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Girder bridge sides

Postby dan8400 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:53 am

Hi everyone,

I just wondered if there was a model or a kit for longer girder bridge sides than the peco lk-10.

Flat topped rather than curved would be better for what I want but it doesn't really matter.

Any ideas?

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:34 am

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby dan8400 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:38 am

I was thinking more like the peco lk-10.

Plate girder bridge sides.

Thanks for the reply though

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby b308 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:03 am

Try the HO scale manufacturers. I know Auhagen do one and I'm pretty sure that Faller do as well, Pola might. Go onto their websites and have a look.

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby dan8400 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 am

Thank you

I'll check those out

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby allan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 am

Bridge terminology is a pain, becuase of the diversity. The "through plate girder bridge" sought here is a relatively uncommon type. "Deck plate girder bridges" are relatively common, I suspect because the girders can be cross braced for added strength.

The Peco bridge looks like it was lifted from a turntable...

Long through deck girder bridges may be cross braced above.

I'd be open to a deck girder bridge, with the deck up side down, so that your trains run between the girders, rather than on top. You'll need a civil engineer to tell you the maximum span!

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Re: Girder bridge sides

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 am

dan8400 wrote:I was thinking more like the peco lk-10.

Plate girder bridge sides.

Thanks for the reply though

Thanks
Dan


Ah! Sorry didn't read the post properly. I make my own plate girders from Plastic sheet, it is not difficult and you just have to make sure you keep the proportions correct. The Peco sides being curved are often badly used, as the girder ends should be above a support for that type. There is a great book "Bridges for Modellers" by L. V. Wood which I would recommend to anyone that wants to build realistic bridges there is a second hand copy on Amazon for £8.50 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bridges-Modellers-Illustrated-Record-Railway/dp/0860932265

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