TRESTLE BRIDGE ON NEW MODULE

During this prolonged lock down, in order to keep my sanity, I started on a new module to fit into the existing layout between the loco depot and the cutting so it extends the layout by another 1.8 metres.The whole idea is to lengthen the run into the station area.

The trestle is from Harlow Graphics in Goulburn and it assembled quite easily. Before starting I read the instructions very carefully then stained the components with Woodland Scenics 1219 grey then popped the components into the oven on a stainless steel plate to hurry up the drying process at about 100 degrees but not for long. No need to be a master chef.

Next I will tackle the landscape with polystyrene foam which is made in 600x1200x50 sheets at varying thickness from Insulation Industries Broadmeadow Newcastle.I find this polystyrene foam very easy to work with when using a small Stanley surform.

All for now.

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About BURROWA

Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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6 Responses to TRESTLE BRIDGE ON NEW MODULE

  1. Walter Hinterberger says:

    Looking good – great work…Some of us can’t even find the energy 😳

  2. Phil White says:

    Peter,
    Looks great. Wasn’t aware that Harlow Graphics were still trading. I presume you have your vacuum clearer ready for the next phase.
    cheers Phil

  3. Trestle bridges of this nature were pretty much unheard of in Scotland other than on the Lochaber Alcan system but they continue to fascinate me.
    It looks excellent, Peter!

    • BURROWA says:

      It’s good to hear from you, Timber was widely used in Australia in all states and a great number are still standing all be it on closed lines however there is one that I know about in East Anglia on the closed Witham to Maldon line. The North British and the Highland Railway has always fascinated me. All the best Peter

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