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laying track over bridges

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:31 PM

Lastspikemike
Modellers should want bridge track to simulate the much closer tie spacing.

If getting the tie thickness 'correct' is not enough, how about:

Double the track structure for flextrack as above.  Let the horizontal joint between the two 'sets' of ties set until solid.

Then cut away some of the structure between ties with a saw or other tool with a comparatively wide kerf, leaving only as much 'spacer' between adjacent ties as there would be on a bridge.  This would be relatively simple and repetitive in a miter box or jig, or perhaps on some kind of small table or arm saw.

Then slide all the ties closer to get the effect of bridge track, or pivot on one rail sliding closer if you want a closer-spaced curve effect.

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Posted by Srwill2 on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:11 PM

Regardless, it’s still several times the MSRP.

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