Monday, 26 January 2015

Bridges 1

So while I spent the weekend finishing off my desk and sorting/organising gear in the spare (aka Hobby) room I opened a box to find some bridges I last worked on five and a half years ago...though I did briefly have them out of their box when I was working on the Realm of Battle River Panels

As I had spent so long moving, repacking and so on I decided a minor distraction was called for to work on these.

Originally I planned to keep these very modular and not glue them together, doing that meant I could field on longer than normal - however I decided I was just never going to do that as my rivers only need the standard length of bridge.

My plan was also to come up with a joining strip to allow the bridges to be fielded as one extra wide bridge. But I've now decided I can't be arsed with all that. The bridges are wide enough for a super heavy already so it hardly matters.




As you can see in the pics back in July 2009 I added some lights to the bridges. I admit when I glued the bridges together yesterday I glued them together wrong...the lights were meant to be at opposite corners to each other...oops.


I added a new element to them in that at the bottom of each pole I mounted a ball bearing and inside each bracket I added a magnet.


I plan on adding a little more 40k feel to them by adding something to each corner of each bridge, options currently are:


They are now back in their box. Hopefully to see the light of day again sometime before 2020.

Back to the Junka...

6 comments:

  1. Nice really like these! Are they scratch built or bought??

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    1. Bought. All I can remember is that they are called 'Technobridges'. No idea now where I bought them from or who built them.

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    2. Pretty sure they are Pegasus hobbies?

      I dig the bridges and lights on one side only makes way more sense from a wiring standpoint so I think it is for the best!

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    3. That's the one, just did a quick search and you are right. Technobridge by Pegasus Hobbies, Amazon actually sells them now...

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  2. I love what you did with the light posts! I have 2 of those bridges and love them.

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    1. Thanks very much. I'd have to agree the bridges are very good kits, especially considering the price.

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