Today I glued the angle blocks to the long girders. After that I glued the ends to both girders. I do have the wrong push pins so I ordered a bunch of socalled T-pins. You can order them at a....... knitting store! Never imagined I would place a order in such a store :) These pins are also used by the real RC airplane builders who do build the classic way with balsa:
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Yesterday I glued the main girders together. They are made out of 3 pieces. The top girders are 1-piece ones:
This morning I started with measuring the position of where the angle blocks have to be glued. I put them next to each other so that they are identicall when putting the sides of the bridge together. I mark them so that they are all four pointing the same way:
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Kit parts are ready, now the base for building. On a piece of plywood I taped a copy of the plans provided by Campbell. Copy because I want to save the original drawing.
The kit is ready now, all wood is stained. I made a mix of 50% darkgrey, 25% lightgrey and 6% mahonie. The latter is the strong colour, after drying it is still a little reddish.
The test; right darkgrey, left my mix:
Stay tuned for the build coming weekand have a good sunday!
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
A total other project ongoing is this Campbell kit
Today I visit a copyshop here in the neighbourhood and let them made copies so that my original drawings stay clean. The copies will be placed on a sheet of wood so that the sides and bottom can be build 100% flat:
The kit is provided with a good quality wood, and all extra is sorted out in little bags:
The bridge building is pure for me to practice, and I like this type of building a lot. The kit by the way I bought in England at Hattons, and a friend of mine picked it up when he visited Great Britain last week.
Stay tuned. This week I order some stain for the wood.
Btw, I have aquired a second Campbell kit which is the wharf kit. I will adapt the ACW plan to see if I can adapt the wharf kit to that plan:
Monday, December 5, 2022
The 44 tons locos I bought will be converted to the ones of the Claremont and Concord railroad as they operated their short line end of the seventies last century. They had these small locos so tht they cold operate on the ex-tramway line with sharp curves and turnouts.
The scheme is seen here. The green is very early so the red will be the firt. As 2 of them are already red andyellow the second one will be in the.... yellow scheme. Challenge will be to get the original decalling of those 2:
Renamed my page today. Next to Civil War interest I do a lot of other things that are also nice to follow :) So from now on this blog will cover what I do in my modeling. Hope you will stay to see! Can promise you that it will cover interesting subjects.
The ACW H0 project will continue. The plan will get a little change so stay tuned on that one. Next to that a few other ones in H0, my main modeling scale.
Here a few new locos for a exiting project to come! Bachmann H0 44T and 70T locomotives.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Goodmorning! The diorama did well during the OntraXS exhibition which was held on 23, 24 and 25th of september in the Railway Museum in Utrecht the Netherlands.
I had just received my demo table from Martin Welberg (owner of Martin Welberg Scenery Products) which still needs a good front photo plate. Diorama stood for 3 days and received next to my demo good feedback allthough its a trainrelated show.
Had a lot of fun building it and in time it will receive all the figures I planned for it.
Few photos with the cannon:
Friday, August 26, 2022
Well, the dio is almost finished. Bought a nice tree for it from th MBK brand:
I'm satisfied! Just a few small tune-ups and its done!