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    • October 14, 2020 12:19 PM EDT
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      7/8 scale covered bridge

      My latest project. Complete except for painting.

      It is 6 feet long and 2 feet wide.

      And almost 8,000 individual shakes stapled and glued on.

      My 7/8 Climax fits nicely.

       

       

       

       

    • October 14, 2020 12:27 PM EDT
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      Very nice looking bridge ..

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    • October 14, 2020 3:16 PM EDT
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      Beautiful!!!

       

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      This post was edited by Jason V. at October 20, 2020 1:59 PM EDT
    • October 14, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

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      John;

       

      Very nice bridge with an interesting design.  I was once told at a historical site that horses and mules liked covered bridges because the bridge resembled an open barn!

       

      I made a trip over to Steve King's (another 7/8 enthusiast) place in Rocky Mount, VA last Saturday morning for a "battery/steam-up".  Unfortunately, due to the soggy remnants of Hurricane Delta, it got cancelled.  I did stay long enough to see some of the cars Steve is building for The Train Department.

       

      Cheers, David Meashey

    • October 19, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

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      Amazing and beautiful!

    • October 19, 2020 11:38 PM EDT
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      That is a beautiful bridge John!  Is it a combination railroad and vehicle bridge?  

    • October 20, 2020 10:18 AM EDT
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      Rick,

      If a 7/8 or 1/12 vehicle fits, then yes. It can be a pedestrian or carts, etc bridge as well.

    • October 20, 2020 10:38 AM EDT
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      Very impressive.   Should look great on the layout.   What color(s) are you painting it?

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    • October 20, 2020 10:44 AM EDT
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      Dang, that's a thing of beauty.

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    • October 20, 2020 11:47 AM EDT
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      Quite remarkable, John.  A lot of work involved I can see, but a fine result. 

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    • October 20, 2020 1:57 PM EDT
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      This the bridge that inspired me. As to color, I really haven't decided yet. But it will be something light

      like white or light green.

    • October 20, 2020 2:47 PM EDT
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      Amazing work!

    • October 20, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
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      Awesome woodworking John!

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    • October 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT
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      Nice craftsmanship...  Bridge looks wicked awesome...    

    • October 20, 2020 6:15 PM EDT
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    • October 20, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

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      Excellent work as usual.....Got MORE  prototype inspiration pics or locations?

       

       

       

       

      Edit for more!

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Rooster at October 20, 2020 9:50 PM EDT
    • October 20, 2020 9:05 PM EDT
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         John, excellent build....shows what a little inspiration, patience, and skill can do!

       

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    • October 21, 2020 7:31 AM EDT
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      John Bouck said:

      This the bridge that inspired me. As to color, I really haven't decided yet. But it will be something light

      like white or light green.

      Your work has become even more impressive - that's a heck of a prototype to copy.   Well done.

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