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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3 Locked

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 23, 2018 6:41 PM

I'm still busy making parts for the big stone arch bridge, it just has been a very hectic week with not much time for the hobby…

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, December 24, 2018 11:15 AM

One side of the viaduct has the stone layer glued on now:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:07 PM

Making some more progress:

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:12 PM

Michael,

How will you fill the underside of the arches? Just curious.

Dave

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:19 PM

hon30critter

Michael,

How will you fill the underside of the arches? Just curious.

Dave

 

Come back tomorrow and you'll see Big Smile!

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:30 PM

michaelrose55
Come back tomorrow and you'll see 

Keep me waiting eh? Okay, I'll play your silly game! I won't tell you what colour socks I'm wearing until tomorrow! How's that?!? Touche!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh

Enjoy your Christmas Eve.

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, December 24, 2018 5:06 PM

hon30critter
Okay, I'll play your silly game! I won't tell you what colour socks I'm wearing until tomorrow! How's that?!?

Way to let'em have it Dave, as a fellow Canadian I'm proud of you.Laugh

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 9:43 AM

It's Christmas! My wife made me smile with this little train:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:08 AM

I've started to fill in the arches:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:11 PM

The viaduct is growing bit by bit...

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:12 PM

It's funny, I'm officially on vacation and should have plenty of time for the layout but somehow being on vacation seems to mean doing all kinds of projects for my wife. That can't be right!

Because of this I only added a few details to the bridge today. We'll see what tomorrow will bring...

 

 

 

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:58 PM

 Ha, I know where you are coming from. Just got back from visiting her family, I have a few days of vacation left to go, but somehow I am getting a list of things to do instead of work on my projects.

                                   --Randy

 


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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:39 PM

In case you're wondering what's going on with me...

 

I destroyed the viaduct by accident and am now in the process of rebuilding it. That will take a week or so of laser time.

 

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Posted by nycmodel on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:50 AM

I don't know about the rest of you but I would love to learn how such a massive structure was "destroyed by accident". I have all sorts of images floating in my head.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:25 AM

nycmodel

I don't know about the rest of you but I would love to learn how such a massive structure was "destroyed by accident". I have all sorts of images floating in my head.

 

It's a cardboard structure. All you have to do is lift it at one end and not support the other... no earthquakes needed Big Smile!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 21, 2019 10:22 AM

Finally the viaduct is coming together again! Now let's hope I don't break it this time...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 21, 2019 4:23 PM

I've added a few additional pieces and installed the roadbed as well:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 21, 2019 4:55 PM

As always there will be pictures with trains:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:47 PM

I've added the last few missing details, including the bases for the catenary masts. The next step will be painting the viaduct.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:07 PM

The bridge survived being taken outside and painted Big Smile. I put on a coat of a dark grey primer followed by an overspray of textured paint.

 

 

 

Now I will have to wait until this is completely cured before I can start dry painting. Patience, patience...

 

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Posted by tedtedderson on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:24 PM

Looks good.  Must have taken forever to lay all those bricks. Whistling

 

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Posted by Erie1951 on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:35 PM

The bridge looks absolutely majestic, Michael. Great job on the color. Thumbs Up

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:21 PM

I've dry brushed the viaduct with a medium gray craft paint as the first layer:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:25 AM

A light gray as the second layer:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:53 PM

Layer 3 is a gray with ochre undertones:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 3:35 PM

I added one coat of my alcohol/india ink mix:

 

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:03 PM

Thats really looking great Michael!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:06 PM

I have filled the mortar lines on one side of the viaduct and the inside of the arches. The other side will happen tomorrow.

 

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, January 28, 2019 2:00 AM

Sure looks good Michael! What are you using for the mortar?

Dave

P.S. Try not to drop this one! Okay?!?Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 28, 2019 7:48 AM

hon30critter

Sure looks good Michael! What are you using for the mortar?

Dave

P.S. Try not to drop this one! Okay?!?Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Dave,

I use a mix of plaster of paris and dry pigments (black, brown and yellow). And yes, the idea is to keep the bridge in one piece Big Smile.

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