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Art BraunschweigerFri Apr-01-11 06:57 AM
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#4087, "Art's Navigating Bridge - finished"
Fri Dec-24-10 05:17 PMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          

Just finished in time for Christmas, the Navigating Bridge of my 1:350 Minicraft.




All the windows of the Bridge and the wing cabs are glazed on the inside. (You can see the reflection in the photo above.) Also, if you look closely, you can see the vertical shaft from the helm that runs to the gearbox overhead as well as the two whistle controls to the left of the helm. There's also a chart on the fold-up chart table on the starboard bulkhead.


The photo below shows the sliding storm shields below the windows to better advantage as well as the details of the Bridge wings.





The telegraph drums are machined from .062" brass rod which was just right to replicate the 21-inch scale diameter required. Note the Automatic Direction Indicator dials in the center of the drums on the outboard telegraphs on each side.

Before I started I did not think I would be able to adequately replicate the outer flanges, but they came out just fine. I am very pleased. I elected not to add any markings as I did not feel I could replicate the fine lines with any degree of precision. I have therefore left them blank, reasoning that their appearance is much the way they would look from a distance given the reflection of the glass and the black background.






The binnacle cover is also brass. Below is the binnacle I made for the Docking Bridge. It's a slightly different design than the one on the Bridge, similar to the one in the inset image. After the steam winches, this is perhaps the most complex small part I've made so far for my model. Gluing pieces at this size is really a challenge because static electricity tends to "stick" them to the tweezers and make them rather uncooperative.







In the photo below you can see the front of the Wheelhouse, corrected to a straight front from the kit's curved piece. The entire wheelhouse is rebuilt from scratch. The windows are shuttered inside, which is why they're dark.





There's still a bit of touchup painting to do to the telegraph stands and the interiors of the bulkheads, but now I can enjoy a day of rest on Christmas having everything in place.



Regards,

Art Braunschweiger
TRMA Trustee

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Art's Navigating Bridge - finished [View all] , Art Braunschweiger, Fri Apr-01-11 06:57 AM
  RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, William W. Young, Dec 24th 2010, #1
RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, Morten Jensen, Dec 26th 2010, #2
      RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, Art Braunschweiger, Dec 26th 2010, #3
           RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, blakee_aus, Dec 26th 2010, #4
Details other than the Navigating Bridge, BONFORD, Dec 28th 2010, #5
RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Art Braunschweiger, Dec 28th 2010, #6
      RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, BONFORD, Dec 28th 2010, #7
           RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Jim Masterson, Dec 28th 2010, #8
           RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Art Braunschweiger, Dec 29th 2010, #10
                RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, BONFORD, Dec 29th 2010, #11
                     RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Morten Jensen, Dec 30th 2010, #12
                          RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Art Braunschweiger, Dec 30th 2010, #13
                               RE: Details other than the Navigating Bridge, Morten Jensen, Dec 31st 2010, #14
RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, Jonathan, Dec 29th 2010, #9
New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, Art Braunschweiger, Jan 07th 2011, #15
RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, BONFORD, Jan 07th 2011, #16
RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, wolfgangelessar, Jan 07th 2011, #17
RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, Art Braunschweiger, Jan 07th 2011, #18
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           RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, Art Braunschweiger, Jan 07th 2011, #22
                RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft (two more), Art Braunschweiger, Jan 08th 2011, #23
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                                                   RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, John.B, Jan 23rd 2011, #35
RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, alotef, Oct 03rd 2012, #90
RE: New Photos: Art's 1:350 Minicraft, Iceman18, Mar 29th 2014, #97
First funnel pipes successfully assembled, Art Braunschweiger, Jan 24th 2011, #36
RE: First funnel pipes successfully assembled, -Andre-, Jan 25th 2011, #37
RE: First funnel pipes successfully assembled, wolfgangelessar, Jan 25th 2011, #38
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                                                             Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 21st 2011, #53
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, John.B, Feb 21st 2011, #54
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, wolfgangelessar, Feb 21st 2011, #55
                                                                       RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 21st 2011, #56
                                                                            RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, wolfgangelessar, Feb 21st 2011, #57
                                                                                 RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 21st 2011, #58
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Teva, Feb 21st 2011, #59
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 21st 2011, #60
                                                                       RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Teva, Feb 21st 2011, #62
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, rschin2, Feb 21st 2011, #61
                                                                  RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Art Braunschweiger, Mar 23rd 2011, #63
                                                                       RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Morten Jensen, Mar 24th 2011, #64
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                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Art Braunschweiger, Mar 24th 2011, #68
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, -Andre-, Mar 26th 2011, #69
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Art Braunschweiger, Mar 26th 2011, #70
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, wolfgangelessar, Mar 26th 2011, #71
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, William B. Barney, Mar 26th 2011, #72
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                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, usgecko, Mar 27th 2011, #78
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Art Braunschweiger, Mar 27th 2011, #79
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                                                                       RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Jonathan, Apr 01st 2011, #84
                                                                            RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, Art Braunschweiger, Apr 01st 2011, #85
                                                                                 RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, BONFORD, Apr 01st 2011, #86
                                                                                 RE: Funnels painted - Art's White Star Buff, wolfgangelessar, Apr 01st 2011, #87
                                                                                 See new thread started 8/9/11 (nm), Art Braunschweiger, Aug 09th 2011, #88
                                                                  RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, fort17tra, Mar 08th 2014, #91
                                                                       RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Marcel Johnpulle, Mar 08th 2014, #92
                                                                            RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Matt OBrien, Mar 10th 2014, #93
                                                                                 RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, fort17tra, Mar 10th 2014, #94
                                                                                      RE: Photos - pipes from the No 3 Funnel to the Tank Room, Marcel Johnpulle, Mar 12th 2014, #95
           RE: More photos from the Pipe Shop, Kevin R, Feb 06th 2011, #52
RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, mpmenache, Mar 27th 2011, #80
RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, hellmans, Oct 01st 2012, #89
RE: Art's Navigating Bridge - finished, SwiftIntruder, Mar 12th 2014, #96

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