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Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:31:39 PM »
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I was happy to complete the TrainCat skewed bridge and install it on my giant, basement-sized layout that I've been keeping a secret all these years to antagonize Skibbe and Weldon. ;D

Anyway, the bridge is a nice kit that makes for an impressive model.  I'm not too good with structures (I say this in my forrest gump voice) so I'm already aware about some of the sloppy construction visible in the photograph.  This is indicative of my skills, not the quality of the kit.

I worked on the bridge off and on for a month or so.  A few hours here and there, maybe 10-12 total??

Give the Traincat bridge a shot if you're looking for a great centerpiece bridge for your layout.

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 10:56:18 PM »
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You gonna put track on there, or are you modeling the WM, too? :'(

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 08:30:36 AM »
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yeah, I took a photo before all the track was put down, just to show off the bridge more.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 08:37:54 AM »
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Looking good Tom.  ;D

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 12:08:33 PM »
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Sweet.

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 12:27:30 PM »
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Looks like a shot of a real bridge . With stuff like that , those HO guys have nothing on us .

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 01:27:22 PM »
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That looks awesome, Tom.  How about a quick synopsis on the weathering techniques?  Oh, and a couple more pictures would be cool too!  Maybe a side view?

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2007, 09:46:07 PM »
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Tom,

Great job.  If it wasn't for the rail joiner on the bottom left rail, I'd have thought it was a real bridge photo.

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 01:29:07 AM »
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I see you got those abutments all built and cast. They do look very nice with the bridge. Was it worth the trouble to build the courses block by block?

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Re: Oh yeah! My traincat bridge is installed!
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 08:38:07 AM »
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I see you got those abutments all built and cast. They do look very nice with the bridge. Was it worth the trouble to build the courses block by block?

Nope, Bob made casts of his and I bought a set at Timonium.

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 12:38:26 PM »
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Nope, Bob made casts of his and I bought a set at Timonium.

Ah, I remember seeing someone details their progress making them, looked like a lot of work. They sure do look nice holding up your bridge though.