Trestle tie size????

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by Randy May, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Randy May

    Randy May Member

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    Are the ties on a trestle larger around than the ties on the ground areas,[​IMG] I know there longer and spaced closer together on a trestle. The ties on Micro Engineering track seem to be about 1/8" square less the low profile.....The ties I got in a "Black Bear" trestle kit are 1/8 tall x 3/16 wide[​IMG]....Should the trestle ties be only 1/8" wide as like the ME track ties????[​IMG],need some experienced advice,,,,thanks;[​IMG] Randy May
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I don't have the necessary "technical information",to quote from, but I believe that trestle/bridge ties are 8" square, evenly spaced about 4" apart.
    In HO, approx 3/32nds" Sq. 3/64ths" spaced.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    This is the first time I've been aware of this feature of bridge ties. I will have to remember to look a bit more closely, the next time I'm around a bridge, or trestle, where I can see the underside of the ties. Very cool bit of information, Thanks !
    Pete
  4. Randy May

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    Thanks Slekjr for the information
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    Thank you for the pictures; they warrant much studying for the details. Even though I model over 100 years earlier, seeing details of track and bridge construction is really useful.
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    Thanks again. The rail height difference really stands out in the old picture as compared to the present.