Elevated Tressels

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Elevated Tressels
Posted by mxnmrv on Saturday, June 10, 2017 3:16 PM

Does any one know where to purchase elevated track supports, like Chicago's elevated train system?  Or perhaps any literature on how to build them.

Thanks

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, June 10, 2017 7:15 PM

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Posted by JTrains on Sunday, June 11, 2017 7:59 AM

As a Chicagoan, half of the "fun" of modeling the L tracks would be what goes on under them.  The streets are typically four lanes wide - the tracks span two lanes  with the other two lanes outside of the trestle supports.  The two outer lanes are used for street parking and right-hand turn lanes, requiring you to frequently slalom through the trestle supports.  Throw in pedestrians and some double parking for deliveries and it's slightly chaotic - but of the well-rehersed variety.  Would be cool to model!

http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/clickable_system_map/200806d.htm

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Posted by Frank54 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:43 PM

mxnmrv

Does any one know where to purchase elevated track supports, like Chicago's elevated train system?  Or perhaps any literature on how to build them.

Thanks

Granted it is New York and not Chicago, but here is a step by step on building an "EL"

http://www.nycmodeltransit.org/ModelEl.htm

 

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Posted by mxnmrv on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:36 PM

Thanks!  Great info!

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Posted by mxnmrv on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:37 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by mxnmrv on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:37 PM

Thanks for the info.

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