Pin Connected Bridge

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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by Loco112 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:56 pm

Fine looking bridge, wish I had one just like it.

Does anyone know where we could purchase copies of real original drawings from a bridge builder that built pin truss bridgeslike this one? I hope to build a larger scale version of one of these pin truss bridges someday and would like to be able to use the real drawings to build all the parts, if they still exist somewhere.
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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by Andrew Brandon » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:37 pm

Ross,

The entire scene looks fantastic. Excellent work!
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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by Solomani » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:52 pm

Ross,

Very nice indeed! Glad you took the time to share it with us.

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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by John Coker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:04 am

Congratulations Ross. That is excellent modeling.

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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by Ross A » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:59 pm

All,

Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you enjoyed my project.

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Re: Pin Connected Bridge

Post by Randy Hees » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:18 pm

Loco112 wrote:Fine looking bridge, wish I had one just like it.

Does anyone know where we could purchase copies of real original drawings from a bridge builder that built pin truss bridgeslike this one? I hope to build a larger scale version of one of these pin truss bridges someday and would like to be able to use the real drawings to build all the parts, if they still exist somewhere.
I have most of a set for a 1896 Southern Pacific pin connected bridge, built by Edgemoor Bridge located at Farwell on the Niles Canyon line. Of course, these are big, multiple pages so would be expensive to scan... remind me in a week or so and I will try to take digital photos. either they will be good enough, or you can make a decision on whether they will work for your project, and or which pages you want scanned.

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