Wooden model of ballochmyle viaduct

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I made this viaduct from an elm that grew within 500yards of the actual viaduct it’s based on. The bridge when built had the biggest stone arch in the world. It also featured in the film mission impossible. I built it to near enough a 1:190 scale

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 12:05 AM

That is way too cool (story and project)! It is beautiful. I love bridges!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 12:22 AM

Very cool.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 04-23-2014 03:07 AM

Inspired work, and a cool story. Saying that there’s a lot to be learned from Roman architecture is a tremendous understatement. So what’s next? The Flavian Ampitheater?

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#4 posted 04-23-2014 04:19 AM

Your model at least has some archictural detail that can be realized in wood as you did.
Nice looking model, I would like to know more about what tools and processes you used to build it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 04-23-2014 10:14 AM

Nice work and great story.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 10-10-2016 02:55 PM

This is a beautiful project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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