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…😉