Having settled into the new large shed I have given some thought to extending the layout into a continuous run with a long fiddle yard down one side of the building with the layout along the other. With this in mind I need scenic breaks at each end of the layout. At the north end the break will be the road bridge at Lawrence Hill north of the Junction signal box, whilst at the south - Temple Meads - end it will be Days Road Bridge. For those of a certain age this will evoke memories of climbing the wall to gain access into the back of the shed and the roundhouse.
Photo courtesy of Donald Flook
I already have Templot track plans for both ends and the Days Road end will be tackled first.
As you can see Days Road Bridge is an interesting subject in itself and I was fortunate to be able to take some photographs prior to it's demolition in around 1981.
Days Road Bridge - north elevation
Days Road Bridge - South Elevation
The shed building for Barrow Road was produced for me as a laser cut kit by Chris Dening who now runs his own business 3DCD http://www.cd3dmodelmaking.co.uk
I decided to contact Chris about making a model of Days Road Bridge with it's curved brickwork walls and he accepted the challenge. Chris is not producing a kit of parts this time and will produce the model as an assembled and primed unit.
Chris has given me permission to post some work in progress photos of the bridge so here they are........
The photos show the build sequence of the shell of the bridge including the curved section of the bridge walls. The wing walls are yet to be added.
Chris's next task is to make up the templates for the brickwork especially the curved walling.
I'm pleased with the results so far and am looking forward to receiving the finished product.