Love your site - so much useful stuff - and so friendly. It's a fabulous thing you do for us all and I'm sure your hard work is well appreciated.
I'm sending you a bit of stupidity. I like a few visual jokes on my layout and I've just constructed this unusual girder bridge. Cost me nothing at all - just a coat of paint. Got to add some detail, re-paint, weather it and give it rust - but it looks surprisingly good in situ. In theory you could build a three metre bridge for no cost - but you'd have to shave five times a day.
Used superglue - poly-cement doesn't like the chilled food packaging - which incidentally I use for hundreds of things - free plastic sheeting - strong and flexible - and the clear variety is great for glazing which I'm sure everyone has discovered.
Think I've cut the cross-members too thick so I'll whip them off and create a more intricate design. I know there are much cleverer folks than me out there so it would be interesting to see what they can come up with using these things. They're much too interesting to waste - and everything made of plastic goes in my box!
Thanks again, Al - for all you do.
How about that?
Just brilliant. Utterly brilliant. A huge thank you to Roger.
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Don't forget this cheap scenery too.
Keep the tips rolling in.