It's not perfect, but it's finished. The tin came from Mr. Train.com, the wood is Balsa, the scale, best I could do, is 1/4. I found a picture of a bridge located in North Carolina that looked like this. Granted it's only covered on top, but you get the idea. It's on my grandson's track above the floor.
The bridge looks good yardmaster.
Really nice job, looks great. Adds a lot of interest up high.
I tippytoed over one of these in Vermont, no longer carrying track, at a TCA convention, but it did when l first visited it in the 1960's. Have hunted covered bridges down in Ky., Ind., Mo., Pa.,. Canada, and New England. Don't recall seeing RR ones outside of Vermont. I build rustic structures, but l have only heard of one in Colorado, suspect it is of recent construction, so have refrained from the temptation to build one. Guess one in NC was not a RR bridge? Nice job!
You get an "OUTSTANDING" for this one. It really does look great.
To all the replies so far, thanks to all of you for your nice comments and to answer the question from Colorado Hirailer, nope, it was probably a walk bridge based on what I could see of it, kind of a bad focus. But I liked the open design. The challenge to me was forming the diamonds. The roof was a work in progress. I had to creatively cut two pieces of tin to get the roof on, so needless to say it was not square. But, at least no real trains were driving across it, and it did give me a great project to work on while my trains ran below me on the floor. I ran his one night while I added roof tin but it got so loud I had to shut it off.
That looks great, I've never seen one like that on a high shelf/suspended layout. Very cool.
It was an after thought. I had four columns I had to figure out what to do with besides cover up with drywall. So, I decided to put in an elevated track. I used 1/4 inch thick angle iron hooked together with flat pieces underneath. They weighed, quite a bit when completed. Then I put Styrofoam between the walls to lay the track. When it was done I thought it looked a bit bland, so I decided to build a bridge, even though it was one long square bridge. I'm gonna build a trestle bridge on the opposite side out of 1/4 x 1/4 balsa. Top trestle, not the old west bottom trestle.
Good looking bridge. Great job!
OUTSTANDING and cool as he77.Looks like you put a lot of hours into it. Nick
That is pretty cool - thanks for sharing.
The toughest part was the roof. My room isn't quite square so as I got closer to the end with the bottle cap, the ceiling got closer and closer and closer, until it was nearly impossible to install the last ridge vent. Thanks for the compliment, it means a lot.
Awesome bridge! I hope it keeps the snow off the track. Judging by the bottlecap, you must be in Kentucky.
Nice work !
Kentucky yes, but not Winchester. That's where Ale 8 is made. I am a Dew drinker myself but my son-in-law drinks Ale 8. My grandson asked him to give me that bottle cap for my train room and that's where I decided to display it.
Definitely a center piece.