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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1395 on: October 09, 2019, 07:00:27 PM »
Tom, That is a great idea!!!!!Dennis

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1396 on: October 09, 2019, 08:14:40 PM »
Hi Tom,
I wish real bridge building was that easy.  Maybe we could get some bridges fixed around town.

Looks good.  Have another Diet Pepsi on me.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1397 on: October 10, 2019, 07:46:16 AM »
Hey Tom:

Looks great so far. I'm following along and can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1398 on: October 10, 2019, 02:16:00 PM »
Watching in Awe!  Love the look of the two styles coming together.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1399 on: October 10, 2019, 03:07:52 PM »
In my best Arte Johnson voice. "veddy interestink und clever too".


Jerry,

Thank you and in my best voice, "veddy much".  8) 8)

So far this has been a fun build and kit bash.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1400 on: October 10, 2019, 03:09:44 PM »
Ingenious and great attention to detail Tom.


Curt,

Thank you my friend. It really is going to be an interesting section of roadway.

Tom  ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1401 on: October 10, 2019, 03:12:24 PM »
Tom, That is a great idea!!!!!Dennis


Dennis,

Thank you, appreciate you taking the time to follow along.

Tom  ;D

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1402 on: October 10, 2019, 03:14:36 PM »
Hi Tom,
I wish real bridge building was that easy.  Maybe we could get some bridges fixed around town.

Looks good.  Have another Diet Pepsi on me.

 ;D ;D 8)


Bruce,

Good to see you again. I work a little faster than the guvment (sp) workers and better as well.

I have a Diet Pepsi as I type this response.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1403 on: October 10, 2019, 03:15:50 PM »
Hey Tom:

Looks great so far. I'm following along and can't wait to see the finished product.

Karl


Karl,

Thanks, I'm a bit anxious to see the finished bridge also.

Tom  ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1404 on: October 10, 2019, 03:21:07 PM »
Watching in Awe!  Love the look of the two styles coming together.


Darryl,

Appreciate you following along, much appreciated. I think the two styles will compliment each other.  I'm behind in my updates but you'll be able to see how it comes together very soon.

Your post reminds my I have a list of things I want/need to order from you. I'll try to get to the order in the next week or two. Lots going on these days.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1405 on: October 10, 2019, 03:43:16 PM »
Bridge work continues on the Atlantic & Southern RR.

The Rix bridge set comes with a deck that is also .40" thick. The reason I used the polystyrene sheet is that I needed a wider piece for the roadway. The Rix roadway piece is a scale 22' wide. I needed mine almost 3' wider.

I removed all the bridge pieces except for the two main sides. I filed cut the tabs off and filed the area smooth.

Not concerned about the flash as it will be covered.



To cover the sides and strengthen the bridge sides, I used scale 6X12's in the polystyrene.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1406 on: October 10, 2019, 03:45:54 PM »
The 6X12s were a perfect fit for gluing to the inside of the bridge.

I used Quick Grips to hold the 6X12s in place until the glue dried.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1407 on: October 10, 2019, 03:53:25 PM »
The bridge is now ready for the next rebuild.





But the first section of the roadway comes next.

The bridge pillars have small nubs on the bottom side. These need to be filed flat.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1408 on: October 10, 2019, 03:59:16 PM »
If you don't file them flat, the photo below shows how they "don't fit" flush on the roadway deck.



I used a small jewelers file to remove the nubs.

I then glued the flat beams to the underside of the roadway and flush with the sides. I drew lines on the underside to guide me in gluing on the "I" beams.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1409 on: October 10, 2019, 04:03:34 PM »
I also braced the underside of the roadway with two perpendicular pieces for extra stability of the road.



Now it's time to glue on the pillars. But wait, they don't fit properly either.

The photo below shows how they are supposed to fit.



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Tom Langford
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