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  • Weathered ExactRail Bridge

    Wednesday June 1, 2011

    Weathered ExactRail Bridge Gallery


    Can a bridge inspire? We think so...

    ExactRail wanted to give you some inspiration you by showing one of our new bridges in its “natural habitat”. Chris Brimley went to work to put together a 1'x2' diorama to show the potential of this great model.

    To get started the sub-roadbed and terrain was built with 4” foam glued to a plywood board. Over the foam a plaster shell was poured and then the scenery was applied using real dirt and rocks. The abutments were then scratch built from sheet and strip styrene, everything was then painted and weathered to fit this desert theme.

    ExactRail's 72ft Deck Plate Girder Bridge is available now in early and late versions, and undecorated kits!

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7 comments
  • Darrel Heard
    Darrel Heard Chris, very nice. you should do a little how to on scratch building the abutments were then scratch built from sheet and strip styrene. That would make a great article. Keep up the great work!
    June 2, 2011
  • marty makarick
    marty makarick Great Job , you got the perfect angle of the Sun casting shadows through the grate on the bridge. Flawless !
    June 5, 2011
  • Jeff Trish
    Jeff Trish Hey Chris what are those silver support things called holding the bridge up?
    June 9, 2011
  • Christopher Brimley
    Christopher Brimley Jeff, They are called bridge shoes and the ones I used are made by Micro Engineering.
    June 9, 2011