Building a Bridge

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jasbourre, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

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    I would like to build a bridge or two for my HO layout. I'm quite sure I can build it, all I need are some good pictures.

    Anyone ever come across a website dedicated to bridges?


    Thanks, Andy
  2. George D

    George D Member

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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    If you need more pix, you can always "google it".

    Google search

    Val
  4. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

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    Thanks George, good link.

    Thanks Val, but I tried that.
  5. daboonk

    daboonk Member

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    i built a few out of wood, i'll send a pic when i can, i built them from 1/4 x 1/4 pine, they arent perfect to scale but look great
  6. daboonk

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    here are some pics, i used spring clamps to attach them to a pice of maisonite, i cut them on a table saw then to length with a band saw, to get the angles i used a belt/disc sander. simple process, fun to make and they look good

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  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    A great book, long out of print but still easy to find on Ebay is Kalbach Publishing's, "Bridges and Buildings for Model Railroads". While written for another time, it still has relevant information, details and articles on a variety of bridges.
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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Great Idea!

    Nice looking bridges there, Daboonk! I have a few O scale bridges to build for a Lionel around-the-walls layout, and that looks like just the trick! :thumb:
  10. daboonk

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    y thank you, i have build a few more, i'll get some more pics and i will be building a web page with instructions some day..
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Cool!!! This would be a great resource. Be sure to post the URL when it's ready. :)

    Val