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Richard Johnson
post 15 Sep 2007, 15:42
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I hope you enjoy the pictures... Just for your Info:

* The viaduct is dead scale - appx 18 feet long.
* The stonework is actually photographically correct, having been traced from a photo which was corrected to zero perspective with a computer programme called "the gimp" and then accurately scaled within photoshop...
* The paint in the photo is just a quick undercoat, as the castings were creamy white... there's lots more work to be done there...
* Masters were made from plaster and DAS modelling clay, and six different casting masters were then created for piers, arches, king pier centre fillet and of course the parapets (inside and outside master for that)
* The bridge was cast in polyester and assembled with Epoxy and superglue - any gaps were filled with DAS and eaxh arch joint was re-carved to make them all different.
*All 48 downpipes are made with flanges each scale 6' to look like the cast Iron on the bridge pre WW2.
* The bridge is very long so to preserve it with no stresses when its moved, it is mounted on a specially made stressed beam constructed from laminated marine ply and epoxy resin. The beam is topped with a firm rubber mat and then a layer of ply, to which the bridge is fixed.

And yes, it can be supplied as a kit if anyone is brave enough - but it is very expensive to do so as the material costs and time to make the casting sets is many many hours (it requres 2 sets of pier and arch sets to cast each set too).


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