This version of a culvert is built from 1 mm styrene. The curved tunnel is made from 0.5 mm styrene. The profile of the rocks and bricks have been carved into the surface of the styrene. The idea is to paint the parts accordingly to recreated the look of the original.
After not being satisfied with the result of my first try, I took my bike, camera and dog to search a new prototype for my little culvert.
This culvert is a little overgrown but the basic shape is still very good visible. In contrast to my first try this culvert has been built from rock and bricks. The tunnel is round and not square. So this element is a little more complex, but we will see how it works out.
The Marschacht-Layout has a small stream on the left that is crossed by the tracks. Thus I need a culvert. There is a railroad line in my village, that has been shut down several years ago. Several small drainage canals cross the old railroad line. I found an interesting culvert a few hundred metres out of the town.
It has been built using a combination of rock and concrete. The railroad line has been built in the beginning of the 19th century. So I guess this culvert has also been built at that time. The basic form is not to complex and might be built by a beginner like me. So I will give it a try.
Intersting prototype and some very inspiring details: B&O Washington Branch – Modern day photo tour