Andrew’s model railroad bridge

“Alastair

as promised attached are the remaining pictures of my bridge now completed.

The set prior to completion attached are the bridge painted.

The track and gravel bed is fixed to the bridge with double sided tape attached to the underside of the cork bed of which the ballast is glued.

Andrew”


“Hi Alistair.

Tips on WHITE LINES

By using small envelope addressing squares I cut them 1cm in width and to the required lengths, then pva glue just for additionl adhesion works very well, They are neat and will easily shape themselves to any bends in the roads they can be dirtied to show tyre marks crossing over them by dirtying the wheels of cars and running them over at certain points on the road.

Cheers

Stuart”


“Hi Al , just a short update with a couple ot tips in on making Trees and Hedges

Regards Dave”


Enjoyed this lot. A big thanks to Dave, Stuart and Andrew.

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here – and thanks for all the comments on it. I do appreciate them.

Best

Al

26 Responses to Andrew’s model railroad bridge

  1. Nice one Stuart , always a problem doing white lines , and well done with the Bridge Andrew

  2. Dave vey nice I like your trees..

  3. Thanks to Andrew, Stuart and especially Dave. Keep the great ideas and videos coming. Another way to do white lines (or yellow) very easily is with pin-striping tape. You can get it in various widths and colors at auto supply stores or online. It is self adhesive and bends to conform to curves very easily.

  4. I was impressed with your bridge, especially since I use a disposable razor each couple of days, so they’d take verylittle time to aquire the correct amount plus the bridge would be rather inexpensive, so thanks for sharing this tip with us modelers.

  5. Isn’t 1cm too wide for your white line strips? Did you mean 1 mm?

  6. Nicely done gents! I especially like that hedgerow and hairspray ideas Dave!

  7. A job well Done!

    Thanks Stuart n Al

    Keep on Training!

    Tom N

  8. I was anxious to see the completed bridge. Fine job from an awesome idea. Thanks for the tips on street dividing lines and the tutorial on trees. I am getting ready to make trees from the blossom ends of crepe myrtles, so this video was a great help.
    Love this blog site. I eagerly look forward to reading and viewing all the info posted. Can’t get enough ideas. Thanks to all.

  9. Love the bridge idea, that is neat. Also love the white lines on the road idea. My roads are currently 3 inch wide strips of roofing turning upside down. Have to use finishing nails to hold them down as they do warp. I do not have any lines on my roads yet, but I do like the idea of the white lines, thanks so much Stuart. Have a great day everyone. Austin Wilson, a huge HO Scale train layout.

  10. Stuart,

    I view these things every day with great interest. Very nice detail. Looks great. But why are the cars all on the wrong side of the road?

    Just a dumb American, Ha!
    Ron

  11. Great pics…Hope mine looks only half as good.

  12. Hello

    Dave mentioned a video clip from somewhere that gave a demo on the style of trees that Dave makes in this clip, can I get that info what video Dave was talking about please.

    Peter Jacobs.

  13. great tips, bridge looks great, demo on the trees you made it look easy. keep sending the tips

  14. Great Bridge

  15. VERY BEAUTIFUL

  16. Always to good to see what Dave is up to, I find him very inspiring. Question to Dave – where are the wedding cars at the church?

  17. Dave you have some brilliant tips, especially the hairspray on trees. your model is just fantastic, so interesting and always something new to spot each time you see it, thanks

  18. I have noticed that English layouts have TOO MUCH activity for the
    size of many of the layouts. Clutter takes away from watching the
    trains.

  19. hi everyone, ive got abit of a set up here a 15 foot board ho trains steam and diesels etc.my questions are related to the orient express steam train .im thinking of purchasing a Hornby orient express set the train is dcc the carridges have the name of each of them on the side of them very forgoing ,I was wondering if anyones had any good experience with the orient express stuff im located in Newcastle 111 miles north of Sydney in nsw Australia .also the original bridge builder your built bridge looks great ok .thanks david nsw Australia

  20. Always enjoy your pictures and terrific ideas. Usually print them all out for future reference. Still working on my O gauge layout which is my bedroom. It’s only about nine feet long and about 8/12 wide and can’t make it any bigger. My daughter is involved with the project. She’s been a lot of help . Keep up your great work. Always open all your mail up.John

  21. Really nice,what size is Dave,s layout

  22. Razor Sharp, 10 out of 10 for imagination Stuart!!!!

  23. Another great video Dave.. progress moving fast,

    Think we need to try to keep up with you.

    Maybe we should draft in Roy Cropper off Coronation Street, did you see the layout he built in 3 weeks after the loss of Hayley lol

    Keep up the good work Dave

    xxx

  24. great

  25. can you help me ,ive made a village pond on my layout ,but cannot get water fowl to put onit can you help

  26. Great idea about the razor bridge, very neat but…should it be ballasted!
    I always thought bridges were never ballasted due to excess weight.

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