Monday, January 6, 2014

The ROCK 3.0: Progress Report 01.06.14

Tonight, I worked on the second BLMA signal bridge kit.  This is the early style double track bridge.  The kit went together really easy.  BLMA did an excellent job designing this.  The result is a very high quality bridge.

Here are photos...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The ROCK 3.0: Progress Report 01.15.14

This evening, I worked on my first project on the new family project table in the layout room.  I assembled the BLMA Cantilever Bridge kit.  This is an etched brass kit.  I have never built one of these before.  I must say it wasn't too bad.  BLMA did a great job designing this kit for easy assembly.

Here are photos...

Here is an example of the etched brass parts in a kit.

Here's the completed project.  I will add LED searchlight signal heads from BeNScale.

Another view of the completed structure.  It will need to be painted a flat black.

Here's a penny next to the signal bridge to give you a reference of size.

Back in the day, my friend Marcus and I as well as a few others would get together one evening to work on model railroad projects.  We would all gather around the card table, put on some cheesy 80s movie, work on projects, laugh and have a good time.  I'm hoping with the newly built craft table, that we can do this again.  Those were some great times with friends as well as being quite productive.