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The Model Railroader's Guide to Bridges, Trestles & Tunnels

The Model Railroader's Guide to Bridges, Trestles & Tunnels

Jeff Wilson

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Prolific Kalmbach author Jeff Wilson shows modelers how to re-create numerous types of railroad and highway bridges based on prototype designs. Divided into chapters by bridge type, each chapter shows several prototype examples and demonstrates techniques for modeling, painting, weathering, and installing the models on a layout.
Covers the history of railroad bridges, trestles, and tunnels
Includes specific details for modeling iron and steel truss bridges, plate girder bridges, concrete bridges, lift bridges, tunnels, and more
Lists currently available models
Ideal for intermediate and advanced hobbyists


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Author: Jeff Wilson
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 88 pages; 100 black and white photos; 75 color photos; 15 illustrations; ISBN: 9780890245965


Jeff Wilson has written more than 20 books on railroads and model railroading. He spent 10 years as an associate editor at Model Railroader magazine, and he currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, contributing articles to MR and other magazines. He also writes a model railroading column for Model Retailer magazine and is a correspondent for Trains magazine. He enjoys many facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives, as well as photographing both real and model railroads.
Introduction 4

Chapter 1: Bridge basics 5
Chapter 2: Culverts and beam bridges 9
Chapter 3: Trestles 14
Chapter 4: Plate-girder bridges 25
Chapter 5: Truss bridges 38
Chapter 6: Stone and concrete bridges 50
Chapter 7: Movable bridges 58
Chapter 8: Highway bridges 65
Chapter 9: Abutments and piers 72
Chapter 10: Tunnel portals 80

List of available models 86
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