Build an ur­ban bridge

Con­tin­u­ing his fo­cus on ur­ban re­al­ism, Peter Mar­riott scratch­builds and fits this cheap and sim­ple in­ner city girder bridge.

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Peter Mar­riott scratch builds and fits a cheap and sim­ple girder bridge.

My ur­ban project lay­out ‘Stan­ton’ fea­tures a large, straight sec­tion of re­tain­ing wall. I wanted to in­cor­po­rate a small bridge to add some vis­ual in­ter­est to the scene. It re­quired a bit more work than a plain wall, but it was worth the ef­fort. Peco’s Truss Girder Bridge sides were too big for my pur­poses, and I couldn’t re­ally cut them down to size. In­stead, I bor­rowed a tech­nique that Dave Lowery es­poused in his book Build a Model Rail­way Lay­out (ISBN: 9781854860453) back in 1990. He sug­gested us­ing Peco’s Plat­form Edg­ing Kit to form a girder – so that’s what I did here, us­ing the LK-62 Con­crete type. This is a re­ally sim­ple and cost-ef­fec­tive way to add a girder bridge to your lay­out.

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