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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Long River Bridge

the location for the bridge was chosen
Jim Long brought in a wooden, scratch built, double track, through truss bridge for the club to use. This gave us the opportunity to break up a long run of elevated track. I copied the design of the deck of the bridge to frabicate two sections of deck girder bridges to match the through truss bridge making the entire assembly about 5 feet. long. The wood strips used to build the new decks were about 1/8 x 3/4 inches, matching the original. The bridge support legs were made of 1/2 inch square wood held together with a cross beam of 1/8 x 1 inch wood strips. After assembling all of the wood parts, plate deck bridge sides were glued to the side that would be visible. It was then all painted silver.

a picture was taken of the mock up and loaded into "paint" and then I added the location of the main elements of the of the back ground painting.

a piece of paneling was added to the back drop (the joint hidden by the bridge) and most of the scene has been painted

the painting is finished and the river extended into the scene, ending at the harbor

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