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    Hey guys, Been slowely getting my layout together and started doing my ballast. And now that i have reached my main 3 track bridge, it looked so out of place to me. Can anyone give me any suggestions, ideas, pictures of how I could improve my bridge. Below are a couple of photos of the parts that make up my bridge. I am open to any suggestions at the moment..

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    Maybe do a single track on an older smaller bridge and put two on a newer looking bridge? Or maybe do a fill with culverts instead of a bridge?

    Three tracks on a bridge is tough because our layouts tend to be short and wide while real railroads are long and skinny. The bridge ends up being wider than it is long! And it's exaggerated on a curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epumph View Post
    I did think of doing that. But being 3 tracks it's seemed very wide.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalbert View Post
    Maybe do a single track on an older smaller bridge and put two on a newer looking bridge? Or maybe do a fill with culverts instead of a bridge?

    Three tracks on a bridge is tough because our layouts tend to be short and wide while real railroads are long and skinny. The bridge ends up being wider than it is long! And it's exaggerated on a curve.
    I like the idea you suggested having one on a separate smaller bridge. That inside track is essentially my yard throat and branch line to the coal mine industry
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    I too like the idea of an 'older' single track for the lead/branchline. wish I had thought of it!
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    One more yay for the older single track/bridge. It could look really cool.

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    So far I made a small trestle bridge for the yard lead / branch line. I'll take some photos and post them up after work
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    How about building the bridge with thinner material and make the sides of the bridge curved to match the track as the current unit looks a bit "clunky" to me.

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    so thos os what i have so far. The smaller bridge im going to add detail to the balsa wood before i paint so it looks the part. the bogger 2 line bridge i tried going for a steel tressle bridge kind of ide. still working on it. ill post more updates asi go.

    ANd thanks for the advice and ideas guys

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    Finally finished constructing both my bridges. Hers a phot of them both as to how they will be arranged on the layout. Now juts need to piant them and and the finest of details where possible ANy more updates will be on my main build thread. thanks again everyone for the help


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    Nice work! Those are going to look great.

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    Hey guys . If anyone is still following this thread there's an update on the bridges in my build thread =)
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