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Doneldon

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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 04:33:29 AM »

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Pilot holes are a good idea. You can also use small cut nails which will not
split the wood when they are driven. I don't know, however, how available
they are in small enough sizes. I do know that many finish carpenters use
them to atttach wood trim around doors and windows.
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mf5117

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« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2011, 06:15:15 PM »

Starting a small girder bridge .Is not done yet I just was looking to see how it's going to look . I have to make the bents for it and tie the rail stringers and cross members hope you all like it . for the first one it has turned out ok . Not completley satisfied with it ,but E for effort .saw some things I should have done different .




regards mark f MF5117


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mf5117

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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2011, 06:22:02 PM »

added cross members, abutment , lower bridge frame




hope you like !!! getting closer
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tlnibert

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2011, 09:54:52 PM »

I liked the plans that gardentexture.com has.
Glue and nail. You can drill holes and glue small dowel rods in the bents.
Tom
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mf5117

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2011, 10:23:17 PM »

on the bridge , I did drill pilot holes and cut the brads apart and glued  and hand nailed them .I finished the bridge 2 weeks ago and soak it in oil . Put it in one of our Autoclaves with dry heat at work to dry it out and painted 3 coats of Hammered Brown Paint . and it actually looks like rusted laminated iron . they sell it at home depot , I think it looks great . I've got alot of good comments from a few people who have seen it  . Scratch building a water tower while I work on my base and finishing planning the layout just layed some pavers down this weekend so I could run my trains and get a better look at what I need to do . I was looking at going with the pavers but leaning more and more to the lime stone that has been suggested for the ballest.
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