Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Do You Want Fries With That?



Here's my latest cunning plan for scratch building a railroad trestle bridge in 1/2400th scale. It's a mesh basket thingy for cooking chips, frites or fries if you are not from round these parts, that you can find in Poundland and other el cheapo outlets. They are made from some sort of oven proof plastic stuff, which may or may not be cut-able, glue-able or paint-able, but I'm going to find out. It's probably not going to work but it will be worth a try!

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  1. Worth a shot. There's something similar available over here in craft and sewing shops in the form of a plastic mesh used for embroidery.

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    1. Yes that's what I thought of at first before I found the cheapo option.

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  2. I think you would be better off just making a jig to build the trestle bents so you can churn them out and they will all be mostly the same. When in doubt check how the model railroaders do it. You might even be able to find a Z or N scale kit that would work.

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    1. You're right but I'll have a go and try it out, then see what happens. I suspect I may well be following the jig and plastic rod approach sooner rather than later!

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