Saturday, 16 January 2016
The Mill Bridge
The mill, completed in the previous post, is intended to be the central feature in a Crimean War scenario that involves securing a river crossing. So it needs a bridge, something substantial, something worth fighting over. I also needed to disguise the fact that on the model the mill race is 10mm above the pond level and to have that starting so abruptly on the table would just look weird. So I wanted the water to flow into the race through an arch in the bridge. Now because the arch on the opposite side of the bridge sits at table level and the mill race is 10mm higher, the more astute readers will realise that the water flowing out of the arch will have had to have flowed uphill to reach the mill race, and they would be right. But the visial break that the bridge provides does make the different levels a fraction more believable.