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Thanks guys...

Johnson wants to hand lay with tie plates doing the trackwork. I agreed, I used Monster Model Works per Johnson's request. They had the tie plates that Johnson wants or meets his expectations to his custom made spikes.

I would also like to recommend Right of Way for track spikes and tie plates however Johnson could not find the square opening variety he was after at ROW.  Jay Criswell at Right of Way will be supplying us with all the rest of the trackwork detailing. I will be generating a BOM for him this week. 

 

These are the tie plates offered by Monster Model Works:

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http://monstermodelworks.com/o...-138-148-8-hole.html

This is an opportunity for Johnson to bring his enthusiasm with P48 in on this project. When the exhibit is set up the viewer is close enough to the model inches at times that leaving off crucial trackwork detail such as tie plates is blasphemous, for a lack of a better word. 

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I hope this project will be pleasing to the viewers and history buffs.. oh and the toy train enthusiasts. 

I will be back with more, the saga continues. 

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Hi Bob,

From my research the walkways were originally designed for crews and if the bridge was within range of a turnout for the obvious reasons, cutting cars and the like. The placement of the bridge on the layout is not within range of a turnout in our simulation. Furthermore a walkway encourages trespassing and walking the span. It was decided to drop the walkway assembly as it was easily removed and I suspect intentionally left that way for this reason from MS models Korea. I think the bridge will look far better without the walkway as most of the bridges I've seen in this design don't have them any longer and this holds true into my era of modeling the 1940's and 50's. Thank you for asking Bob I really appreciate the comment. 

Erik

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We have removed the original walkways from the truss bridge and are building a new deck using D&RGW standards for timber decks from the 40's.  Lumber is Mt. Alberts Scale Lumber (nice stuff) stained with felt tip pens (water based).  First black,  then texturing with a hacksaw blade.  Any fuzz is scraped/sanded off then a brown stain (touch up pens) is applied.  It's subtle,  but gives multiple hues to color.  Experimenting with a white felt tip pen to lighten without filling texture.  Deck assembly about half way across and moving along well.  Assembly delicate but not too fragile to handle so far.  Using Titebond glue which gives a little flexibility over the brittle bond of CA adhesives. 

Erik C Lindgren posted:

Thanks guys...

Johnson wants to hand lay with tie plates doing the trackwork. I agreed, I used Monster Model Works per Johnson's request. They had the tie plates that Johnson wants or meets his expectations to his custom made spikes.

I would also like to recommend Right of Way for track spikes and tie plates however Johnson could not find the square opening variety he was after at ROW.  Jay Criswell at Right of Way will be supplying us with all the rest of the trackwork detailing. I will be generating a BOM for him this week. 

 

These are the tie plates offered by Monster Model Works:

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http://monstermodelworks.com/o...-138-148-8-hole.html

This is an opportunity for Johnson to bring his enthusiasm with P48 in on this project. When the exhibit is set up the viewer is close enough to the model inches at times that leaving off crucial trackwork detail such as tie plates is blasphemous, for a lack of a better word. 

236F377B-17DB-4AAE-8E9C-18FBD356C851-6814-00000DA3D59B122D_tmp96C46DC6-361E-4403-8706-A39419B534E5-6814-00000DA3CD101567_tmp

I hope this project will be pleasing to the viewers and history buffs.. oh and the toy train enthusiasts. 

I will be back with more, the saga continues. 

Products used seem to have been supplied.   Any info on technique/tools used?

I don't stop in at OGR as often as I used too. Here is a little update on the bridge exhibit. 

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John hitting the text books with the standards manual.. again and again. 

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Scale lumber

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before fitting the guard rails in the Open Plate Deck. Thanks to Right Of Way and Jay Crisswell for these little tidbits; couldn't have done it without you bud! 

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Some of the left over jewelry.. makes for great scenery additions. 

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Bridge feet brought to this project proudly by Scale City Designs! Marty we LOVE your stuff. 

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Coming up the wood section of the project. 

I hope you have enjoyed riding along with this project as much as I have. 

 

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