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    Default Scratchbuild twin bridges made from extruded aluminum scrap

    I have two 4' modules I'm currently working on and I wassnt satisfied with connecting them together per the normal 62mm unitrack piece most folks use . my idea was to make a two bridges "coupler" that interconnect the two modules with a 9.5" wide scenic gorge and twin bridges for a little more excitement . I found a nice piece of extruded aluminum I had in my junkyard that scaled beautifully , I think it's from a window casing or a curtain track but now it's my new bridges . I measured the pieces and cut them with a hacksaw and filed the ends true . made a center trackbed out of foamboard and styrene and glued it all together . base made from pvc caps . this was the first one , gotta make a duplicate for the other track . it's very light with no flex at all and should work well . I like the fact that it's real metal so it will have some light reflection .20220518_050515.jpg
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    OK, got the other bridge finished .. I scraped the round pier base idea and will do large concrete piers on the ends instead . I also whipped together the foam base and wood ends . these bridges were almost too easy to build and I think the look nice . just goes to show you don't have to put in a ton of hours for good results. 20220520_105010.jpg

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