Alex and Bruce have been busy at school this past week and got a "pile" of work done. They took apart the .60 scale assembly test model of the bridge so that we could bring it back to Darlington. They also finished up the Buttons that will be used to attach the roof and floor to the bridge trusses. They also cut and drilled the 2x3 Oak material that will be used for clamps (pictured below) during the assembly of the trusses.
I loaded up the trailer and took the Roof Rafter assemblies Alex put together last week and hauled them to be finish coated and stored at the South Wayne Co-Op. Alex came back to Darlington for the afternoon and we went through the work that he and Bruce could work on this week, cutting Floor Joists and threaded rod for the clamps.
Puzzler - Can you explain how and what each different size clamp (shown in the picture above) will be used for when the trusses are being assembled? Note: I have placed clamps that were used in building the 3/8 scale model truss earlier in the process for comparison.
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