A viaduct for Flyton (part 1)Posted by moscarelli
I spoked about more bricks for my town. Well, these are made of polystyrene.
I bought for 4 quid from Scalescene (see here), a maker of train modelling scenery in form of pdf, the draws to print. You have got the basic pieces to build a viaduct, its length is how many you want, the only thing to do is to print more sheets to apply on cardboard.
But what is thought for train modelling is different from what is for war with lead people, so I could not use cardboard, I needed more hard and durable materials. And something modular too, because I haven’t the need of a fixed scenery, but something always different and easy to store.
So I called my friend Fabio from Bologna, the artist of polystyrene, and he decided to bring to reality the viaduct!
Here you can see his child Alice while he was buying the polystyrene sheet. (Imagine the scene: “Come with me Alice, daddy are going to bring you in a beautiful and interesting place”) Its thickness is equal to the wideness of the road on the viaduct, so the only thing to do is cut bricks and after dig the arches. It seems simple, innit? So, it is simpler to say than to do, but this polystyrene artist can make it with mastery, I’m not capable to do a clean work like this.
The following step is to print a lot of arches on adhesive paper and attach them on the polystyrene.
I want a viaduct of about 1.5 metres, so he have to do a lot of work. In a following post we will see the progresses on this project. I’m informed of every step through mms from his mobile, so I’m waiting news like you.