What we do in the Southern hemisphere

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jimmybeersa, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    Our colder weather has arrived enabing me to get back into my loft after one very very HOT summer So here is this weeks production A corrigated cardboard bridge ...a.la Robin My first post in quite a while, Glad to be back

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  2. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    Another View

    The Bridge Painted Will post another view when it is in place on the layout

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Very nice, great rivet detail Jimmy! Good to hear from you again.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice bridge Jimmy but let us in on how you did the rivetting EH!
  5. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    I Like It!

    Is that EVER cool! Well done, sir! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I also would love to see that on your layout. [​IMG]
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Cool beans :thumb: Welcome back :wave:
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Hello Jimmy - it's fine to hear from you again! :wave:

    And I see, you didn't lose your talents in the hot Summer. :D The filigree bracing of the beams looks great! And yes - how did you do the rivets?

    BTW - is this H0 or N scale?

    Ron
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That looks terrific!
    Ralph
  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    The Rivets? I have some thin card... a throw away from our local printer, My wife donated
    ( after some gentle words and endearments) a wheel with a lot of spikes,I think it is for spacing stiches when doing hand sewing, I place a steel rule along the strip of card and make a line of holes turn it over and you have a line of make believe rivets, the white glue fills the holes made by the points of the wheel. will photgraph the wheel tomorrow and post it. Alternatively find a sprocket from and old clock or something that has gears that suits the spacing you want mount it on a handle after sharping the teeth to make indents on the card. works well on foil or copper sheet as well
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    :cool: Great Bridge Jim, so glad to hear from you. :D
  11. Wyomingite

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    Beautiful bridge Jimmy and welcome back.


    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Awesome Bridge :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the rivett how to Jimmy. Wendy has been good to you letting you use her sewing tools.
  14. RailRon

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    Thank you for the information, Jimmy.

    I remember that my grandmother (she passed away a long time ago) had such a wheel. As a little boy I used it to run over cardboard to make rows of indentations - little did I know then that I was modeling rivetheads! :D :D :D

    Now I'm off to a handcraft shop for women, looking for such a wheel. I'm already looking forward to the looks of the women behind the counter: "What, a M-A-N is buying such a thing??? Must be a weirdo, or worse..." :eek: :eek: :D

    Ron
  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Hi JImmy, the bridge looks great and its good to hear from you again. The wheel you speak of, or one like it, is called a ponce wheel. I have a set I got from MicroMark. This for the info of those who don't care to go to a sewing store!
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Great work Jimmy, and welcome back. :wave::wave:

    And thanks for the tips on how you did the rivets. I like that....:thumb::thumb:
  17. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    Riviting tool

    As promised herewith a picture of my purloind riviting tool

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  18. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Never fear Ron, you can mail-order one from a woodworking store...

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=32817&cat=1,250,43298,43305

    They are called "pounce wheels".

    Andrew
  19. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    A closer look

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  20. Doc Holliday

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    Don't ask me how I know, but those wheels are used to transfer a pattern to material using carbon paper. You run the wheel along the pattern "cut" lines and it puts little dots on the material to follow when cutting.
    Doc