Slow work over the last week has finally seen a few piers for the trestle assembled. I need to assemble the trestle so that I can build the scenery around the base of the piers.
It is certainly different building in a larger scale than HO previously, it seems solid. I have used 12mm dowel for the poles. It seems strange that when I was picking them out I was looking for the ones that were a bit rough. Bridge pylons are not smooth like the original dowel.
|Lower portion of the trestle edging is put into place.|
|The trestle is based on official VR diagrams|
|Waterproofing membrane added to bridge/track layer|
|The first pier starts to take shape|
|The first trestle pier made|
|The first layer of paint applied|
|A bit of weathering added|
|Close up of weathering|
|The first pier is tried out to see how it fits in.|
|The first two piers temporarily in position|