I am likeing this. I was just thinking the other day about building a wooden bridge and then you pop up with this.
Can you explain a little more in detail about how you came about the jig and the size of the material and what brand of wood you use. Also what glue you use also and I am assuming you stained the wood.
Nice job and I cant wait to see more. Thanks for sharing..
Post by brgp302300 on May 31, 2013 16:15:26 GMT -5
Hi, I came up with the fixture because I wanted to build about 8 of these truck dumps for my layout.
I used a small sheet of Evergreen styrene 0.080" thick..........I used styrene strips that are .125" x .187".
I did a rough drawing to get a close idea of how the bents and decks were to be put together.
The bents are built from 12 x 12 scale lumber from Mt. Albert that I bought thru Hunterline at a train show in Timonium MD.
The deck is made from 12 x 12 timbers with 4 x 12 for the deck and 8 x 8 on the sides.......same for the smaller part of the deck.
When I built the fixture I placed a piece of 12 x 12 then a piece of .125 x .187 styrene and glued the styrene in place and repeated this until I had the amount of styrene pieces that I needed for the fixture.
I used thin, gap filling CA to glue the wood pieces together ........the side with the glue becomes the backside of the bent..........for the deck I place a small amount of glue to the top of the 12 x 12 and place a 4 x 12 board........I repeat this until I fill the length of the deck.
I do stain the wood before I assemble the truck dump.........I use a mix of Age it Easy - gray and Bridge and Tie stain ......both from Micro-Mark.