Central Valley Mode Works: 150 Foot Truss Bridge w/ Gusseted Girders
This HO scale Eastern Style Gusseted Girder Bridge is super detailed from a bygone era. Built in the early 1900’s, this bridge is a beautiful work of art and will great upon your diorama, layout, or mantle. She is very much like her 150’ sister bridge, the 1902, except she has square plates on her girders instead of “X’s” for her supports. She is a welcomed addition to our family and hopefully yours. The Gusseted girders included with this kit, can be purchased separately in a package of 5 for custom building many different steel structures and bridges.
The model as built from the plans spans 21 inches. It is approximately 4 3/8 inches high and 2 7/8 inches wide. From rail-head to bottom of shoe is approximately 15/16 inches. The parts are injection molded of an impact grade of styrene plastic that is the same as used in the popular automobile and military hobby kits. Cementing and painting requires the same materials and techniques in common use in the construction of those kits and the most popular model railroad kits.
The bridge kit components are ideal for kit bashing and the scratch building of other bridges and steel structures.
There is no prototype bridge that the kit was copied from. It is a very common and typical design that is used in North America and even other parts of the world. Some are still in use and many subtle variations are possible. Modifications in bracing, rail, guard-rails, walkways and railings, telegraph arms attached, and different portals are common. They are most often painted black, but there are examples of silver, gray, red oxide and green.