Scratchbuilding a Bascule Lift Bridge: The Tower and the Leaf

Part 1: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/ultimate-scrap-building-bascule-bridge-introduction/ Part 2: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/scratch-building-a-lift-bridge-in-n-scale-design/ Part 3: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/bascule-lift-bridge-the-concept-of-scrap-building/ Part 4: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/scratch-building-a-bascule-lift-bridge-the-rocking-truss/ Just to recap, so far I've shown how I've completed the base structure of the leaf and the rocking structure. Photo 15 below shows all that's done so far, and the links above will tell you how I've…

Scratch-building a Bascule Lift Bridge: The Rocking Truss

Part 1: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/ultimate-scrap-building-bascule-bridge-introduction/ Part 2: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/scratch-building-a-lift-bridge-in-n-scale-design/ Part 3: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/bascule-lift-bridge-the-concept-of-scrap-building/ The Rocking Truss This is a little more complicated than the leaf as there is no straight, square angle in this structure, and it is highly important to use the reference drawing to cut each section. Photos 9 and 10 show…

Bascule Lift Bridge: The Concept of ‘Scrap-building’

Part 1: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/ultimate-scrap-building-bascule-bridge-introduction/ Part 2: http://www.trainsanddioramas.com/scratch-building-a-lift-bridge-in-n-scale-design/ As the name suggests, simply build something out of scrap material.  Over time I have used various sorts of throwaway stuff and junk to build my models. However, building a structure sitting idly beside the track is one thing, but building a railroad drawbridge,…