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I,m rather partial to a Bascule bridge. the one in the picture is a model of the St Charles Ait Line bridge in Chicago
 

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That is some bridge :O. I'm guessing it's scratch built from plastic extrusions?

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That is some bridge :O. I'm guessing it's scratch built from plastic extrusions?

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That is some bridge :O. I'm guessing it's scratch built from plastic extrusions?

David
it is all wood , i used 6mm x 2mm strips and other sizes that were left over from a scratch built version of the Santisima Trinidad, a 140 gun ship of the line in 1/90 scale
 

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i get carried away with the scenery sometimes.
You would have laughed if you could have seen me peering at the top picture, trying to integrate the colliery scene with the huge bascule bridge model, 'now how do these work together?'.

Great array of boilers busy burning all the colliery slack to supply steam for the pumps, winding engines, ventilation fans, electricity generators, and yet further essential plant. But at least one, and more likely two of the boilers, should be 'cold' at any time to allow for a selection from ash removal, wash out, inspection and maintenance.
 

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The layout is on two levels, this is the colliery, one of the winding houses has a winding engine in it and the old fan house has two compressors or generators they look very similar
 

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The other bascule bridge is The Port Arthur Bascule Railway bridge, i use the bridges to span the opening for the garage door
 
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