|The overpass model in progress next to the mock-up. Railings/jersey barriers are in front of the model--they will be|
attached after painting.
|One-lane highway overpass deck under |
construction, top view. Top surface
is roadway material from the Rix
highway overpass kit.
More progress on the overpass at the west end of Dunes Junction. I used a Rix modern highway overpass kit and various Plastruct and Evergreen styrene stock and shapes, plus some other oddments from my vast collection of hardware. Heavy, durable construction is the objective. I used Tenax styrene cement and Super Jet extensively. To fill cracks and seams, I used Super Jet with accelerator, which is fast--no waiting for putty to dry, and it doesn't shrink as much over time.
|Overpass deck, bottom view. Plastruct 3/8" channels with Evergreen .080"|
and .25"x.25" stryrene bracing. Sturdy! GRRR!
|Abutment with alignment hole,|
That's a finishing nail glued into a hole to align
|Pier bearing detail (Evergreen|
.040"x.060" strip) and align-
ment peg sunk into the
.25"x.25" bar stock.
The peg is a piece of big
ol' paper clip.
|Pier mounted to a rectangle of .040"|
styrene. The top horizontal member
has been shortened and plugged with sheet
styrene. Note hole on top for alignment peg.