This is my original lift out bridge
This is a small video about how I built my first lift out bridge. I know it’s not as elaborate as some I have seen but it works well and it was cheap to make!
Rebuilding The Bridge To Be Hinged With Power and Dead Tracks With Scenery
Drop Down Bridge: Part 1
This video will begin a new series about how I am going to rebuild the current lift out bridge on my layout and change into a hinged drop down bridge which will be properly powered. This will hopefully fix the problems of broken tracks and storing the bridge when not in use. I will also wire it correctly so it will have dead tracks on either side of the bridge so keep trains from falling off the layout.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 2
Let’s get the bridge installed as well as the latches and switches to make it all work.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 3
It’s time to replace some roadbed, install the switches and make the rock castings.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 4
Let’s start the scenery by installing the rock castings adding a little color and defining the waterfall.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 5
Now the waterfall has been defined and painted it’s time to add the riverbed and beach areas.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 6
Finally it’s time to build the waterfall.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 7
In this part we’ll add track and guardrails to the bridge.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 8
Now that the bridge and track are done it’s time to finish the wiring.
Drop Down Bridge: Part 9
The time has finally come to pour the water, finish the waterfall and get this thing done.
Here are a few pics of the completed bridge