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alhoop

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Double Steel Trestle Bents
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:16:08 PM »
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I am in need of about 6 bents, some up to 55 ft. in height. See photo.
Anyone know of a source for either the bents or drawings of same?
Thanks
Al




PS
I found a drawing for a single bent - guess I could double 'em up -  it sez it is an iron bent  - anyone know when
steel replaced iron?
http://www.ghostdepot.com/rg/bridges/stl_tres/cas_bent.gif

PSS: Here is a neat site - I found out that what I called double bents is referred to as a tower.
http://watermarktrains.com/trestle.htm
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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 04:33:50 PM »
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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 09:22:21 AM »
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You may have to move that building, judging you have a joint on that curve right above the building. I would suggest a set of bents forming a square at the top to support the joint above the building. It would be kinda odd with just a single bent.

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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 10:40:17 AM »
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You may have to move that building, judging you have a joint on that curve right above the building. I would suggest a set of bents forming a square at the top to support the joint above the building. It would be kinda odd with just a single bent.

The S.

Actually, the tree just beyond the building falls directly under the joint so that tree will have to be moved as will the
dark green tree under the first span so I can install double bents, as in the title. The joint that is above and just to
the right of the double tracks will get a single bent as there is no room for a double. This should be ok as the bridge
will be anchored on each side with double bents. The joint that falls above the tunnel to the left will require a weird bent.
Thanks for the reply.
AL

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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 03:31:28 PM »
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What about concrete pillars? At least at the tunnel.
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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 03:38:47 PM »
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Concrete piers are hot and sexy. 

You can carve them out of wood, cast them out of plaster, or build them up out of styrene sheet for a fraction of the cost of a ME kit.

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Re: Double Steel Trestle Bents
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 04:18:59 PM »
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I vote for concrete pillars