Also, as a Christmas favor i will offer this as a single(1) or two (2) track model to meet your needs. Props, including photos, approach bridges, locomotives, passenger cars & rolling stock as well as track and piers are NOT included in the sale price.Replica Model of a noteworthy "Pratt" through truss bridge. The original Ohio Connecting Bridge was built in 1890 by the OhioConnecting Railway. The 1890 design was a single-track bridge. During the mid 1800's Pittsburgh and the Keystone states economy grew at a staggering rate. The original OCB bridge resolved a major bottleneck in Pittsburgh. Once completed, Traffic could move in either direction between the PennsylvaniaRailroad main line in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (part of the Pittsburgh Division atthat location) and the Fort Wayne Line atthe north end of the Ohio Connecting Bridge. Trains would traverse the Port PerryBranch, Monongahela Division, and Panhandle Division inorder to reach the Pittsburgh Division or the Fort Wayne Line. Replica model is close, but, not exact to the prototype as selective compression has been used to reduce a 508 foot long prototype into a 48 span. A good level of cosmetic detail is provided leaving room for model to add additional detail if they prefer. I strive to maintain a realistic appearance that will do the beautiful & massive prototype justice! I will assemble this one for sales and marketing photos. Please contact me regarding assembly and decoration. I can decorate as new, lightly weather, heavily weathered or a RUSTY MESS! In the future I will offer model assembled for a nominal charge and in KIT form. Again, please contact me regarding assembly and painting. The Pratt design has been used throughout North America by many railroads. There are several variations and versions of the original design, reflecting load ratings and requirements, common to bridges found throughout North America and the world for that matter. Model is a replica of the basic prototype, refer, photos.
Thought this would be a good offering that can be used by virtually anyone /any railroad as it was widely used design. Nothing beats a bridge for drawing interest to a scene on your layout!!
Note, only the Pratt Through Truss bridge is for sale, approach deck bridges in photos are not included in the sale price. Estimate model will be minimum 4 Feet (48) in length, with deck to accommodate one (1) O gauge track. I can vary the length a bit to meet your space requirements. Photo of Pre production model replicating the prototype, refer photo, subject to change for final production. Bridge clearance: Portals for original clearance and high clearance cars will meet and exceed NMRA standards for HI CAPACITY Cars.
Get your orders in for this run at the special price.. Imagine this massive bridge as a significant point of interest on your layout! Bridge is produced in aluminium so it is strong, paintable and provides the structural "MASS" & strength required, unlike plastic bridges, to handle heavy locomotives and trains. Bridge, General specifications: Pratt through truss design Length: 4 Feet (48) approx. With deck capable of accommodating 1 standard O gauge track.
Height: 14.00 (at highest point, mid section tower) Materials include Aluminum & plastics. Turn off electrical service to this area of your layout wheninstalling the bridge. Use extreme caution when incorporating model intoyour layout as Aluminum is an excellent conductor of electricity and representsa shock hazard!
· History: he bridge issignificant for its complexity, carrying rail traffic in four directions acrossthe Ohio River on a system of high viaduct spans and through trusses. Innovative methods were used to erect the main channel span in 1890, and toreplace it in 1915 accommodating a wider two (2) track span. When completed, this Parker through truss bridge was the world'slongest riveted simple truss span. Prototype is a variant of the Pratt through truss with polygonal top chords and panels that are additionally subdivided by ties and struts. The sloping of the top chords saves materials and best places the depths of the truss at the center of the span, while the subdivided panels distribute the loads uniformly and handle secondary stresses well.
The Pratt truss was well-suited to long spans and remained popular through the early decades of the 20th century. In the future I hope to maintain KITS in stock.
The item "PRR/OCB Pratt Truss Bridge, 1890' One (1) Track O Gauge. Historic LE SS Intro Sale" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Other O Scale". The seller is "trains04nw" and is located in Kathleen, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Ecuador, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Macao, Oman, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay.