CONCRETE BASE

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….

WIFI SIGNALS

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…

3RD JOINT AND ELECTRICAL WORK

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.

FRIDAY PROGRESS

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…

WATERFALL DONE

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.

MASS PRODUCTION

Today I started the mass production of Jigstones. I call it now “concrete Lego”  . The rapid cement drys within 30 minutes. So the forms run “hot”. I bought about 15kg of that cement today in the hardware store. So my workbench is getting full of stones…

As soon as they all dryed up complete, I’ll start constructing the ramp for the bridge.

mass production

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