I couldn’t resist starting to assemble my laser cut ‘Dalesmouth Viaduct’, even though I’m already working on the loading silo for ‘Overdale Quarry’. I originally test fitted the drawings of ‘Dalesmouth Viaduct’ back in May 2008 (see ‘Dalesmouth Viaduct’) but now I’ve got my hands on some actual parts, at last.
There are two styles of cross member, each made up of four bespoke laser cut parts.
The first style of cross member has this lateral and diagonal bracing. It is built up by laminating the four parts together. Here, the first two are joined.
The first three parts laminated together.
Finally, all four parts are laminated together to form the finished cross member.
The braced style of cross member can just be seen in the centre of this photo.
The second style of cross member is built up from these unbraced parts.
The first three unbraced parts laminated.
The finished unbraced cross member.
The laser cut parts are a simplification of the real parts. These can be further detailed as desired, but the idea is to give an impression of the viaduct, not a rivet by rivet replica.