Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011

All Bridge Components Now Cut

Construction will begin shortly as all components have now been cut.
All 61 components cut and ready for drilling

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Bridge Construction Begins

The jig for cutting the diagonal struts for the bridge sides.  The site for the bridge is in the background - behind the 'G' clamp.  The tree stump (top right) had to be dug out as in was in direct alignment with the new line.

The plan and the first cut sections.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Rebuilding the Railway

Today I've designed the bridge which will carry the new line over the existing one and purchased the aluminium.

The aluminium sections for the bridge

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A New Embankment

After passing through the shed the new line descends on a low embankment on a gradient of 1:39.

The embankment is made from Thermalite blocks.  These were sawn to the angle of the gradient.  The sloping sides are made from concrete.

The completed embankment.

After the embankment section the line will need to pass back over itself.  Unfortunately there is a tree stump in the way!