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N Scale Model Great Stone Viaduct

Plan 1190 - the Great Stone Viaduct

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The Great Stone Viaduct in Bellaire, Ohio, was constructed between 1870 and 1871 by the B&O and Central Ohio Railroads. The viaduct consists of 43 stone arches, providing a rail link between Ohio and West Virginia.
The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society is working to restore and preserve this National Historic Site. Please visit their site at http://www.greatstoneviaduct.org
This N scale model is constructed entirely in balsa.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1190 - The Great Stone viaduct
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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Each plan package contains the following PDF files (unless otherwise noted):

Actual Size Plans Traceable Templates Construction Guides *Bonus: color Print-outs *Bonus Model Builder Templates

H O scale model plans

model railroad scaled plans

cardstock tutorial guide

cardstock model kit

cardstock model making

Detailed set of scaled plans, enabling true "scratch-built" construction.

Accurately scaled templates, allowing you to trace out and build to your choice of materials.

Illustrated 12 page Generic Construction Guide plus 11 page Cardstock Modeling Guide.

Printable color patterns - the cheapest way to go. Print to cardstock for paper model or mock-up. Examples: Plan 821, Plan 1200

Free with order (upon request) - templates for Model Builder software. Click Here for more information. Works for Z Scale too!

The Intellectual Property License Agreement allows you to print multiple copies for your own personal use, as well as construct multiple copies or variations, for your personal use, of each Plan purchased.

* Pre-colored printable cardstock patterns are included as a free bonus and are not factored in to the cost of the plans. Colors may differ from models shown.  Contact us for color information on individual plans.

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Plan 1290 - New England Covered Bridge

PDF Plan package: $7.95

Anyone with a hint of nostalgia would not be able to take a trip across the Maritimes or New England without visiting a covered bridge. This HO scale model captures the details of two of my favorites – one in Eastern Canada, the other in the Eastern States.
The plans indicate the original dimensions of the structure but can easily be modified to fit individual layouts.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Click for Building Footprint *This plan can be modified to accommodate extended spans.
Plan 1290 - Bridge
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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All of our plans print to standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Some of the larger scales use 8 1/2" x 14" sheets for the included pre-painted Cardstock models, but everything else will print to ordinary letter-size paper. See the Q & A page for details.

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Model Railway Bridge

Plan 1400 - Covered Railway Bridge

PDF Plan package: $7.95

Covered railway bridges came about as a plan to extend the life of the structures by protecting the critical components from the elements. As the concept caught on they began appearing throughout the world, but probably the greatest number being in Canada and the United States. This example does not represent a specific structure, but takes it's design from the many thousands of similar bridges constructed in the Eastern United States and Canada during the 1800's.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Click Here for Garden Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1400 - Bridge
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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Plan 1590 - Plate-girder Bridge

PDF Plan package: $10.95 (includes both deck-girder and plate girder bridges)

Plate girder bridges are probably the simplest of railroad bridge styles, but add so much to the realism of any layout because they are so common. Almost any railroad or line you can imagine has at least one style of plate girder bridge.
Plate girder bridges get their name from the components of their simple design. This is also how they get their structural integrity. The vertical plates provide a significant amount of strength, and the girders, or glorified I-beams tie them together to provide their significant load-bearing capacity.
Included are instructions on making simulated "rivets".
* There are no Model Builder Templates or cardstock version with this plan.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1590 - Plate-girder Bridge
 
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Plan 1790 - CNR Truss Bridge

PDF Plan package: $8.95

This bridge near Hope B.C. is a common truss type, spanning approximately 180 feet across the Coquihalla River. It is shared by both CN and CP Rail as the route from the Fraser Valley to the west heads north along the Fraser River. This style of bridge is common to just about every popular railroad, and can be found in single spans, or multiple spans resting on concrete piers. The plan can easily be extended for increased span. This N Scale version was constructed using 1/8" I-beam from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.
* This plan does not include the generic construction guides, cardstock version or Model Builder templates.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1790 - Truss Bridge
 
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Coming Spring 2017: Updated Cardstock versions - TBA

 
 

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Building a scale model structure for your model railroad layout or diorama from scratch can be a very rewarding experience. The satisfaction comes not just from the economical savings, but from the fact that you built it from scratch.  It may not be as difficult as you think either. If you have ever constructed a model. whether it's a car, an airplane, or a model structure, you know that all the pieces do not necessarily fit together as they should, and you end up doing some extra cutting, sanding, or customizing to make them fit anyway. Depending how you look at it, building from our plans only involves a few extra steps, and the benefits are worth it. Each plan is applicable to a variety of materials. You can use one set of plans to build several distinctive buildings just by choosing different building materials. Give it a try. Beginners Welcome!

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