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