Concrete arch bridge

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cacmage, May 12, 2003.

  1. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

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    I didn't get much work done on my duckunder bridge this weekend. I built this instead.

    It's made mostly out of strips of 1/8" hardboard. The arch was made by bending, glueing, and clamping them to a frame. The supports are 3 pieces glued together and cut to fit. The round detail is made from pieces of wood molding. I filled in the gaps with plaster then primed the whole thing.

    I still need to do some detail on the front, and it needs to be painted, but I'm happy with it so far.

    [​IMG]
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Don't blame you I'd be real happy with it too! :cool:
  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    what an impressive structure:) :) Nice job
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    What do you mean? That arch looks like just the right space to get your head through...

    Fanciest duck under I have ever seen! :D:D:D

    Nice work!

    Andrew
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow this is impressive. Can't wait to see it on your layout cacmage
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That is one nice piece of work!!!!! Beautifully done!! It'll be a focal point on your layout. Can't wait to see a pic with a train crossing over the bridge!
    Ralph
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Interesting variation on the ends. Do you have a drawing of how the scenery fits around it? The supports at the end don't come as far down as the arch.
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    WOW!!

    A very nice piece of work indeed!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Wow! What a great piece of work.
  10. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

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    Here's how I had originally thought of doing the land contours around it. After thinking about it more, I may extend some of the supports lower so I don't need to hide as much of the arch.

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  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

    What a magnificent bridge. I love it!

    cheers
    Val
  12. aartwmich

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    VERY COOL!!! I agree that you should expose more of the arch.

    Very nice drawing, what software did you use?
  13. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    What A Piece Of Work!

    That is magnificent work. I really like the opening for the little road. I cannot wait to see this one all up and scenicked.
  14. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

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    I think I went a little overboard weathering the bridge. I'm definately going to fix or completely re-do the paint job. The camera does a good job of picking up all the little spots I missed. The flash does help get rid of the shadow though. :)

    There's still no scenery except the backdrop, I probably won't get started on that for a while. (There's no track going to the bridge yet either)

    Thanks everyone for the compliments, it's really helped me keep at it.

    p.s. The drawing was done in windows paint.

    [​IMG]
  15. billk

    billk Active Member

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    The weathering looks great, IMHO. (As does the whole deal!)
  16. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    Looks good from where I sit. Nice photo of the train crossing the structure.
  17. Wyomingite

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    Thats one beautiful job you did with that bridge.

    Ron :)
  18. aartwmich

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    I think the weathering looks great too, fabulous bridge!!

    If you did that drawing in Paint, you are one heck of a good draw-er!! It looks like something generated out of a 3D program.
  19. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    I am a Bridge "Freek" ....That one really tickles my Fancy Great job
  20. cacmage

    cacmage New Member

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    Nah, if I did it in a 3D program it'd brobably look more like this:


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    I still haven't gotten rid of that shadow :rolleyes: