Bridge pics for Trucklover

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Gary S., Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Here are some shots of the removable bridge. I'll build some abutments to cover the aluminum support brackets.

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  2. Gary S.

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  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW thanks Gary!!! Awesome pics.

    That looks fairly easy to build and it also looks great!! Mine will span about a 5' gap.

    Thanks again Gary, Ill for sure be coming back to you and this thread if and when I do my bridge for my layout :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb:
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Having buily 2 in G - That's great!!!! I like the idea of someone seeing a train go by from the other side of the door too.. :D :D
  5. nolatron

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    Looks awesome. If I decide to continue with my "wrap around" plans for the layout, I'll need to build something similar to span a double door entry :)

    My only problem is the doors swing into the office.:razz:
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    Now that is COOL! I might have to try that.
  7. Gary S.

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    One note: My layout is of the shelf type, with the shelves just sitting on the shelf brackets. There is a 90 degree corner to the left of the bridge, and it has about 1/4" of play - meaning that I can push the shelf back when putting the bridge in place, then I can wedge it up against the bridge when I'm running. This makes taking the bridge out quite easy too, but it is stable when I'm running trains.

    The shelf that I move is 27 feet long, so the 1/4" is very little movement when compared to the radius.