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Re: Central Valley N scale Bridge
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2010, 05:24:35 AM »
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Correction on the  CV #1815 bridge kit stats. I went ahead and assembled my kit last night as I couldn't resist once it was open. The overhead clearance at the portals is 22' 6" and width 16'6" (final answer) My earlier measurements from mocking it up were way off. Sorry about that. Another 4"-6" could be added to the overhead clearance by sanding the end portals inside top edges level to the track. The ME code 55 track slid in place easily and crimping the plastic spike heads went fast and without any problems.The kit was a lot of fun to build, and is very sturdy completed. I still have to add the gussets and diagonal braces then paint and weather it but it already looks good I think.














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Re: Central Valley N scale Bridge
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2010, 07:27:07 AM »
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Ok, still good.  ;D 22' is the bare min required for double stacks.
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Re: Central Valley N scale Bridge
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2010, 03:02:48 PM »
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Nice upgrade to the Walthers stack car too Alan!
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Re: Central Valley N scale Bridge
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2010, 03:52:01 PM »
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Thanks,they sure need it. Since I did that one I've been using BLMA trucks with MT underslung couplers to get them to ride lower
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Re: Central Valley N scale Bridge
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2010, 08:21:07 PM »
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Thanks,they sure need it. Since I did that one I've been using BLMA trucks with MT underslung couplers to get them to ride lower

I measured my Walthers' double stacks at 1 5/8" which scales out to a scale 21 ft 8 inches which gives about a scale 10 inches of clearance.  More critical I think is the side clearance between the diagonal gusset at the bridge ends and the top of the containers [See photo in prior post].  Any rocking from side to side may create problems.