Bridging the gaps

Gaps to be bridged on the Greenwater River

Model Bridges

There are several gaps to be bridged on the Greenwater River, by both road and rail. Altogether, there are three rail bridges and two road bridges. So, before I can finish laying all the track, I need to make some model bridges. My plan is to start at the back and work forward.

Road Bridge 1
This makes the first bridge I need to build a road bridge. As you can see, I’ve drawn up a design and cut it out to see how it looks. There will be a tunnel portal to go with this as well.

Rail Bridge 1
This will be a plate girder bridge and will sit above, and adjacent to, the road bridge.

Rail Bridge 2
For this, the highest of the bridges, I am using the existing viaduct that I built for the earlier version of ‘Dales Peak’. It still needs a lot of work and possibly some refining but at least it’s half way there.

Road Bridge 2
The road bridge nearest to the front of the layout is going to be a bascule bridge that lifts in two halves.

Rail Bridge 3
Finally, the rail bridge nearest to the front of the layout is going to be a rolling lift bridge. Well, it all adds to the interest, doesn’t it?

Quite a bit of modelling work to do then during the Autumn nights. Keeps me put of mischief…😉