After starting the curved steel trestle back in October it has taken quite awhile for me to get back to finishing it. Now that the lower track has been completed and the scenery around the back of the corner is almost complete, this bridge can be finished.
I had used Micro Engineering bridge track for the first time on the 200 ft BLMA through truss bridge. Because that bridge was straight and access to the track would be restricted I chose to fully assemble and paint the track with it's guard rails and guard timbers before installing it on the bridge. This time I did make up a section of bridge track with both ends having standard ties but am going to wait until after it is installed to add the guard rails and paint.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
For me it did not seem right to have a bright or glossy finish on a bridge that could be 80 years old in my modeled era. So I did the same thing that I had done on the 150 ft bridge before installing it about a year ago on the Harney layout section. I removed the walkways and air brush them flat oxide red.
LAST POST was attached to the bridge structure by placing a bit of clear E6000 adhesive on the tops of the bottom frame of the bridge and then holding with clamps as shown in this photo. It was important to keep the track centered between the walkways.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
As I prepare to install the 200 ft BLMA through truss bridge I needed to first prepare the track that will be inside the bridge.