On a visit last weekend to good friend Peter Steel I saw the great progress he is making with Australianising (if there is such a word ) a Central Valley Pratt Truss Girder bridge, there has been a great amount of work which the photos show. Peter worked from the Greg Edwards data sheet and over a period changed the kit significantly by using Evergreen styrene – the sizes are on the data sheet. A lot of  research is required, such as articles and photos but there’s nothing like a trip to take photos of your own. Examples of this type of bridge are located at Dungog, Macksville, Paterson, Nambucca and Eltham, all in NSW, to name but a few. This is not an overnight project and so takes a lot of time and effort to kitbash an American bridge to convert to a NSWGR type. Pete is to be congratulated for achieving a great outcome from a very intricate project. DSCF3542 DSCF3544 DSCF3546DSCF3543


Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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