Wood Bridges and Decking for Model Trains
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This is something new I designed and assembled for my layout. The design is a prototype now so will undergo modification as it matures. The bottom chords have been laminated from thin strips using a jig designed for an 054 radius so the entire deck is one piece and very stable. For this prototype the deck ties were glued by sight only. An alignment jig will need to be designed for future product. Since glue up jigs would have to be built for all the different track radii available Model Structures encourages anyone interested in purchasing curved decking to contact us. Right now if you are in need of an 054 or O72 radius deck we are good to go. Just contact us for a quote.
These bulkheads are designed to be used at the ends of the trestle decks or any of the bridges offered. The bulkheads start with a cross plank of 3 1/2" at the top sill and steps out to approx. 7 3/4" at the bottom sill. The total height of the nine cross planks is about 3 1/4". There are five posts 5 1/8" in height.
Please note the bulkheads come as a set of two.
The double stack bent has been redesigned! There are times when a double stack trestle bent is required for spans that can not accommodate normally spaced bents. The double stack can be built on either O scale or HO scale and in any height required. Shown below is a HO scale version. Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing any.
The Trestle Bent design has changed to incorporate more sway braces. The bents are 3/4" thick and 4 3/4" wide at the bottom and 3 1/2" at the top. The bents are now available in four standard heights of 4.5", 5.5", 6.5", and 7.5" (shown above). The bents are sold separately. Custom heights are available upon request.
A brand new girder design using an angled post and railing approach. This design is now one of three different girder bridge designs available for the model railroader.
This bridge has an inside clearance is about 4 inches for track bed with an outside dimension of approximately 6 1/2 inches at the widest tie bar. Overall height is approximately 2 inches and it is available standard in either 13 1/4 or 16 1/4 inches long. As with all bridges and decking custom lengths are available.
This is a new girder bridge design that incorporates metal railing. The railing is slightly lower than the standard sitting at about 1 1/2" above the bottom chord. For pricing information please naviagate to the On Line Store.
The Girder Deck bridges are narrower than the Truss bridges to make them look more realistic but each is capable of fitting wide track such as Lionel Fastrack.
The trestle decks come standard in 12 inch and 21 inch lengths. The decks are now available in two widths. Decks 4" wide are able to accommodate track with built in ballast such as the Lionel Fastrack. Decks 3 1/2" wide are designed for track without ballast such as the Atlas O, Gargraves or Ross. The narrower deck will also accommodate S scale track with ballast
All Deck Bridges are designed to be used with the existing trestle deck stock. The O scale deck bridge shown above measures approximately 19 1/2 inches long by 3 5/8 inches high (not including the trestle deck). The trestle deck (21 1/2 inches) overhangs the bridge to allow attachment points to you layout. Trestle decks are included in the cost of deck bridges however the deck bridge can be purchased separately. Simply contact us for a price. As with all our other wood product custom lengths are available.
All bridge designs have been modified to make them a lot more sturdy. Inserts have been added to the top and bottom chords to give more glue surface. The dadoes in the bottom chords have been deepened to add more glue surface. The tie bars have been made smaller (more prototypical) and therefore more added to increase stability. All product sold is assembled and finished with a coat of oil. Please remember custom lengths are available for all product. All product shown below is designed for O scale railroading. On30 model railroaders who design in 1:48 scale can also use this product on their layouts.
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The height for this new design starts at ~ 4 inches and goes to ~ 7 inches in the center. Depending on the length the design will be either a modified Howe or Warren Truss. Width is approximately 5 inches.
The top chords have been shortened and extra diagonal posts added to give a more realistic look.