3 thoughts on “Hell Gate Bridge 1/4 Scale”

  1. I think welding the trusses will turn out to be a mistake. Lugged construction dominated bicycle construction for decades for a good reason. Welds weaken by detempering and corrupting the grain structure of steel.

    A tip. Almost all guy ‘wire’ is now Zylon rope. It’s much lighter than steel for the same strength – assuming you are shooting for a high strength to weight ratio, this should help the implementation of your design.

    • this bridge is a repicla of the hell gate in nyc for the nyc rr. after is finished it will be used in our model train meseum featuring a 1/4 scale nyc rr which will feature about 13 miles of hand laid track this bridge will hold 2500 lbs tested with out a deflection and i know it will hold the models that will be running over it it took me 1 and a half years to build
      thanks tony

  2. I’m a student from Eastwood Academy HS, currently working on a project involved with Hell Gate Bridge located at NYC. Do you know where could I get a blueprint? Please I need help


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