Dave had previously provided
photos, history and details of the
bridge that helped immensely with my
design work. He also has offered
suggestions and corrections on the
As you can see he has done a great
job assembling the bridge. He has
also managed to create a realistic
scene on narrow lower-level
benchwork. Remember this is 1:48 O
scale so it was quite a task to make it
Dave Adams is a masterful modeler.
He has built a very well planned
multi-level On3 layout with familiar
scenes from the D&RGW. His layout,
the D&RGW Durlin Branch, was featured
in the 2003 edition of the Finescale
Railroader Narrow Gauge Annual.
One scene he was not able to finish was
Navajo and its pin-connected truss. I
offered a "beta" kit to Dave and he
graciously took up the chance to give it a
The model is based on a 120' long prototype built in 1888 and moved to the San Juan extension in 1924 as Bridge 377B. It is the same or similar to
other bridges on the D&RGW system, as well as being of a common construction used throughout North America at the turn of the century.
The kit has all the parts to make the superstructure. It has 96 castings, styrene parts, laser cut eyebars, steel pins and full length steel floor stringers
for strength. I supply info on how you can make the track and abutments in the 65-page illustrated instruction manual.
D&RGW PIN-CONNECTED TRUSS IN 1:48 O-SCALE RETIRED
THIS WAS MY FIRST RESIN KIT.
|This kit was run around 2009-2011. I like it a lot so it may reappear in all-brass some day.
copyright by John Palecki page update 11/7/2013