated parts from scratch. Those pulley wheels are very well done.
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#65 Posted : 19 January 2018 22:55:42

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delboy271155 wrote:
Amazing work on this huge construction.

Cool Cool Cool

Hope you don`t have to move it out of that room your in. Blink

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Derek for the coolies.

Actually looking forward to having my space back. The whole project will eventually go to the Ballina Maritime Museum, and yes it will fit through the door, sideways, with a half-inch to spare (according to my calculations).
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#66 Posted : 19 January 2018 23:04:57

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Spal wrote:
What an imposing structure the full size bridge must be Blink This will look very impressive to the people viewing it on display.

Al

Thanks Al.
I am sure once the display gets crowded in with landscaping and the boat, it will lose some of that imposing size due to its current empty spaces surrounding the bridge.

Every time I go to the museum I walk passed the display area assigned to the bridge. In its place is a display of maritime navigational aids on the Richmond River at Ballina. The scale is about 1/200. The whole display space looks tiny in comparison, yet it is exactly the same area. I know, because I have remeasured it a few times to make sure I have not made a mistake. It is an illusion for sure.
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#67 Posted : 19 January 2018 23:24:18

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Thank you Mark, Phil, and Tony for your encouraging words.

Decided to add the servicing gangway at top of tower.
Then painted the towers.











Received some plastic 1/72 scale figurines. I amputated the arm of one and reconnected it to make him look like he is waving. I plan to place him here (painted in high-visibility work clothes).

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#68 Posted : 20 January 2018 22:34:56

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Created traffic lights with large 5 mm LEDs (easier to see from a behind point of view).
They turned out over scale, but I am sure the Ballina Museum can live with it.

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#69 Posted : 21 January 2018 00:17:30

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Beautiful work once again, am sure the museum are going to love the finished build....Drool Drool .. Credit to you....

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Alan
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#70 Posted : 21 January 2018 23:10:19

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Thank you Alan.

to continue:
I discovered before installing the towers that once they are in, the span cannot be removed for repairs. There won't be enough room to pass above the pulley wheels. So I cut off the lateral bumper rollers (the hidden side) and replaced them with removable ones.


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#71 Posted : 22 January 2018 00:41:20

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This is coming along at a fast pace, looking good.
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#72 Posted : 22 January 2018 21:16:55

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Gibbo wrote:
This is coming along at a fast pace, looking good.
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Paul

Hello Gibbo.
It is fast because I posting photos in piecemeal to catch up to where I am at at the moment. Then it will be a lot slower. Thanks for your interest.
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#73 Posted : 22 January 2018 21:17:53

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Prepared road base. Installed the necessary span and traffic lights wiring along bridge girders. Assembled road, towers and traffic lights in one go.

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#74 Posted : 22 January 2018 22:00:05

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This is really coming along, nice attention to detail.

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#75 Posted : 23 January 2018 22:05:42

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Thanks Graeme for nice response.

to continue:
Took me a few days to add all the matchstick posts and split bamboo skewer railings.


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#76 Posted : 23 January 2018 22:20:12

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Lovely work againBigGrin it is a pleasure to watch this coming togetherDrool Drool regards PhilCool
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#77 Posted : 23 January 2018 23:40:27

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a few days ? wow that would have taken me a few weeks, looks fantastic.
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#78 Posted : 24 January 2018 23:52:22

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Thanks Phil and Paul for kind words.

Had to tie up the loose wiring under the table, mainly to log and keep track of the wiring. So they got terminated, and extra wires were added for connections to the Control Box.




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#79 Posted : 25 January 2018 21:57:26

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Then I had the fiddly job of painting the railings. 



I do not plan to paint the bridge to appear weathered, but as if brand new and unpolluted. It is something I learnt to appreciate from doing some architectural rendering in my youth. So, I gave the rest of the bridge a cement grey colour. The road will be painted to appear as concrete (with gravel).


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#80 Posted : 25 January 2018 23:32:31

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This build is going to be very popular with the visitors once it's complete Cool nicely done so far.

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