Category Archives: Layout Construction

Bridge is cut & fitted

The plywood for the bridge is cut and fitted. Now to glue the plywood pieces together and paint everything. I’m thinking about making a rock berm from both sides up to the bridge, much like the berm on the BNSF tracks coming into Vancouver from the west. I will use foam sheets cut into a berm shape.

Bridge legs

Bracing the gate legs

I’ve now braced the gate legs and can start building the bridge base. While restricted to the house for the next week or so, I hope to get most of the actual bridge work finished. I’m still looking for ideas on how to work the ends of the bridge into the ends of the gate.

Ready for rails

All the ties are now down, the wood side rails glued on and it’s ready for the gauntlet rails. I’m gluing all this together with CA as the ties are thin and the bridge under structure is plastic, not good for spikes. I used a strip of tape to hold the ties down while i glued the side rails on. I’m just hoping I can pull the tape and paper away from the ties.