Posts From June, 2010

Trackbed and track in place

Now all the trackbed sections and the track is finished and its rotated 180 degrees and a mirrored drawing is placed on the table as a type of jig. The stringers under the trackbed are glued in position.
Near all of the 29 bents are close to finish. I need some more Northeastern Scale Lumber to finish the work.

Each section of the deck bridge have 3 layers of lasercut wood glued together.

For the coloring of the wood I have used Testor FLOQUIL railtie colors. Very easy to use and I think it give a good result with the color.

Track ready for trackbed

A 1:1 drawing is laid out on the table so the track can be glued to the trackbed section. Between each section I do not remove one tie. That give the track the correct gauge.

The trestle will have 29 bents with different height and a deck bridge to cross the river and the lower track on the module.

Roadbed sections and bents ready

I am lucky to know torsja and he has access to a laser at work. That gives some nice possibilities and I selected to build a new big trestle using a combination of lasercut wood and Northeastern Scale Lumber to build this new bridge.
The road bed is cut in sections and all the bents are cut in different heights.

The track ties are removed, expect for one tie for every trackbed section. Both tracks are glued to the bed and the remaining plastic ties will give the correct gauge on the track.