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Olay small is not discounted here and inquiring minds want to know/see what is going on in the small world of MRR these days.

So break out the digital Cam and let's see what ya got???!
Over 100 views an not one reply.
Maybe their zzzz...Zoom dosent work.:rolleyes:

I guess there are less Z modelers then S modelers here.

I didn't think that could be possible.:laugh:
 

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Hi all,
Just started the Z scale covered bridge. In pic1 I have laid out the side frames of the truss and pined them to !/4" foamcore board. That's what I use for starting all truss type bridges. In pic2 both truss sides are assembled and I sand them smooth. In pic3 I clamp some of the Deck pieces to the top and bottom to hold the bridge square and then glue 2 more on the ends of top and a couple in place for the actual deck. In pic4 I've added more decking pices and added cross bracing across top!!:) That's where i'm at now!!!

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Hi all,
Just started the Z scale covered bridge. In pic1 I have laid out the side frames of the truss and pined them to !/4" foamcore board. That's what I use for starting all truss type bridges. In pic2 both truss sides are assembled and I sand them smooth. In pic3 I clamp some of the Deck pieces to the top and bottom to hold the bridge square and then glue 2 more on the ends of top and a couple in place for the actual deck. In pic4 I've added more decking pices and added cross bracing across top!!:) That's where i'm at now!!!

Dave
Nice work.:thumbsup:

Now if we can only find a Z modeler.:laugh:

436 views of the thread now and not one Z man/ (woman)

I am beginning to think there are none. (at least here)

SUB do you have any Z?
 

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Nice work.:thumbsup:

Now if we can only find a Z modeler.:laugh:

436 views of the thread now and not one Z man/ (woman)

I am beginning to think there are none. (at least here)

SUB do you have any Z?
Hi big ed,
Thanks for looking at my "Z stuff" The way I see it is that model railroaders need to broaden their horizons a bit and see just what is going on in the other scales!!!:) I do admit though that Z scale is kind of had to "SEE":):):)
By the way thanks for last nights conversation we had about those trestles!!
I looked for quite a while after that and I couldn't find a thing that even closely resembles that type of construction!!!:)
Have a nice evening!!:)
Cheers, Dave
 

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Hi big ed,
Thanks for looking at my "Z stuff" The way I see it is that model railroaders need to broaden their horizons a bit and see just what is going on in the other scales!!!:) I do admit though that Z scale is kind of had to "SEE":):):)
By the way thanks for last nights conversation we had about those trestles!!
I looked for quite a while after that and I couldn't find a thing that even closely resembles that type of construction!!!:)
Have a nice evening!!:)
Cheers, Dave

Thats all I could find too, was the boy scouts trestle bridge lashed with rope.

Does anyone here know of any old RR trestles being held together by rope?
I am talking about when RR's first started running.
Old trestles.
 

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Here's some more on the Z scale covered bridge!!!

Got all the decking in place and cut paneling for the side covering and I think I will cut a piece to be used for a roadway as an extra piece in case the Z scale modeler (WHO EVER THAT MAY BE):)?? :eek:hwell:will want to use the bridge for a roadway instead of a railroad bridge!!:)
You can see by the photo that a necessary item in building Z scale bridges is TWEEZERS!!!:) POSSIBLY SOMETHING YOU LARGER SCALE MODELERS don't have to use, at least very often.:D

Cheers ...... Dave
 

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Hi there you Z scale modelers, where ever you my be hiding:rolleyes::)

Here are 2 more pictures of the Z scale covered bridge I'm building!!:)

It's getting close to being finished and when It's done it will be "FOR SALE":D

Cheers ..... Dave
 

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I guess no one knows of any RR trestles that were lashed together with rope back in the horse and buggies days.:eek:hwell::dunno:

I wouldn't make any more then one of them in Z.:D
 

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Hi Big Ed,

I'm not surprised that you think no one made trestles with rope!!:laugh:
I don't think they ever did either.:) I can see trains crossing that type of trestle and causing the ropes to flex and become loose and then the next train comes along and the whole mish-mash collapses.:eek::thumbsdown:

