Anyone Have A Plan For A Wooden Trestle?

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  1. planeshavings42

    planeshavings42 Member

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    Hello all, I am ready to scratch build a wood trestle for my HO gauge layout. I would buy a kit, but can't find one close enough to fit my needs. My finished size is 13-1/2" High by 31" long by about 4" wide, I could use nearly any plans and modify to fit my needs if anyone has plans or knows where I can get them. I would need to know the size of the lumber needed, ie. thickness X width of all pieces required, then I could mill my own from hard wood, or pine. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You All in advance as always, "KEEP ON TOOTIN" :confused:

    Duane Hampton
  2. logicman

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    Vertical, diagonal /criss-cross, open, covered, what type?

    Duane, here's something to work with.

    These publications were written or produced by the Forest Products Laboratory and are in the public domain.

    Source:
    Treesearch - Forest Service Research & Development

    The D’Hanis bridge:
    Evaluation and field load testing of timber railroad bridge

    details of deck and railing design in timber:
    Standard plans for timber bridge superstructures

    The D’Hanis bridge Del Rio District of the SP southern, an 11-span open-deck timber bridge supported by timber piles.
    50.5 m (165 ft 8 in.) long
    2.1 m (7 ft) high



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  3. planeshavings42

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    Thank You Logicman, this is most informative.

    Duane
  4. logicman

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    Glad to help.

    Any more info needed, just ask.

    I may well have it amongst my 160 Gigabytes of
    Completely Randomised Assorted Paraphernalia.

    :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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