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by PeterBowen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

Bent construction continued... When I started thinking about this project I knew that it would take a lot of time as each component has to be cut and sanded to fit and it is almost impossible to mass produce items – well it is impossible because I tried grouping a number of pieces together and sandi...
by PeterBowen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

A word about cutting 1/4″ x 1/4″ basswood – using a mitre saw or a NWSL Chopper. I had to modify the NWSL Chopper to accommodate larger stock see below: http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_6240-1024x768.jpg http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_6239-1024x768.jpg h...
by PeterBowen
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

50 Shades of Grey The effects of age and weathering on wood even if it has been treated in some way will result in a grey or silver grey colour. Even cedar which is used in north America for tiling roofs often called cedar shakes will eventually turn from golden brown to silver grey over time. A cl...
by PeterBowen
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

The bass stripwood arrived and the first challenge is to cut all of the components needed...! http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_6181-1024x768.jpg The stripwood bundles of different dimension basswood http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_6182-1024x768.jpg Bass s...
by PeterBowen
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

The challenge has started, but first things first - need a plan to follow. Rio Grande Southern Trestle drawing based on ON30 http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/RGS-ON30-Trestle-Bent-Drawing-967x1024.jpg One of the challenges facing scratch builders is having a good set of plans with ...
by PeterBowen
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Re: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

Prototype Rio Grande Trestle details http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/trestle-diagram.gif http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NMRA_British_Region_Building_Challenge_dimensions.jpg Construction Methods  This sketch below shows the method used by the RGS to tie the br...
by PeterBowen
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle
Replies: 26
Views: 42900

Build a Structure - Peter Bowen - RGS Timber Trestle

OK I'm up for a challenge and will (scratch) build a Rio Grande Southern (RGS) timber trestle according to specifications and research of actual construction methods and materials in 1/48 scale for my eventual ON30 D&RGW layout in a spare bedroom. http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/4...
by PeterBowen
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos - shows
Replies: 5
Views: 5559

Re: Photos - shows

Mike,

Fab pics thank you for sharing...and a superb weekend...!

Peter