N Scale Shelf Layout-Boston Mountain Sub-Division

Joe Lovett Dec 27, 2015

  1. Joe Lovett

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    I don't have the tool you are talking about, so I will do it the old fashioned way, a number 11 blade and 12 inch scale. Will use a cutoff disc to notch the pieces at the mating surface. There is no major details for the cross braces so it will be an easy project maybe a hour or two.

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    Got the first diagonal brace done last night with eight more to go. The 0.125 inch styrene fits great, it's a bit smaller than the diagonal brace on the main span bridge but doesn't show 18 inches away. In the middle of each brace element I used a cutoff disc to notch so the sides wil,l be even

    Below is a photo of the top of the main span bridge and the diagonal brace. Will post another photo when I get the others complete. It will be tomorrow morning before I can work on them, the screw that holds the cutoff disc is striped or the threads in the mandrel. All the screw wants to do is turn around and around no tighten.

    Joe

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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Nice progress Joe. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out (y)
     
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    Thank you for your suggestion!!! I will add gussets to the diagonal braces to cover the gaps that's showing. It will be a nice addition to the main span bridge.

    Your help is greatly appreciated, thanks!!!

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    I just finished the diagonal braces needed for the main span bridge. Now have everything ready to cut the main span bridge from two tracks to a single track bridge. Will do that as soon as the other bridges visit our home, haven't ordered yet but it will be no longer than a couple of weeks.

    Joe

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    Glad to help. You might find some more ideas for bridges on this album: scratch built thru truss and bashed Kato thru-trusses for deck truss approach bridging: https://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=1138
     
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    Thank you for the link, I will check it out tonight after dinner.

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    Tonight I cut and installed the gussets for the diagonal braces needed for the main span bridge. Only took about a half hour to do but three days to do it. Ha

    Joe

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    On Friday I installed roadbed on module 05 for the approaches to the Arkansas River bridge. Will install the track when I get all of the bridges. Hope to order the other two bridges in the next couple of weeks.

    Joe

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