Friday, September 10, 2010

The Tillsonburg Viaduct

Along the right of way there are a number of large steel viaducts that bridge the ravines and creeks that flow into Lake Erie. One of the largest is located is located just to the southwest of Tillsonburg. At nearly a kilometre long it is something to behold.

Space restrictions required that I could model only a very short portion of the bridge. At a little over 4' in length I'm pleased with the results to date. I used Micro-Engineering kits for the bridge components. The abutments were cast up from field measurements of the prototype and the footings were purchased from ModelRail Stuff.

The actual model will not be fixed into place until all of the scenery and backdrops work is done.