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that you need, then build one! This is a simple bridge I built out of necessity. No way was I going to spend $500 on a double track span bridge..








next I'll do some railing on it, plus some maintenance walkways. Then I'll start airbrushing.














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that you need, then build one! This is a simple bridge I built out of necessity. No way was I going to spend $500 on a double track span bridge..








next I'll do some railing on it, plus some maintenance walkways. Then I'll start airbrushing.











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Hi dozer,:)

I just couldn't help but to put my 2 cents worth in.:D
Unless you were going to buy an etched brass bridge, you don't have to pay $500 for a nice looking bridge.
I could have built a bridge for you, if you could have used a timber type bridge!!! But of course the one your building will be less expensive than one of mine.:D
Just for the fun of it why don't you look at my album in this forum.

Cheers, Dave
 

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David, these are some nice bridges you making. you obviously can offer them for sale, but why not share how you build them?

with that dozer actually needs a functional and sturdy removable bridge to connect his layout. detail is secondary
Hey tankist,
Thanks for the :thumbsup:comment on my bridges!!:) It's appreciated:D
So you want me to give up and share my bridge building secrets HUH!!!:rolleyes:
Actually I could make up a building process, but for a good explanation it also takes some pictures of different stages of construction!! Pictures say a 1000 words and my vocabulary "SUCKS" The next time I start some trusses and trestles I'll take pictures of the progress and add some assembly construction info also. Then something like that may be helpful.:)

I think I understand DOZER'S use of that bridge, since it's right in front of the doorway, but in my minds eye, I picture a sturdy U shaped support for a nice bridge with a little scenery and a stream under it and hinge it and make it to swing out of the way, or lowered. From my point of view, scenery makes a layout come alive!!!!:D
Cheers ... Dave
 

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Hey tankist,
Thanks for the :thumbsup:comment on my bridges!!:) It's appreciated:D
So you want me to give up and share my bridge building secrets HUH!!!:rolleyes:
Actually I could make up a building process, but for a good explanation it also takes some pictures of different stages of construction!! Pictures say a 1000 words and my vocabulary "SUCKS" The next time I start some trusses and trestles I'll take pictures of the progress and add some assembly construction info also. Then something like that may be helpful.:)

I think I understand DOZER'S use of that bridge, since it's right in front of the doorway, but in my minds eye, I picture a sturdy U shaped support for a nice bridge with a little scenery and a stream under it and hinge it and make it to swing out of the way, or lowered. From my point of view, scenery makes a layout come alive!!!!:D
Cheers ... Dave
Thanks for the inputs Dave. The bridge I built is actually on hinges with a gas screen door cylinder on it and it lift's straight up. which is why I need to hand build a bridge. I am currently working on the details portion of the bridge now, and will look pretty trick when done. I will be painting it the oxydized green steel bridge colors when done.
 
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