Viaducts

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Does anyone know of a good website with pics and info on viaducts ??? I already know I want to include one (I think about 16" long, 10" high), but I checked my "Bridges & Trestles for Model Railroads" (or something like that) book, and it barely gives a passing nod to viaducts.

    I should check my public library too.
  2. Xaniel

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    try fosuna...

    www.fosuna.com

    it's a spanish e-comerce site for modelling trains... it has some things...
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hi Mike, Go to www.google.com

    On the home page click on Images and when the Image page comes up type in the word viaduct in the search block. Lots of pics there and maybe will give you some ideas:)
  4. Mike R

    Mike R Member

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    Best article I've seen on building a stone viaduct is J.C Myer's "Crossing Coolie Canyon", August 1978 MR.

    If you want to access the magazine index in Trains.com for a line on viaduct articles, you can try ''viaduct'' as a keyword, but there's not much there.

    If you type in ''stone arch'' instead, as the keyword select, there are quite a few listed, including the one above.
    regards.
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I did the google search already, found a few things but not a lot. I'll check into the article.
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Michael, I don't know if this will help you, it is decidedly old tech. A club I belonged to about 15 years ago had a fairly nice model of a concrete viaduct, similar to the ones used on the Lackawanna. The sides were basically two laminated layers of masonite. One layer had the arches cut into it, the top layer was similar but cut to simulate the raised areas of the sides. Other pieces included the underside of the arches, each cut to fit, and a deck for track and ballast. Today sheet styrene may be a better choice, although masonite would be easier to cut. Cutting the laminations is the key, find a photo of the prototype you are interested in and it'll become obvious how you need to cut. Good luck.

    Gary
  7. Mike R

    Mike R Member

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    Great viaduct photo

    For a great viaduct photo, check the B&O RR Historical Society site, at www.borhs.org/images/photo-2.jpg
    I currently use this photo as my screen saver, [ but then again, I always use a B&O photo as a screen saver. ]