our Rubber Style Grade Crossings (BLMA #77-78), these Modern Concrete Style Grade
Crossings will fit right at home on any modern layout.
all pieces from the frame.
this point, you may decide to paint the part prior to installation, or, you might
want to install and then paint. (painting methods discussed below).
that on the right side of the etching, there are three detached pieces unlike
the other (left) end. These are the "plates" that are attached to the
end of the grade crossing and angle from the same height as the crossing, from
the same height as the crossing, to the same level as the ties below. The detached
plates are so our EXPANDER pack (BLMA #80) can be fitted in place to expand the
grade crossing from two to four lanes.
to installing, bend the end plates down on the left end so that if the crossing
is the same height as the rail, the bottom of the plates will be at the top of
install, you will need to place shims under the grade crossing to bring it up
to the right height from the top of the ties. We suggest using strips of plastic,
though strips of wood or other materials may work as well. What ever method you
choose, note that the width of the material will depend on the height (code) of
you have the long sections securely glued in place, glue the detached end pieces
on the right hand end at the same angle as those on the left. (NOTE! This is the
time when you should put the EXPANDER set (BLMA #80) between the end plates and
long etchings with end plates attached).
suggest using thin paint and an air brush or fine brush to paint the crossing.
On the prototype, the narrow border around the large rectangles are metal and
help keep the cement (the large rectangle) intact. The metal border should be
painted a dark red and of coarse, the concrete should be a light gray (unless