Saturday, 11 April 2020


Finally my long term project is coming to a close. There are only some small details missing and here and there some weathering and ... 

... of course the wire ropes. What would a wire rope transmission  be without them!




Monday, 4 November 2019


After some unsuccessful attempts, here my interpretation of the wooden planks on the gangway.



 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

I completed the gangway that leads half around the abutement. To me it became a nearly endless bothery and in the end it is very fragile because of the tiny soldering joints. I will be happy when it is fixed in place - what you can see, is only a provisional installation.
I want to take this opportunity to introduce the two guests on the gangway I received this morning. Modelu3d.co.uk printed them for me  in exact 1/50 scale.
They are some of the best figures available and it's an innovative company who offers an excellent service. I will have to modify them a little bit, but they fit perfectly in this period (1870-1890). 




Tuesday, 26 February 2019


The real side wall, here in1/50 scale in the background, was built up from limestone. This sort of wall you can find in my hometown at almost every corner. The major challenge was to imitate the roughly applyed plaster in the gaps. 

 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

I have almost finished the scaffold construction on the front and the back side. The ladder in the foreground will be supportet by a gangway that leads from the stone pillar to the riverbank.