Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Monday, September 03, 2007

Bridge deck. A great Idea from the forum

Daveinthehat is a guy from my ralroad forum who built a tugboat diorama. He came up with this great idea for bridge decking. I had been struggling wihth what to do on my Walthers double track truss bridge. It was to be a road bridge spanniing three tracks that would carry the loaded coal on TREX trucks from the open pit Port coal Mine to the processors.

The idea was to use drywall tape. It worked a treat. Lela and I went right to work cutting the tape to fit on the bridge

You can see in the above picture what it looks like after we pressed it to stick on the bridge. I added ACC to ensure it would not lift.

Next I got out my Krylon paint bombs (Camo dark green and light tan). Painted it green then dusted it with the tan.

I got the paints at Canadian Tire and they spray on fine.

Next I used rust and black Bragdon powders to weather the surfaces to give it the old rusted look.

And there you go. Another little project completed and now to take it downstairs and place it on the abutments.


Anonymous DaveInTheHat said...

Hi. I just stumbled on to this. Your bridge looks great. I actually used a drywall sanding screen. The only reason being that it was what I had. I like the way the tape looks too. It's probably a little easier to work with. The screens are made from soft metal.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Dr.John said...

Really great idea. Well done.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Mike Sherbak said...

Wow. You make it look so easy Chris !

Where will this be going on the layout ?


7:05 PM  

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