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

Jeff Wilson
Item #12452

Learn how to re-create numerous types of railroad and highway bridges based on prototype designs.
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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
Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 88
Color photos: 75
Black & White photos: 100
Illustrations: 15
Author Bio
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.
Table of Contents
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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