How to build a trestle bridge?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by berraf, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. berraf

    berraf Member

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    I plan to build a trestle bridge over a small canyon on one of the modules on SER and I could need a good drawing and some building instructions on how to do it.
    Could someone give me advice about where to find a drawing, materials to use, instructions on how to build and so on. I know there are books on the subject but they are really hard to find in Sweden and I would like to start the work right away.

    I would really appreciated all good advices :wave:
  2. eve_9d9

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Model-Railroad-Bridges-Trestles-1992_W0QQitemZ250081621314QQihZ015QQcategoryZ378QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    there is a book called model railroad bridges and trestles....its available on ebay for less than 20 bucks.....I have a link here but for some reason it wont let me paste the link in my reply. The book is by Bob Hayden, hope that helps a little....the book does ship international so you shouldnt have a problem getting it. as for what to use to build it..........hmmmmmm.....I saw one built out of wooden coffee stirrers one time, looked pretty cool too....here I use craft wood precut pretty much in whatever size I need, but you might not have that option........how about wooden chopsticks? hehehe Im sure theres something out there small and square and made of wood.......good luck!
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    oh wait i guess the link did work...........cut me some slack its 5 in the morning here
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    If you take a look at the Jigs on this page, you will find one that should fit your idea.

    http://www.blackbearcc.com/N_kits.htm

    You can download them and print them out and you have your templates.
  6. nachoman

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    what kind of trestle, wooden or steel?

    kevin
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  8. berraf

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    Thanks for all your tips!
    I will dig deeper into them later this evening :)