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I have a logging train but do not have room for a logging area, so I decided to give the impression that there is a logging area off site.
To do this I installed a bridge to nowhere that eventually will be partly hidden by a shrub, similar to the one to the left, giving the idea that there is something back there.
Rather than waste a perfectly good point I made a phony point that will never move but give the impression of it switching a spur line.
Trackwork is a bit rough but as I did not use joiners for the short pieces that is to be expected and as no train will ever run on it (it's purely cosmetic) that is not an issue.
The bridge is a piece of plastic drainage channel cut up with split/cotter pins as uprights and wire for the railing.
I may do this sort of thing elsewhere on the layout so I can add some industry scenery without all that mucking around with track.

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David1226

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I installed a bridge to nowhere that eventually will be partly hidden by a shrub.

So, the branch will be hidden by a branch. I bough to your thinking, but you will not be out of the woods until it's complete, I wonder how many visitors will twig it.

David
 

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I have a logging train but do not have room for a logging area, so I decided to give the impression that there is a logging area off site.
To do this I installed a bridge to nowhere that eventually will be partly hidden by a shrub, similar to the one to the left, giving the idea that there is something back there.
Rather than waste a perfectly good point I made a phony point that will never move but give the impression of it switching a spur line.
Trackwork is a bit rough but as I did not use joiners for the short pieces that is to be expected and as no train will ever run on it (it's purely cosmetic) that is not an issue.
The bridge is a piece of plastic drainage channel cut up with split/cotter pins as uprights and wire for the railing.
I may do this sort of thing elsewhere on the layout so I can add some industry scenery without all that mucking around with track.

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Cunning.
 

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But not cunning enough, to put a tail on it and call it a fox!

Maybe, just maybe, a Foxglove?
:rolleyes::giggle::giggle::giggle:
 

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How about adding check rails to complete the illusion? They don’t need to do anything, so a suitable glue should do the trick.
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So, the branch will be hidden by a branch. I bough to your thinking, but you will not be out of the woods until it's complete, I wonder how many visitors will twig it.

David
Bring me my bowsaw, these puns need lopping :mad:
 

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I bough to all the comedians.....:giggle:
 

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How about adding check rails to complete the illusion? They don’t need to do anything, so a suitable glue should do the trick.
Malcolm
To branch of the topic slightly, please can someone tell me what is a suitable glue? I used Gorilla glue last year to fix fencing around the zoo area of my railway, but most fences now need sticking again. If I know what to buy, I might not have to repair every year - or is it expected to have to reglue?
 

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To branch of the topic slightly, please can someone tell me what is a suitable glue? I used Gorilla glue last year to fix fencing around the zoo area of my railway, but most fences now need sticking again. If I know what to buy, I might not have to repair every year - or is it expected to have to reglue?
Mastic may be a better choice
 

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To branch of the topic slightly, please can someone tell me what is a suitable glue? I used Gorilla glue last year to fix fencing around the zoo area of my railway, but most fences now need sticking again. If I know what to buy, I might not have to repair every year - or is it expected to have to reglue?
Is it Plastic Fencing? UHU Power should last better, does on my line.
 

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To branch of the topic slightly, please can someone tell me what is a suitable glue? I used Gorilla glue last year to fix fencing around the zoo area of my railway, but most fences now need sticking again. If I know what to buy, I might not have to repair every year - or is it expected to have to reglue?
Gorilla make a number of different glues, so which Gorilla glue did you use, I used Gorilla Glue, orange that requires on surface to be damp, works well if you follow the instructions. You don't say what the fence is made of, it maybe that you require a Cyanoacrylate adhesive, however these are "not all made equal" some better than other on certain materials. Unless you are glueing two large surfaces together you need to pick the correct glue.
 

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Gorilla make a number of different glues, so which Gorilla glue did you use, I used Gorilla Glue, orange that requires on surface to be damp, works well if you follow the instructions. You don't say what the fence is made of, it maybe that you require a Cyanoacrylate adhesive, however these are "not all made equal" some better than other on certain materials. Unless you are glueing two large surfaces together you need to pick the correct glue.

Is it Plastic Fencing? UHU Power should last better, does on my line.
It's plastic fencing onto a plastic base. It's the base that the glue doesn't stick to. Thanks for the suggestion. I've had UHU Power indoors. I'll get some with Hobbycraft reopen.
 

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It's plastic fencing onto a plastic base. It's the base that the glue doesn't stick to. Thanks for the suggestion. I've had UHU Power indoors. I'll get some with Hobbycraft reopen.
It was the orange Gorilla Glue I used. It worked on the wooden fences, but not the plastic, but it is the plastic bases it doesn't stay stuck to. I don't know what sort of plastic they are. They are bits that were in the shed. Above should say I've used UHU Power indoors. I'll get some when Hobbycraft reopens. Thanks for all the advice.
 

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It was the orange Gorilla Glue I used. It worked on the wooden fences, but not the plastic, but it is the plastic bases it doesn't stay stuck to. I don't know what sort of plastic they are. They are bits that were in the shed. Above should say I've used UHU Power indoors. I'll get some when Hobbycraft reopens. Thanks for all the advice.
The plastic sound like ABS, in which case an MEK based plastic cement could be your best bet.
 

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The plastic sound like ABS, in which case an MEK based plastic cement could be your best bet.
Thank you for the advice.