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Greening Up and Bridge Testing

Today I decided to test fit the bridge’s positioning to make sure there was enough clearance under it before making a start on the inside edge of the cutting. I cut a seat for the bridge into the plaster and foam before starting to apply Polyfilla on the cutting side. It needs more building up directly under bridge base which I am slowly doing in layers allowing time for each coat of Polyfilla to thoroughly dry before applying the next layer. Once finished, I will paint it to represent a combination of exposed rock face and earth before applying some green growth. The outside (left as you look at it) side of the cutting will be completed at a later stage.

Coach Bridge Clearance Test

Coach Bridge Clearance Test

I have also gone over most of the layout now with green acrylic and marked out the road/tracks. In these next two pictures you see some part built Metcalfe cottages and farm house which will enable me to play around with building locations. I am most likely going to be scratch building the structures as these don’t look quite right for this scenario.

Left Hand Side Greened Up with Test Positioning of Buildings

Left Hand Side Greened Up with Test Positioning of Buildings

Right Hand Side Greened Up with Test Positioning of Buildings

Right Hand Side Greened Up with Test Positioning of Buildings

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Podbury small DC layout

 

Ancorton Road Bridge

Before I can work out the placement of structures, fields, woods etc, I really need to work out where the road is going to go and to do this I need the bridge in situ to anchor that end of the road.

After looking at the various options, I opted for the Ancorton road bridge as I have never used any of their kits before. The kit in question is a laser cut wooden single track road bridge,NBR2. The main structure is laser cut from plywood and the road surface and underneath of the bridge are cut from card.

It was an easy build, which went together very accurately and reasonably quickly.

Ancorton Road Bridge Unpainted

Ancorton Road Bridge Unpainted

I painted it using the same acrylic colours used for the platform and station.

Ancorton Road Bridge Painted

Ancorton Road Bridge Painted

Having the bridge constructed enables me the work out where the outside embankment needed to reach to and this was built up using insulation board as used for the rest of the layout.

Road Bridge Test Fitted

Road Bridge Test Fitted

Next is to finish plaster bandaging the rest of the layout before fixing the bridge and marking out the roadway.

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Podbury small DC layout

 

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