Bridge Track

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  1. Hookedtrout

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    I'm running Atlas code 100 track. I have seen bridge track that has the double rail on each side. Not sure what it is called. Does anyone know of a source for buying this type track to put over bridges? I didn't see any through Atlas.

    Thanks, Hook
  2. SAL Comet

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    Ha HT, There called guard rails. I don't know of any manufactures, but you can remove the rails from a piece of Code 100 flex track and make your own guard rails to any lenght you need.
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    Thanks man, guess I'll have to get a good picture of what they look like and start fabricating my own. I planned on scratch building my bridge so I wanted to make sure the rails going over looked right.

    Hook
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    Hook: there are lots of variations on the guard rails, as well. The spacing from the running rails varies, but it's never as close as the check rails in a switch. I've seen it made with anlgle iron. The ends vary as well. Some just bend down into the ballast; most bend inwards; some bend in to meet and have a little point casting there. I think most probably bend down so that they don't snag anything dragging.
    I have to add some to a stretch of track -- I plan to drill holes in every 5th or 6th tie and put in spikes. I'll be using some lighter rail tham the main track.
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    Perfect! You guys are awesome. Great advice, perfect link, with photos! I hadn't even taken into consideration anything catching on the center rails. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Hook
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    There's an interesting photo of guard rails on Interurban's thread on 2816. (I don't know how to include a direct link for it.)
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    Not sure what you are referring to on the 2816? Looked for a thread in the HO section by interuban but didn't see one right off hand.

    Hook
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    I think bridge track with guard rails is available from Walthers, but it is in the code 83 line made by Shinohara.
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    Got it, that is a cool bridge.

    Thanks, Hook
  12. Santa Fe Jack

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    This is true. I bought a section, but was disappointed to find that it is of a fixed length and (perhaps unsurprisingly) will not bend to a curve. I needed it for curved trestles. It's a lovely piece of track, but unfortunately I cannot use it.

    The bridge track section is Walthers 948-899
  13. zathros

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    Sante Fe Jack, this thread is approximately 9 years old. I think you have taken the prize in posted in dead threads!!


    Please, don't do it anymore. Stay in threads dated no more than 3 months old. Thread Closed.
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