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  1. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    I will ignore the comment, but I cannot ignore your helpful input (like some others) to this build, and for that I am grateful.
  2. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Strips were cut from a thin polystyrene sheet for rail tracks. While gluing the track in place, I used a small block of wood to keep tracks equally spaced. Then used a mix of matt brown and grey for the tracks. Later, added silver to the paint, and wiped that across the top surface.
  3. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Been working on the bridge during the nights. Discovered, while aligning cross beams that a simple pencil mark will simulated iron pins. Finished the cantilever bridge supports. After telling One Fifty about the safety warnings, he went off in a huff, threatening to go on strike. Onions, I tell you! So, what does he do; he blatantly walks across the opened girder. So I took a snap shot as proof of his insanity. I can hear him now. "They have come to take me away ha ha". Added two extra girders to frame the railway tracks. Used matchsticks as sleeper supports. Used card for sleepers, and painted them.
  4. Getunderit

    Building a HAS

    Love the above build, bar side. Looks so real. I have to tell you, this thread is awesome. It has so much to offer. Have been raving about it to my friends. . . 'it's a great airshow'.
  5. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Spent all day installing cross braces along the back portion of the bridge. Also, half the bracing on bottom sides, and a cross brace near the top. Tomorrow I'll be doing it all again, but for the front portion and sides. Below, is front aspect of bridge. Cross braces not yet installed. The boxed area will be as is, incomplete.
  6. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    "Now, just hold your horses there for a minute, Corsairfoxfouruncle". One Fifty does wear safety steel-cap boots. However, since this is an international work sight, his Bridge Worker's Union has a 'laissez-faire' clause about such matters. . . No wonder, I keep cringing everytime I see him.
  7. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Ha ha ha, I was just thinking that today. That Gorby, or someone else, was going to have a go at One Fifty's safety practices.
  8. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Thank you fellows for you 'likes'. ____________________________________ Glued two skewers together, then tapered them. Adding cross members, and 12 supporting cantilever struts. Later, another 12 will be added. So far.
  9. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Thanks fellow modellers for your 'likes'. Glad that the bridge is coming together quite well so far. Of course, It would not have come together so well without One Fifty's supervision. ___________________________________________ Bridging the four parts together with a pair of common girders. Started to add supporting cantilever struts. The were also tapered and knotched.
  10. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    For those that missed the misplacement ________________________________________________
  11. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    No I have not thought of that. If I was asked to build a model suspension bridge, where small cables actually suspended a flexible (limp) bridge, I would say "NO!"
  12. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Needed a jig-template for leaning in the cantilever piers. Then suspended the template on straight aluminium angle, at same height as the tressels. 'One Fifty' discovered a misplacement. Can you see it? In process of cutting notches for cross member for mid-piers.
  13. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    sorry, double post.
  14. Getunderit

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Before I started installing the piers, I redrilled the outer holes with a slight lean. This helped me to minimize the amount of trimming of the pier ends. However, today I came across a hole which was drilled too deeply. 'One Fifty' came up with a solution. So far: