There’s even more to etching… yikes!

Since I realized that I was beyond the point of return, I decided to finish up the steps and stanchion/platform supports. The stanchion will be a folded double-sided brass assembly, soldered and sealed and then cast in polyurethane, as there’s 5 layers of brass in there! The segments for the platform support will be that same casting, cut in half and modified slightly. No point in re-inventing the wheel!

Detail view of step/stanchion arrangement

Detail view of step/stanchion arrangement

Each step is a separately fitted slot/tab item, fitting into the sides/handrails. Likely to be as tedious as the 3D gen process was! The overall sight of the bridge is quite spectacular though… I’m very pleased with it!

Complete assembly of the Elmore Footbridge

Complete assembly of the Elmore Footbridge

I’ve been playing a little with some of the perspective/camera tools in AutoCAD 2008 as well…

Perspective view of the former Elmore Footbridge

Perspective view of the former Elmore Footbridge

For anyone that might be interested in this, an N-scale kit (and potentially a HO-scale kit) is likely to be made available in 2-3 months’ time, as time permits…

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