Need to catch up a bit on stuff I have been working on in the study as it has been freezing outside here in Bayswater. Yesterday it was -2 degrees at 6.15am.
I am very happy with the progress of these two trestles. Lots of work assembling all the cross-ties as shown in a previous post then over 100 NBW's added to the longest bridge.
For all the main timbers instead of soaking them in the alcohol/india ink solution I have stained them using a bottle of Walnut stain I picked up years ago from a scrap book store along with a Walnut Copic Brand marker pen. I used this colour as the bridges I have seen in pics of the D&RGW are coated in creosote. The Walnut gives a nice brownish look almost like creosote.
Here are some pics of the two in progress and then in situ waiting for scenery before being set in place.
|Code 70 track laid and over 100 NBW's added|
|Guard rail added outside as per prototype along with the 9 bents waiting to be added.|
|A couple of abutments|
|One of four bents for the second trestle.|
|This trestle is a scale 130 feet long.|
|Number two complete|
|In situ not too far from the town of Gunnison.|
More work is underway on a small trestle and a water tank but that will come a bit later.
Thanks all for stopping by.