‘Dalesmouth Viaduct’… lessons learned

Another evening’s work and ‘Dalesmouth Viaduct’ actually starts to look like a bridge, and some lessons were learned along the way too.

 Constructing the bracing for the second side of the viaduct.
Constructing the bracing for the second side of the viaduct.

 The second braced section is glued to the opposite side of the cross members.
The second braced section is glued to the opposite side of the cross members.

Two more braced cross members are glued in place at the opposite end of the viaduct.
Two more braced cross members are glued in place at the opposite end of the viaduct.

Two of the unbraced cross members are added to the middle of the bridge.
Two of the unbraced cross members are added to the middle of the bridge.

It was also at this point, the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed, that I decided to cut off the fine supports on top of the cross members. These were to have formed the ends of the fencing sections, but were so delicate that they showed a lot of distortion. They were also making handling of the bridge very awkward, to say the least. Lesson learned, I guess, for future projects. Primarily, what detail to include, and what not to include, in laser cut parts.

With these parts assembled the viaduct is now far easier to handle. Steady progress!
With these parts assembled the viaduct is now far easier to handle. Steady progress!

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