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Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Evolution Series
Product Type: 50' Deck Plate Girder Bridge
RailRoad: None
Era: No
Coupler Type: No
Truck Type: No
Wheels: No

Availability: In stock

SKU: EE-9503-1

Retail Price: $35.95
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Quick Overview

Available in assorted railroads and road numbers. Also available as a kit.

Product Description

ExactRail is proud to augment our family of Deck Plate Girder Bridge with all-new 50' variations!
With exceptional attention to detail, the 72' and now the 50' and 30' Deck Plate Girder Bridges are the only
ready to run plate girder bridges dimensioned for mainline service!

Plate Girder bridges are the most common type of railroad bridge in North America, and the E-72 load rating has
been a common mainline standard from the 1940's. Yet, there haven't been any E-72 deck-type plate girder bridges
available as ready-to-run models! ExactRail is pleased to fill this void with our all-new deck plate girder bridges.

About the Prototype:

The practice of North American railroads for determining the load capacity of steel bridges is through Cooper's E Loadings
system. When developed, the index was based on the axle loading of locomotives. The prefix 'E' in the rating system
indicates what weight a structure may support per locomotive axle. For example, an E-72 rated bridge is one which may
support a locomotive of 72,000 lbs per axle. The index was a function of locomotive axle weight because, at the
time Theodore Cooper devised the formulae, the locomotive was the heaviest part of a train. From the 1920's until
the present, the E-72 load rating has developed into the common mainline standard.


About the Model:

ExactRail's plate deck girder bridges have been carefully dimensioned from actual prototypes so that we may offer the most
accurate deck plate girder bridges. So to accommodate a seamless transition between the bridge track and adjacent
mainline, we've opted for a section of bridge ties to which the modeler affixes rail. We recommend cutting a section of ties
from flex-track and gluing the rail to the bridge ties with Barge cement. Barge cement is available from hardware and home
improvement stores and may also be found online.

ExactRail offers the deck plate girder bridge in "Early" and "Late" versions for RTR models and in three versions of
undecorated kits.

The 'Early' version of Deck Plate Girder Bridge has wooden guard timbers, plank walkways and handrails. The 'Early'
version bridge is available in ready-to-run decorated versions and an undecorated kit.

The 'Late' version of Deck Plate Girder Bridge has wooden guard timbers, and etched metal walkway and fine-scale
cable handrails! The 'Late' version bridge is available in ready-to-run decorated versions and an undecorated kit.

As a third version of an undecorated kit, ExactRail has also made available of a "simplified" deck plate girder bridge.
This kit features the same bridge assembly as other kits but without walkway assemblies.
For the 30' Deck Plate Girder Bridge, this kit is available as SKU EE-9100. For the 50' Deck Plate Girder Bridge, this kit is
available as EE-9400. For the 72' Deck Plate Girder Bridge, this kit is available as EE-9700.

Dimensions:

6.87" : Horizontal dimensions from end to end. Please see pictures.

1.36" : Vertical dimensions from the top face of the tie plate to the bottom face of the lower cover plate. Please see
pictures.

1.16" : Vertical dimensions from the top face of the upper cover plate to the bottom face of the cover plate. Please see
pictures.

1.29" : Width dimension between the outside faces of girder plates

Only from the Leader of Precision Micro-Tooling™, the ExactRail Deck Plate Girder Bridge are available only from www.exactrail.com.

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