I have 2 Menards bridges that will need some kind of support in the center 8 13/16" above the surface below. My first thought was to sandwich 2 pieces of pink foam and then carve individual stones. I've pretty much ruled that out because of the carving. Suggestions with pics would be a big help.

Thanks

joe

 

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

No, but I think your Menards bridges, which I am unfamiliar with, are very impressive looking.

Are the trains on your bridges S Gauge?

Arnold

3 rail O but I have some American Flyer S from my youth.....Menards bridge with lights

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I have 2 Menards bridges that will need some kind of support in the center 8 13/16" above the surface below. My first thought was to sandwich 2 pieces of pink foam and then carve individual stones. I've pretty much ruled that out because of the carving. Suggestions with pics would be a big help.

With only a little practice, carving is easy. Give it a try.

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--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

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dobermann posted:

Only took 5 days. Nothing beats watching paint dry

That really looks good. Actually great. What did you finally use and how did you do it?

Steve

2 glued together 2 inch foam. Smack it all over with a really rough rock to give some texture. Coat with black Gesso. Paint tan craft acrylic, Paint individual blocks with 2 different shades of brown, medium grey and dark grey. Three light black washes. Two dark brown washes. One partial crocodile green acrylic wash. All Folk Art acrylics. The washes were pretty thin. Stick on some green stuff.

Individual blocks were cut with a hot wire cutter to a scale 3x5 feet. If I had it to do over I would have used an exacto and a pencil. Hot wire too hard to maintain even depth unless you have steady hands which I don't anymore.

Thanks

joe

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