Over a half century ago, I had a huge Lionel HO layout. Included was a Lionel trestle set, that was made of faux stone piers, and they were very common at the time. I think they still make them. I think there were 20 or more piers in the set.
I am now trying to include a trestle set in my O gauge layout for standard 3-rail 031 Lionel track. To my utter shock (and disgust) I find that nobody makes a simple faux stone pier trestle set for O gauge. Yes, there are sets for Fast Track and MTH Real Track, but none for standard 031. All I can find are the girder type or timber type trestles sets.
Why? Why make these in HO gauge, but not in standard O Gauge?
So now, once again, I have to build something myself, using pieces of upright 2x4 or ripped 2x6.
Assuming that nobody makes a plastic pier set, then I guess I'll have to use some "peel and stick" stone paper, or dip the pieces of wood in actual concrete, to make them look like real piers.
Which would be better do you think?
Thanks for all advice.