19th Century Culvert: Second Prototype

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.

19th century culvert, first try

I used 1 mm styrene to build a model of this culvert. This is my very first work with this material and my very first try of modelling anything based on a prototype. Here is the result.

Honestly I’m not too happy with the result. After trying to add some texture to the concrete part failed and I have stopped the work on this part. I will look for a different prototype.

Culvert: A Prototype Inspiration

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.