Time to think about the road bridge over the tracks. This is going to serve as a scenic break so that the layout appears to run north-east all the way to Exeter.
I’m going back to the method I used for the tunnel portal to the south. For the basic structure I’ve used 2mm MDF. This is quite hard to source here. In the end I got mine from Am@zon, but it actually shipped from Sweden.
I made a template for the stonework of the bridge as described in another article and cut the front and the back of the bridge together so they would – hopefully – be identical. I used foam-board for the road plane and as internal braces to stabilise the structure. The whole lot is joined together with PVA glue.
I’ve applied foam-board and styrene strip to represent buttresses and some masonry embellishment. Only the layout side is going to be treated since the other side of the bridge won’t be visible.
Next step is to install the bridge liner and roof.