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May 2016

Weekend Project

This Memorial Day weekend, I did a small, non-train project. I made a planter box plus an old bed headboard that we had on hand. It went pretty well, in spite of the fact I had no plan. (I should have had a plan.) Here is the basic box-planter. This was built with less than […]

Building a Large Curved Trestle on a Grade – Part 4

Odd-sized Stories and Bent Assemblies After a break for the Holidays and the generally unpleasant freezing weather, I’m back at it. In this installment, I’ll be building the odd-sized stories, adding the mud sills and assembling complete bents. A spreadsheet was used to calculate the height of the bottom story for each bent, as I’m […]