Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scratchbuilding: Operating Bascule Bridge

If you look at the track plan, it's evident that you need a lift bridge to let the ships and barges reach the quay. Now building an operating Bascule bridge was indeed challenging initially.

This bridge is a complete wooden structure with proportionate counterweight that helps in smooth operation of the bridge. The rivets are made using measured drops of acrylic paint. Some more finishing still need to be done.



For complete details on construction, please visit All Model railroading Forum. Here.

Here is a very basic under the baseboard, hand driven operation for the Bascule Bridge.


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