|Double Track Truss Bridge
|Walthers Cornerstone Series Building
Scale Price: $25.58
|Birds chirp and water
rushes by in the stream as you stake out a spot with your tripod.
On a day like this the bridge is a perfect place to photograph a few
trains. While you're waiting, you take a good look at the massive,
double track structure.
Amid its rust streaks and a liberal coating of grime, you can see
the heavy, riveted joints between thick steel beams. A hi-rail truck
appears and its crew gets to work on the track. A distant airhorn
warns of an approaching train. Before long a ballast extra appears.
The crews exchange greetings as the train passess. In a moment, the
action is over. You pack up your gear and head out, knowing you've
captured some great images of your favorite local landmark.
Truss bridges are very common on North American railroads. The first
of these structures were built from wood in the1 820's. Steel through
truss bridges began to appear after 1860.
As railroad equipment got heavier and traffic increased, larger, stronger
bridges, often carrying more than one track, became the norm.
This Cornetstone Series® Double Track Truss Bridge is based on
a typical North American prototype. It can be built as a single span,
or you can combine two or more bridges to model river and canyon crossings
having several spans or multiple piers. With its heavy steel construction,
multiple track design and appropriate clearances for handling loaded
double stack cars, the Cornerstone Series® Double Track Truss
Bridge will make a practical, scenic addition to your railroad's mainline.
The kit includes trusses, chords and bridge shoes.Finished model measures
10-3/4" x 2-11/16" x 2-3/4".