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8 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

Nice job

 

Al.


Thanks Al :)

 

Not sure if it’s horse friendly now as it’s only a scale 7ft - 6” at its highest point (above the towpath) 

 

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I’ll have to get a HO scale horse :blush:

 

 

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Canal horses weren't that tall, I don't think, they aren't race-horses bred for long legs, they would be stocky and strong.

 

About 15 hands to the shoulder, which is 5 feet, is probably a good average.

 

Al.

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17 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

Canal horses weren't that tall, I don't think, they aren't race-horses bred for long legs, they would be stocky and strong.

 

About 15 hands to the shoulder, which is 5 feet, is probably a good average.

 

Al.


Thanks Al :good:

 

just need to find a suitable narrow boat

 

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I have to duck a little to get through the canal bridges by here comfortably when on a bike so it’s probably not too far off. It does look better lower at the top too where there is now a little more height between the arch and the road, as I believe there should be. 

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1 hour ago, chuffinghell said:

just need to find a suitable narrow boat

 

Have a look here:

 

https://www.hobbies247.co.uk/product-category/modelling/railways-models-kits/canal-boats/

 

Balsa wood kits

 

Or if you prefer plastic:

 

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/motor-boat-oo-gauge/

 

 

Al.

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I wouldn't worry about the height too much.  As long as it looks about right.  There are several bridges near me that I can only walk under without ducking my head if I am stepping on the large stones edging the towpath.  If I walk on the towpath itself I have to duck slightly.  To be fair, these are in the minority but there is definitely variation.

 

I agree with the comments about horses too.  Think pony rather than horse.

 

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1 hour ago, GWR57xx said:

You could also make the canal narrower going under the bridge. It only needs to be 7 feet wide to allow a narrowboat through. This would give more headroom over the towpath and is not uncommon on our canals.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/32433-waterway-dimensions.pdf

 

Yes, the one at Willington Derbyshire does that.

 

So does this one.

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15 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

It doesn’t look pretty


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But it appears to work quite well

 

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Better with the liner in place

 

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I think I may need to put a mirror at the back of the bridge?

 

"It doesn't look pretty"

I disagree, its looking 'pretty good', very nice work. Instead of a mirrow, perhaps try some matt black card first to see how that looks.

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Perhaps if I bring in the right hand side 5mm and the left hand side in 10mm and widen the canal externally buy 10-15mm would look better?

 

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I wanted to remake it anyway because I want to make the canal deeper using 3mm base and 9mm top (I need to maintain a 12mm overall height)

 

 


 

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I’ll be off to get some timber soon but in the meantime....


Notched out the road

 

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So the bridge sits back

 

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so the walling is flush with the inside

 

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It’s not finished yet Bertie

 

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Great job, shows a lot of logical reasoning and observations of the real world. So much so that I have decided to have a break from further wiring and sort out the embankment around my bridges. 

Thanks for the inspiration! :good:

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2 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

I’ll be off to get some timber soon but in the meantime....


Notched out the road

 

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So the bridge sits back

 

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so the walling is flush with the inside

 

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It’s not finished yet Bertie

 

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Don't be overly fussy here Chris, a bit of spare card, and some edging will do that a treat, here's mine on Kings Moreton.

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TAKE TWO

 

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9mm MDF on 3mm hardboard to lower the water level, right hand edge flush with the bridge, towpath on the left widened. Goes from 100mm wide (25ft) to 70mm wide (17ft-6”) 

 

Not glued in place yet, awaiting comments

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13 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

TAKE TWO

 

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9mm MDF on 3mm hardboard to lower the water level, right hand edge flush with the bridge, towpath on the left widened. Goes from 100mm wide (25ft) to 70mm wide (17ft-6”) 

 

Not glued in place yet, awaiting comments

 

Looks spot on to me. Make it happen!

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Looks good to me as well Steve. What are you going to use for water? If it's going to be just paint and varnish it's fine how it is. If you're going with some sort of resin then you need to block the ends and put something underneath to catch the drips or seal all of the edges with PVA and let it dry properly first.

Regards Lez. 

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48 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

TAKE TWO

 

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9mm MDF on 3mm hardboard to lower the water level, right hand edge flush with the bridge, towpath on the left widened. Goes from 100mm wide (25ft) to 70mm wide (17ft-6”) 

 

Not glued in place yet, awaiting comments

Looking great so far, I hate to say it but wouldn't it be better to make the canal surface out of one piece of hardboard rather than trying to disguise the joins in the surface later on? I wouldn't be able to live with a visible join in the canal, but maybe that's me being too fussy:wacko:. I am sure whatever you do will be up to your very high standard. 

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3 minutes ago, simonmcp said:

Looking great so far, I hate to say it but wouldn't it be better to make the canal surface out of one piece of hardboard rather than trying to disguise the joins in the surface later on? I wouldn't be able to live with a visible join in the canal, but maybe that's me being too fussy:wacko:. I am sure whatever you do will be up to your very high standard. 

 

I think what you are seeing as a join is a pencil line. Happy to be told I'm wrong though.

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11 minutes ago, lezz01 said:

Looks good to me as well Steve. What are you going to use for water? If it's going to be just paint and varnish it's fine how it is. If you're going with some sort of resin then you need to block the ends and put something underneath to catch the drips or seal all of the edges with PVA and let it dry properly first.

Regards Lez. 

 

PVA can react with some water products, to result in cloudyness. Make sure that the two are compatible before you seal everything up with PVA... 

 

J

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10 minutes ago, lezz01 said:

Looks good to me as well Steve. What are you going to use for water? If it's going to be just paint and varnish it's fine how it is. If you're going with some sort of resin then you need to block the ends and put something underneath to catch the drips or seal all of the edges with PVA and let it dry properly first.

Regards Lez. 


Thanks Lez. I intend to use resin, however I’m planning on sealing any joints underneath with silicone sealant. I’ve seen what can happen if you don’t and it’s not pretty

 

11 minutes ago, simonmcp said:

Looking great so far, I hate to say it but wouldn't it be better to make the canal surface out of one piece of hardboard rather than trying to disguise the joins in the surface later on? I wouldn't be able to live with a visible join in the canal, but maybe that's me being too fussy:wacko:. I am sure whatever you do will be up to your very high standard. 

 

Once filled, sanded, painted and scenery added there will be no visible joins, however if there are I have found my sledgehammer in the shed 

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