The meteorolists were right: it was getting a warm and sunshiny springday! Hurray!
Today some concrete work again. The bridge got on it’s final place and filled up with concrete. As soon as it dryed out, it is getting rock solid. You may wonder, why the wall before the bridge is lower than the bridge itself… That’s because I have to add two additional rows of jigstones afterwards. Otherwise I wound not being able to install the bridge and fill it up with concreate. So some additional work to do for the next few days.
I had some concrete left. So I build the platform of the station for my little town. Now it is getting way easier for people to enter the trains.
The concrete base for the bridge is build. I put round about 100kg of concrete into the earth in order to get a solid and stable base for the bridge. I also added some iron in it to get the pylons rock solid. Maybe the iron is still to long. But then I will cut them down to the right length/height.
Tomorrow will be (hopefully) good weather. That’s at least, what the meteorolists are telling us. Maybe the concrete is already that dry, that I’m able to put the pylons on it and fix them with some cement, before filling them up with concrete as well….
First ideas to create signals for the railway. I simply want to control a green and a red LED with it, without any additional functionallity. So it looks like it’s getting pretty easy and cheap to get this realized. Just need an additional power supply to get 18VAC to 3.3VDC. That’s it….
A good project description is here…
Today I have a lot of Jigstone work done. I build the ramp for getting the tracks to the bridge. Not not much more to tell….
Another nice saturday – so time to proceed to work in the garden. So I build the basement for further tracks and installed the thrid joint of the station. That was a little tricky, because I had to lengthen the tracks to fit. Anyway – I got it done 🙂
As you may know from some previous posts, I install some entry points for the power supply every 2 to 3 meters (6 to 9 feet). Inbetween the entry points I have put a tube into the gravel, that is usually used for electrical installations. I try to keep it straight. So it’s getting a nobrainer to push the cables in after the entry points are fixed.
Received again some metal plates to seperate gravel from dirt. So I knocked them vertical into the dirt, shaveled out the earth in between, put a liner below and put the first layer of gravel above.
I temporarlely layed the joint above in order to see, if the markers are placed in the right position.
It still looks like a huge construction set, but as soon as the tracks are layed and some plants are set, it will look awesome. At least in my mind already…
Searching for possibilities building a bridge, I found Rod’s website by a sudden. He is sharing his idea, how to build a cheap and weatherproof solution.
First I was thinking of a brass solution, but Rod’s idea sounds pretty solid.
Huge progress in building the bridge. I was pouring jigstones and glueing the bridge in parallel. Having a gulp of Kilkenny beers also from time to time ;-).
We had nice weather – first day since a while. So I decided to leave office earlier than normal and to work a little in garden, which was a perfect decision! I finallizen der framework of my pond, cutted the liner and put some rocks as a frame around the pond.
Today I started building with my “LEGO in concrete” and build the first part of a bridge. The framework is done by using the Jigstones. The room between isfilled up by rapit cement.
My first impression: Looks great!