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PostSubject: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2013 9:17 pm

I made a bridge this evening for the field.

This will take the place of Roland`s trestle bridge in the centre of the field.

It is not a pretty; it is inspired by a rough wooden beam bridge I saw in my copy of `Tiger I On The Eastern Front`

This one has an inside width of 13 inches. As far as tank widths go, Panther is 8 inches, Tiger I is 9 inches and a KT is 10 inches, so everything should fit, if the driver is careful. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2013 9:25 pm

do you have a pic of it Glen

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2013 9:35 pm

I'll take a couple tomorrow.

I need to make a few finishing touches on it, thenI will take some pictures.

It will be ready for the meet, next Sat.

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Glen will this bridge have any booby traps for a certain Captain that we know?

The one that likes to roll his Sherman. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:12 pm

Stince wrote:

Glen will this bridge have any booby traps for a certain Captain that we know?

The one that likes to roll his Sherman. Wink

He doesn't require booby traps to roll his Sherman... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:27 pm

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do you have a pic of it Glen

Here we go.

Basically, we needed a "stand in" bridge for Roland's beautifully made trestle bridge which is made to go in the centre of the field.'


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Mine is a more utilitarian effort, "inspired" by the pictures of rough, timber bridges, constructed in Russia by the Wehrmacht Pioneers.

This one is made to fit the same space (35" long) and is solid enough to leave in the trailer with the other battlefield props.

These were taken indoors, because the weather was not cooperative, this evening.


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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:28 pm

Strato50 wrote:
Stince wrote:

Glen will this bridge have any booby traps for a certain Captain that we know?

The one that likes to roll his Sherman. Wink

He doesn't require booby traps to roll his Sherman... Razz

So true!!! New Bridge Rofl

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Stince wrote:
Strato50 wrote:
Stince wrote:

Glen will this bridge have any booby traps for a certain Captain that we know?

The one that likes to roll his Sherman. Wink

He doesn't require booby traps to roll his Sherman... Razz

So true!!! New Bridge Rofl

I figure he will show off his aerobatics by hitting the one railing on a slight angle, have the track climb it, and do a barrel roll affraid

Aerobatics, they're not just for RC planes, any more Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:37 pm

Look good and strong Glen!

Are you going to paint or go for the natural wood colour?

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 7:39 pm

au-natural


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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 9:16 pm

I like it, good and tough looking. What's the posted weight limit? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeThu Jun 13, 2013 8:12 pm

Glen B wrote:
Stince wrote:
Strato50 wrote:
Stince wrote:

Glen will this bridge have any booby traps for a certain Captain that we know?  

The one that likes to roll his Sherman.  Wink



He doesn't require booby traps to roll his Sherman... Razz



So true!!! New Bridge Rofl



I figure he will show off his aerobatics by hitting the one railing on a slight angle, have the track climb it, and do a barrel roll  affraid

Aerobatics, they're not just for RC planes, any more  Laughing  

Don't get anxious, I alredy rolled my Leopard doing the same thing last meet, maybe not too many people  NOTICED.
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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeThu Jun 13, 2013 8:26 pm

some of us dont need a bridge to roll over. sometime one of those concrete barrier does the trick Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSat Jun 15, 2013 7:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSat Jun 15, 2013 7:50 pm

The fits nicely Glen. thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeSat Jun 15, 2013 8:03 pm

It was made to measure Wink

We did a bit of work on the field, today, so I tried the fit of the bridge.

At least in the dry (or not so wet) spots.

Holding the meet today would have been a muddy disaster Shocked

We are hoping for drying weather next week.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 4:21 pm

So forgive me for asking , wahy was a new bridge required ?
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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 5:57 pm

because the old one had to be turned over so it could support a tank. i think someone stepped on it

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 6:08 pm

Naw, there was once a large & gorgeous trestle bridge in the centre of town. If you look through battle day photo's you'll see it. I think it's just not kept in the trailer.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bridge   New Bridge Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 8:01 am

knispel wrote:
So forgive me for asking , wahy was a new bridge required ?




It is all explained on the first page of this thread on my post of Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:11 pm



Basically, we needed a "stand in" bridge for Roland's beautifully made trestle bridge which is made to go in the centre of the field.'


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