Monday, April 21, 2014

Scratch building Steinlehofbruecke part 2

After selecting a prototype design, and initial placement test I stained the wood with a mix of alcohol, distilled water, and permanent ink. Next I built the bridge deck.

Support beams stained, cut to length and put in place. I glued a few boards across the beams so that I can take the bridge off it's location ...

... and build the rest of the bridge deck in the freight area of Emsingen, which happens to function nicely as temporary work bench.

Bridge deck built and additional running boards put down the spread the "weight".
It turns out that I stained the bridge boards too lightly. I will attempt to fix this with weathering later. Next up is building the railing.

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