A short trestle for the outer loop

I scratch built a short (one-bent) trestle for the main track crossing over the stream bed. The stream runs up and down on the drawing below to the right of the yard.

I will be showing it at the NMRA AZ Division meet on June 13, 2015.

Here is a photo of it taken in the studio, as it won’t be installed on the layout until after the meet.

Fn3 Single Bent Wood Trestle

The design was adapted from drawings in the Model Railroader book Model Railroad Bridges & Trestles (PP124, 125).

I did find one design flaw in the book drawing. The wing walls were positioned so that they would keep the dirt, etc. from holding up the footers at each end of the trestle. I redesigned them to fix that issue.

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