So the bad news for me, I have an MTH repro 10-1015 which should be a #300 style not the #305, which is what I think you might want for a 2 track?the Lionel re-issue of the bridge in 1999 as the number 305, modified to accept two O Gauge tracks (Lionel 6-32904).
The "original" 300 Hellgate Bridge is 28-1/2" long overall, 10-3/4" wide, and 11-1/2" high.
The clearances of the bridge opening are 5-7/8" wide and 7-1/2" high at the center point of the arch (7" above tubular track rail).
The re-issue 305 Hellgate bridge is 30" long overall, 12" wide, and 11-1/8" high.
The clearances of the opening are 7" wide and 7-1/2" high at the arch center point - still 7" above the track rails.
You might be able to get by with a short straight, say 5 inches depending on the curve and what you are running. I was just trying to make you aware of the typical gotcha that bites a lot of folks.Thanks everyone, well sadly the limited space will have me going right into a curve, so I'll still put a bridge just on a much smaller scale.
Thanks, sadly no, 2 feet of straight right into 42 inch radius turns only thought is go single rail to center it, but not sure I want to pay the $$$ and find out ngYou might be able to get by with a short straight, say 5 inches depending on the curve and what you are running. I was just trying to make you aware of the typical gotcha that bites a lot of folks.
They plan trackplans in software, or just what fits on their table, and then run the first train, maybe it fits, then run another train and forget- bam earth shaking crash right into the edge of a metal bridge, not to mention, typically, the bigger engine is also a more expensive engine......