Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Up on Kettle Creek Part II.

More Evergreen H beam stock was acquired last week, so work could proceed on the truss span.
I made the 2 truss sections in a jig, then created cross bearers from 0.020" sheet stock and braced that up with Plastruct angles. Glued those to the trusses and then added bags of angles for spacers along the bottom and all the cross bracing. All the bracing has little gusset plates where they join to the primary H beams.
I'm very happy with how this has turned out. I feel it really has captured the flavour of the prototype.
Next will be a pile of Archer rivets and then paint.
I'm not going to go into too much more detail about this project at this time. I intend to write a full feature article for RMC on this project.

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