half a trestle

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by t. alexander, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Just thought I'd put a couple of pics of my first large trestle I'm scratchin'.
    It was supposed to be a part of a small diarama scene for a photo shot so I only made half of it. But decided what the heck, a whole trestle is better than a half of one And can always find a place for it on my future layout. Thats the other half in the lower left corner.
    It will measure 30 inches long and roughly
    80 HO scale ft. high. on the stone pier's. still got to add the nuts & bolts (Grandt Line) and some bracing
    The lumber is poplar wood and was cut on my table saw.

    It is stained with diluted Floquil grimy black and lacquer based walnut and mohagany pigment.

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  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    and another, This is a couple of evenings work, Actually goes pretty quick once the jig is set up.


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  3. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    one more.:D

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  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Lookin' good T. My trestle will be conciderably lower than yours cause thats the way Michigan trestles are,but I still think it will be kewl :D
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Your doing a real nice job on that t.! :cool:
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Pretty cool T! Now with half a tresle, you can do a speed racer action photo! NOT!:D :D :D
  7. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Great trestle, t.
    And your little 4-4-0 looks good on it too.
    Bill S
  8. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Woohoo t.

    You just can't beat the aesthetics of a trestle bridge and you got a beauty there sir. I just love that creosote look. Them 4-4-0 Americans sure look sweet on such structures.

    Once you have a jig made, a trestle of any hight (up to the max of your jig) can be made.

  9. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thanks for the compliment's guys.
    The one "hucklebuck" so far is I stained it dark to reseble treated lumber but don't know if in the 1890's it was the norm. If not then my story is it just aged that way. :D


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