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That 80 dollar price tag about knocked me out of my chair...then I saw it was HO scale. I am needing one in O. That is one good looking bridge for 80 bucks though. I think I could scratch build one if I had blue prints. I am going to give Cambell a call to see if they have them. I am still a green horn in MRRing. What is the difference in On3 and O? How could you tell what the scale was in the video? Thanks KenThe Howe Truss has long been a favorite of model railroaders. As was mentioned Campbell Scale Models makes a kit for it. It’s been around forever, and many a model railroad features one. They’re still in production, amazingly enough. It’s a reasonable $80 or so. It will certainly keep you occupied a while as you assemble it.
The one in the video is On3, so I don’t think it’s a Campbell kit. They don’t show one in the catalog. Other companies offer them too. For that matter, it would be simple enough to scratch build one. The parts all repeat, once you get going, you just do the same over and over until it’s the length you need. Granted, it will take a lot of work, but it’s achievable for someone with good skills.
First off is the fact that I recognized the layout owner's name,What is the difference in On3 and O? How could you tell what the scale was in the video? Thanks Ken
If your an Amazon shopper, make sure you check the "other shopping options" you can find used or damaged copies listed less than the original retail price.Well, I don't usually plug the bookstore, but it's a legitimate answer in this case.
There are two books you might find useful.
This is the first in the series. It's out of print, but available used. It's a bit higher than I'd have guessed, at $26 or so used. They're basically a soft bound book about like a magazine.
Marvelously detailed instruction book for building every possible kind of bridge and trestle for your model railroad. The author makes it easy for someone without engineering experience to design an accurate model bridge or trestle based on real-world prototypes, whether timber, steel or concrete, and whether and old-fashioned covered bridge or a long-span suspension bridge. Tells you how to select the proper type, how to avoid common errors, and how to build it so it looks and actually is realistic. 136 pages with index, conversion tables, and NMRA standard clearances.
RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.
ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.