Fluttering Off The Cutting Table A Certain Dead Eye Dick Something.
An Off- Cut Of Odd Sorts.
A Homemade Handy Thing.
An Instrumental Tool to save cutting out longer sections that might turn out to be wrong.
So it`s a Guage To Set In Place A Measurement!
" And on What?"
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With using Universal Fittings one only has to measure once,then check again before cutting long strips.
However just to be on the right side of,
i`mmmm, being correct i decided on the Butterfly Wings check to make sure.
Bridge Paper Card Top
The Butterfly when folded shows that every piece will fit snugly into place.
Well that seems straight forward to me and requiring no Laser Cut Thing a Me Jig!
The best tools to use are what we were born with.
"That`s handy to know that BB."
" It sure is,Lets Raise Some Rails!"
Shouted Out! That eccentric Cowboy, who always sleep in his boots.
So there we have it. Before raising rails or indeed water one needs a bridge or a viaduct.
So lets see how to build one or two from scratch.
" Yes lets Raise some Narrow Boats Too."
" This is Gonna Be like "Hell on Wheels!"
Has anyone seen that on TV?
Two pieces of paper card are cut out.
Good quality P V A Glue is being used. Buy the cheap stuff and you are paying for 40% more for water they slosh into it. A pretty good mark up in price for those producing it.
Both have the glue brushed onto one side in complete Beano Boy Style!
They are left for a few minutes. Long enough to make a cup of tea,then both are stuck onto another sheet of card.
Heavy books will weight them down, and because i left the glue to settle a bit they are not skidding around like musical penguins upon ice.
" I`d love ta see musical Peguins!"
Later each piece was cut out again. One piece is glued up,as well as this wedge of polystyrene which has already been measured and cut out. Both are left for a while to dry out a little.
So another brew up.
Yes more tea,and I drunk it down,with a few well dunked in biscuits.
Then the two were stuck together,and a few lighter books were put on top.
"BB`s got books a plenty." ___
" He sure has,but those are Mrs B`s books."__
" He he it`s lucky Mrs B,has gone out and about."
Later: the other card was stuck onto the other side of the poly! The glue was let dry out a bit before sticking up time.
"We love that glue!" __
" Yah! Very true,and BB`s got e`m all talking now just to urritate!"
The edges were checked for square!
Marked out side cards.
Stuck into place,with ongoing work on others.
So this is the very strong thick road-bed of the bridge with lighter books on top again.
" The Polystyrene will lessen the sound of the rolling stock as it passes over it. Before on the old hollow vibrating railway viaduct the sounds seemed rather spooky,like weird humming style chanting!" _____
" We didn`t like it."__
" Scared the pants off me." ___
" I sleep in me boots so I was wide awake and a running!"
The first section of viaduct is for either,road rail or canal.
MAKING METAL BRACKETS
marked out card showing patterns of back to back bracket parts.
The pins are put into place.
Above a Mystery!
Time for Tea. Then i`ll get started on the others. Hopefully I`ll see you guys later.