Another Bridge

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Matthyro, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I need another bridge to span the 28inch entry to the upper section of my mushroom. Once again I use my favourite material. Corrugated cardboard and cerealboard. No prototype for this one but follows the usual truss method.
    I strarted making up the base.

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    made cross sections next.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    added some uprights made of 3/16 inch strips of corrugated card and 1/8th inch cerealboard

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The angle beams added. Painting comes next.

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    Ha, the maestro is back! :) :) :)

    I really missed your great contributions, but I realize that putting up the benchwork of your mushroom layout must have been quite a bit of work. (Hey, you didn't contruct THIS out of cardboard, did you? ;) :D)

    But as usual, you're off to a fulminant start - and this bridge will be another beauty out of your workshop! :thumb:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us again.

    Ron
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    Robin... you always seem to come to light with a new creationjust when ! am thinging about how to go about buiding something similar.......so it up into the loft to start cutting......Hey!!!
    I thought all Canadians removed their shoes indoors :D :D :D
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    Very impressive work!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I would have never thought of using cardboard as a building material.
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    Hey Robin. Your back. Like RailRon, I figured you were busy building the Mushroom. Sure missed following the step by step instructions. Great looking bridge and should be pretty stout.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Amaxing workmanship Robin!
    Another masterpiece!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
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    Hi Robin,

    Its unbeliveable the beautiful things you make out of cardboard. I been following your new mushroom railroad and its really coming together. LOVE THOSE PICTURES. Sure hope you did'nt haft to ruin that beautiful backdrop you had on the other one?

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Fred_M

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    Missed your posts on building from paper. What's this about mushrooms? I thought you were into using PCP.... (post consumer paper). Now that you got that nasty dirty wood construction done you can once again create. Even Bob Ross had to ocassionally prep canvas. FRED
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks folks for the kind words.
    Jimmy, Letty has inside shoes as well as the outside ones.:D :D :D
    Here is a photo of the bridge from underneath as one approaches the interior of the mushroom. It is right at the top of the picture and doesn't show well from this viewpoint. It is 73.5 inches above the floor. As you pass under it, there is a step up to the raised floor. Nice as there is now ducking to get under it.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This is what it looks like from the upper level. I painted it burnt umber the oversprayed it with red and balck primer.

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  14. Fred_M

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    That scenery under the bridge looks real nice. That's really nice work and I don't see how you got it done so fast. My hats off to you. FRED
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    The Bridge looks real nice Robin. Will you have a place for the other bridge you made a while back?
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: Awesome Robin!
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Yes Dick, the other two track bridge is at the other end of the mushroom.
  18. Clerk

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    Thanks Robin :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: