Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by IanC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:22 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 am
I love your Trestles Greg. Your line is the most impressive I have seen. It makes you think you are actually there, watching the train go through the rocks is amazing…Throughly enjoyable episode.

Just a thought though. :idea: Your Trestles are only just needing repair after 10 or 20 plus years.
To scale that would be about 100 to 120 years wouldn’t it…. :thumbright: :thumbright:
Scale time? That's an interesting concept Rod.
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by FWLR » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:27 am

Infinity and beyond…… :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am

philipy wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:35 am
That big trestle is soooo impressive Greg. I can understand why you didn't paint it but I am surprised that you didn't use creosote or similar preservative on it?
I think I did 'dip' the ends in creosote - probably should have soaked them more. Can't use creosote now.
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It's amazing that your wooden bridges have lasted so long without preservatives of any kind. I used to think that your part of Oz was fairly arid until you recommended a video to me showing the development of the Sydney sewage system which has to cope with more annual rainfall than London. :shock:
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We do get lots of rain sometimes. The runoff from 2 neighbours' yards finishes up running under the trestle...
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 am

Thanks for everyone's comments.
Just a couple of more pics to 'finish off' the trestle story.

Here's me beside the trestle 21 years apart. The shirt and my hair seem to have 'selectively' faded in the latest pic.
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Kookaburras find it a useful lookout place for finding worms.
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by ge_rik » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:17 pm

Things clearly improve with age, Greg. ;)

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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by FWLR » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:29 am

The shirt still fits even after 21 years Greg. And not a lot of fading also, make them to last in Australia…. ;)
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am

It's a boomerang shirt Rod, Greg has thrown it away countless times, but it keeps on coming back!
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 pm

FWLR wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:29 am
The shirt still fits even after 21 years Greg. And not a lot of fading also, make them to last in Australia…. ;)
The shirt has been relegated to painting duty only.
The tag is so faded I can't read where it was made. Possibly is was made in Oz 20 yrs ago, but these days nothing is made here. We just dig up iron ore, coal and gas, ship it out and continue to live in a fools paradise. Ooops, way off topic.
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Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by FWLR » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:48 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am
It's a boomerang shirt Rod, Greg has thrown it away countless times, but it keeps on coming back!
Very good Peter.:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:
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