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z scale: Micron Art bridge
« on: June 04, 2007, 10:27:45 PM »
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This is one of Micron Art's kits: http://micronart.com/1083_Truss_Pratt.html.  I thought is was pretty neat so I picked one up for use on a z scale photo diorama that I'm working on.




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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 09:02:17 AM »
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It looks like Z-scale is finally getting some serious attention.  I'm glad to see the quality of available products improving!  Nice find on that Tom.  It should provide a nice photo location for your z-scale weathering projects.  8)

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 02:06:42 PM »
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Holy SH$T!  Nice Tom!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 03:51:31 PM »
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I should have done a better job cutting and filling and filing the tabs that hold the top piece on.  I enjoy weathering more than building so I skimp out on that stuff sometimes.

John Cubbin did a much better job than me with his version of this bridge.  If you dig around on www.rosetown.ch, you'll find photos of his work.  He also did a nice job painting it too:  his really looks like rusted steel.

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 03:56:11 PM »
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It's such a shame that generally the rolling stock can't keep up with the scenery:


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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 04:36:14 PM »
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I built the longer version of this bridge, and found it went together much faster and easier by soldering instead of gluing (I had it finished in an afternoon). But it didn't look good on my layout (too big), so I gave it to Rick Spano to use before I got around to painting it.

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 06:01:24 PM »
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One can't help but wonder, would this bridge be suitable as N scale highway bridge? :o

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 06:15:44 PM »
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One can't help but wonder, would this bridge be suitable as N scale highway bridge? :o

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Actually, Rick Spano is using his as a light bridge for an N scale industrial siding. The only thing that won't pass through it is a maxi-stack.
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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 06:22:14 PM »
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One can't help but wonder, would this bridge be suitable as N scale highway bridge? :o

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Actually, Rick Spano is using his as a light bridge for an N scale industrial siding. The only thing that won't pass through it is a maxi-stack.

Really?  This bridge is already a fairly light bridge for Z scale.  I guess it would work, though.

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Re: z scale: Micron Art bridge
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 10:01:40 PM »
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One can't help but wonder, would this bridge be suitable as N scale highway bridge? :o

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Actually, Rick Spano is using his as a light bridge for an N scale industrial siding. The only thing that won't pass through it is a maxi-stack.

Really?  This bridge is already a fairly light bridge for Z scale.  I guess it would work, though.

I seem to recall reading somewhere that bridge dimensions scale pretty much in proportion to each other. Thus, if one bridge were (for example) twice as long as another of similar design, the structural members of the longer bridge would be approximately twice as thick. There are limits, of course, but it was given as a rough rule of thumb.
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