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« Reply #400 on: Jul 2nd, 2014, 2:42am »
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Finally got the foundations poured, but it took 22 barrow loads. Poured concrete piers have had to be ruled out. Instead I found a bridge with timber bents (and its very near home, by chance.)  Timber wins!
Interestingly, this bridge was built without the centre support, but had to be strengthened later as axle loadings increased.


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« Reply #401 on: Jul 2nd, 2014, 2:50am »
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Can't dig timber in, so it's constructed on a full size tie. Easier to build lying down, but it'll weigh 1/4 ton and won't fit down the line, so might have to talk nicely to the orange shovel.
Here's one side done, but I cut 2 of everything so I can turn it over for the second row to be bolted
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« Reply #402 on: Jul 3rd, 2014, 2:16am »
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Disconnects took the steel beam easily. What would I do without orange shovel/ crane and some slings

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« Reply #403 on: Jul 3rd, 2014, 2:20am »
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Long slow trip with the bent, weaving between trees and dragging it through the creek. Here I stop to re-hitch ready to lift into place.
Sorry, Bobby, no people pictures, it's back to one-man-op.


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« Reply #404 on: Jul 3rd, 2014, 2:23am »
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Borrowed the steaming bay track and the long unloader ramp. Now lets see if this will work.

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« Reply #405 on: Jul 3rd, 2014, 2:26am »
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There you go, its amazing what you can do with a bit of left-field brainpower.
Now I just have to do it all again with the second span
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« Reply #406 on: Jul 4th, 2014, 8:24am »
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I LOVE IT
 
Pete - What do you put between the wood and the ground?
 


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« Reply #407 on: Jul 4th, 2014, 2:45pm »
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Nice start.  Must be rough with no help!  U improvise well.
 
I see u have joined Facebook.  
 
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« Reply #408 on: Jul 5th, 2014, 2:43am »
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Got some help today for final lift and weld. (Steve has a 8kva genset and mig welder, made light work)
This is the main beams in, with just enough track to get the welder in place. Outer trusses will come later when I have had a long "nanna nap"
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Steen, it's all ground contact H4 timber, however I add copper napthate jelly to the bottom face prior to bolting to the concrete
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« Reply #409 on: Jul 5th, 2014, 10:04am »
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OOOPPS my bad on Facebook.  It was the Boulder Creek.  No coffee yesterday morning!
 
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« Reply #410 on: Jul 23rd, 2014, 1:57am »
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Bridge progress

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Bridge progress

 
 
pete!  nice work, can't wait to see it...maybe in about 7 years at the soonest, but you are on the itenerary!
 
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« Reply #412 on: Aug 6th, 2014, 3:47am »
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It might be finished by then
Today's progress, with visitor's train posed on top. Pete


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« Reply #413 on: Aug 6th, 2014, 7:40am »
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Pete, NICE!  quite the undertaking
 
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« Reply #414 on: Aug 14th, 2014, 8:53pm »
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I've been pushing to get the deck on as there's rain forecast, but now it's done and painted. I have drilled for the rail screws but I'll leave that for later as there is a more immediate problem with drainage immediately off the bridge. (and I've spent more time on my knees lately  than a drunk in a toilet cubicle)

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A little "no it's not like Tom's" bridge takes the surface runoff, but there's a line of soakage right under the big tree.
A hard clay layer brings the water to the top, and the only room for a drain is in the middle of the track. Oh well, here goes another experiment!
I got this far and then the heavens opened, so it's quickly scratch through the trench and then on with the tarp and head for dry land.  
Won't complain about rain as it is desperately needed after the coldest, driest, windiest winter on record.
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« Reply #416 on: Aug 15th, 2014, 7:40pm »
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WOW! Pete you are really taming that wilderness. The trestle and bridge is looking very impressive. Very nice work! Your orange shovel has definitely been earning its keep on this project!

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Just made it with track prep between the showers, it's now raining again (that's the second time this year )  This is after the bridge, looking back.

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And this is looking back along the embankment at "Belmont" (end of the world). This bit even got landscaped and is ready for rail. I sure glad to see the end of carting about 70 tons of fill over the last 4 months.
Rain means workshop time, so the plastic casting factory is now in session
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« Reply #419 on: Aug 31st, 2014, 7:16pm »
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Wow, you are making great progress Pete!
Tough break on the shovel but glad to see you got it fixed again!
I like the idea of the drain under the centre of the track. That's a good solution when you can't put it anywhere else.


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