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The Bridge on the River Kwai

epicdoom

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enlarged that photo only tools I can make out being used is Machete and what looks like an adz for hewing logs I see a bunch of logs that have been squared off
 

Swabbie

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enlarged that photo only tools I can make out being used is Machete and what looks like an adz for hewing logs I see a bunch of logs that have been squared off
Thank you Joe for looking into image. I know that some sleepers were machine cut, and railed in from somewhere. See below.



So, it seems that timber for bridge work were cut, by saw, but I don't know how or where. It's not important for this bridge model. It would have been good to have included a saw pit in the diorama.
 

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Hope you don't spend too much time in the sweat box! This bridge must be finished!
 

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Hope you don't spend too much time in the sweat box! This bridge must be finished!
Not to worry. I will be back to this build as soon as the Wardell Bridge is finished. I am planning to have it all working at the museum by January 2019.
 

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Have found some more information. There was one camp (three camps), halfway along the 415 km railway, specifically for cutting timber. However, I could not find any details about the methods used.







 
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