|3040 pulls an up mixed train across Cowpasture Bridge - as always a work in |
progress with some mockup vegetation
The last couple of weeks have been spent detailing around the station and continuing with the bridge module - mainly terrain and the end abutments which required a couple of visits to Camden for photos and measurements - a quick trip to Monaro Hobbies in Canberra to stock up on scenery material, styrene and paint.
While there is still a lot of detailing to be done around the station the focus will be on finishing the road and rail bridges and approach trestles. I need to get the track work advancing towards Narellan.
The road bridge had very distinctive sectionalised hand rails with 2 staggered chains that could be folded down during floods - I have been experimenting trying to replicate these using a single strand of wire see picture below - this will be a slow process
Once the undergrowth is in place on the banks simulated water will be added using Woodlands Scenics deep water pour.
I am still debating whether to use proprietary track on the approach trestle and river bridge mainly from a convenience point of view. The downside is the sleepers are shorter than the prototype - had I thought of this earlier I would have made the rail bridge a whisker narrower to allow the sleepers to overhang the girders a bit more. I think the correct length sleepers will look better if not a little slower to fabricate - I'll make the decision once the scenery has been finished and the road bridge installed
Cheers until the next post
|the simulated chains on the road bridge handrails|
The photos below are work in progress in the yard and milk factory
|Another work in progress 3034 with down passenger passes an MLV|
in the milk siding that will be coupled to the up train