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February 2020....




I had hoped to show more progress at Swan Hill by now but in spite of hours put in, output looks a bit thin.  There's been plenty of drawing (it's warmer indoors at the computer) - part of the current fabrication drawing is shown below together with a few pics of the work-in-progress viaduct and bridge abutment.  The abutment face is slotted for square section rainwater DPs but the bearing shelf is incomplete until the bridge itself is made and can be fitted to get the height exact.  Unusually, the bridge carries three tracks where an even number would be the norm - but there is such a bridge over Battersea Park Road which only goes to prove the old adage that there is a prototype for anything.  The last photo (of the trackwork leading to the bridge abutment) is included because until I looked at it, I hadn't noticed the missing chair - it's odd how pictures can show up things that otherwise get missed.







...If you're reading this post in 2022 (or later!), the bridge abutment which forms the country end (right hand end in the photos) of the layout has been completely re-built since this post was first uploaded - I didn't like it, so I changed it,







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1 hour ago, Coal Tank said:

Of course I Will now the rest of my time Looking for the missing chair

...it's there....and I've found a few more missing chairs since the photo was taken.  I had hoped to post an update this week but may not get to it before Christmas.  A good deal of time has gone into the layout but, for various reasons, progress has been pretty slow through this year.  Anyway, thanks for the kind comments and season's greetings!


Kit PW

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