Trestle bridges

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by trainoob, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. trainoob

    trainoob New Member

    Alright, I am going ot build a trestle bridge, and I need inspiration...
    It would be great if I could see some of your photos of trestle bridges!
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  3. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    My trestle is a little low (only 2 stories) but it's on an incline and is curved as well! :D

    Here is a progress shot:

    Here a little more progress is made - cross-bracing:

    Here's the final completed trestle. I liked how this photo came out, I chose to use the little barrel for my icon!

    Lastly, here is a "down-low" view that shows the incline and the curve, as well as a truss bridge that crosses a spur on the lower level. If you look in the distance, a Mikado waits patiently to pass by, and a GP20 is off the rails! (How did that get there??? ;) )

    I hope this is inspiration enough for ya! :) The scale is N scale and both bridges, as well as the barrels, are scratch made using basswood and turned dowels for the barrels.

    When the layout further progresses, I will install the rails. For now, the entire trestle is glued to cardstock which can be removed completely from the layout so I can still do the more messy aspects without getting stuff on the bridge.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Here's one of my curved trestle bridges, was 9 foot long .

  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Very nice, both of 'em!
  6. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Excellent examples in both bridges.
    Now you can procede Trainnoob :D .


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