Thanks for looking at my Z bridge:) I really doubt that it will actually sell here. There just doesn't seem to be any Z modelers around.
No worry:thumbsup::)there's always EBAY and my Bonanza site, plus I belong to a couple of Yahoo Z scale Groups:):thumbsup:

Cheers, Dave
 

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Hi Big Ed,

I'm not surprised that you think no one made trestles with rope!!:laugh:
I don't think they ever did either.:) I can see trains crossing that type of trestle and causing the ropes to flex and become loose and then the next train comes along and the whole mish-mash collapses.:eek::thumbsdown:

Thanks for looking at my Z bridge:) I really doubt that it will actually sell here. There just doesn't seem to be any Z modelers around.
No worry:thumbsup::)there's always EBAY and my Bonanza site, plus I belong to a couple of Yahoo Z scale Groups:):thumbsup:

Cheers, Dave

Yes I think I saw one z buyer on e bay once.:laugh:

Maybe back in the Civil war days they lashed one together after it was blown up to get the train rolling again.:confused:
 

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Hey David check out the way this old bridge is made.

A lot of Bethlehem Steel I bet used to roll over it as it is from the Allentown, Pa area.:thumbsup:

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One more old bridge from Bethlehem Steel country before I hit the sack.:D:thumbsup:


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Hi Big Ed,

Thanks for those 2 pictures of the Steel truss bridges!!!!:)

That first one was really quite different from anything I've seen before!:eek:hwell:
It looked like those linked rods just above the track level on both sides allowed the whole bridge to flex somewhat:confused: I would say a very strange design!!!!:)

As your pictures show, there is lots of detail to almost all steel type truss bridges, takes a long time to scratch build one of those, and that's why I stick with the wood trusses. I'm going to start a thread today for my covered bridge and see if anything happens:)
I doubt if anything will:eek:hwell::thumbsdown: It was fun building though:laugh:
Cheers. Dave
 

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Hey David check out the way this old bridge is made.

A lot of Bethlehem Steel I bet used to roll over it as it is from the Allentown, Pa area.:thumbsup:

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Ed,

That's a bit of an odd truss design on the upper portion of that bridge, huh? I do like the double-gage tracks. And the "dogbone" tension tierods near the base, too.

Thanks for sharing!

TJ
 

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I guess no one knows of any RR trestles that were lashed together with rope back in the horse and buggies days.:eek:hwell::dunno:

I wouldn't make any more then one of them in Z.:D
Hey Big Ed,

I just sold that Z scale covered bridge!!!!:D:D

Listed it on my Z scale Yahoo group site and had a Doctor fellow grab it up!!:)
Just thought I'd let you know:)
Cheers, Dave:)
 

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You got to make more of Z's now.:D

That first bridge is strange TJ.
I think the extra rails were just some protection against derailing.
Not sure though. That bridge must have handled a lot of weight, because Bethlehem Steel Plant was a stone throw away.
 

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You got to make more of Z's now.:D

That first bridge is strange TJ.
I think the extra rails were just some protection against derailing.
Not sure though. That bridge must have handled a lot of weight, because Bethlehem Steel Plant was a stone throw away.
Com'on big ed!!!:confused:whatcha trying to do!!! confuse me!!:)
First you said make only one and now your telling me to make some more. If I keep listening to you I'm going to be going around in circles:rolleyes::confused::D:eek::)

Cheers:laugh::laugh::laugh:Dave
 

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Com'on big ed!!!:confused:whatcha trying to do!!! confuse me!!:)
First you said make only one and now your telling me to make some more. If I keep listening to you I'm going to be going around in circles:rolleyes::confused::D:eek::)

Cheers:laugh::laugh::laugh:Dave

But you sold it?:rolleyes:
You got to stock the shelf with another?:D

I am waiting to see your T scale bridge now.:laugh:
 
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