Free Plans of a Simple Warren Truss Bridge

Free Plans of a Warren Truss Bridge

Perfect for a Model Railroad Layout

Free model railroad bridge plan, A simple Warren truss bridge, Range Line Road Bridge in Antigo Wisconsin
A simple Warren truss bridge, Range Line Road Bridge in Antigo Wisconsin. (left-click to see full-size image; then right-click and choose “save image as” to download it)

Although built for vehicular traffic rather than railroad use, The Range Line Road Bridge, a single-span Warren standard truss bridge, would be a great subject for a model railroad layout.

The simple bridge could be adapted for a branch line track bridging a small creek or gulley, or for a roadway overpass.

It’s simple design would be easily replicated using sheet and angle stock, either brass, or for the ultimate ease of construction, styrene.

Free Plans of Baltimore & Ohio Pratt Truss Bridge 451/1

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 crosses the Cuyahoga River carrying a switch track serving the Jaite Company, a paper mill in Summit County, Ohio.

Bridge No. 451/1 is a through Pratt truss. It is 138 feet 9 inches pin to pin, and has a clear width of 13 feet 9 inches and a 19 foot 10 inch height clearance. Carnegie steel supplied the steel.

This bridge is the ideal size to recreate in scale for a model railroad layout and our Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 page features five plans including detailed exploded isometric views.

Free Plan of a Western Maryland Railroad Deck Plate Girder Bridge

Western Maryland Railroad Bridge No. 1276

A great bridge to scratch-build for your model railroad layout

Free Model Railroad Plan bridge plate girder, western Maryland
Western Maryland Railroad Sideling Hill Crossing,
a great bridge for your model railroad layout

Bridge No. 1276, the Sideling Hill Creek Crossing is small by comparison with some of the other bridges on the Western Maryland Railroad’s Cumberland division, but that small size makes it perfect for inclusion on a model railroad.

The structure is a 145′-long bridge consisting of two deck plate girder spans carrying a single track on a slight curve, nearly 50′ above the creek bed.

Completed from these free plans to prototype specifications, it would be a center of interest on a portion of a model railroad layout near the viewer. If intended for a spot nearer the background, much of the interior bracing could be eliminated and it would still be a great scale bridge for your model railroad layout.