Hornby Dublo style through truss girder bridge
The first of our new bridge developments captures the spirit of Grown Up Hornby Dublo and pays homage to the famous 00 Dublo steel girder bridge that first saw light of day in January 1957. In fact, according to Michael Foster in his book Hornby Dublo 1938-1964: The story of the perfect table railway, the girder bridge had been on Meccano’s stocks since April 1939, but war and post-war austerity got in the way of development. An experimental 500mm length metal casting bridge of similar design and painted in the traditional orange and green colours appeared in 0 gauge in the early noughties, but due to their very limited production run, not many were produced and they have been highly sought after on the second-hand market ever since by model enthusiasts.
Our new standard 500 mm single track seven girder through truss bridge version draws on this design simplicity with some modifications as a different fabricated manufacturing technique is involved. The bridge comes with a tough powder coated and oven baked semi-gloss finish, and is available in a variety of standard colour schemes (see below). Shown here are orange and fir green and a realistic anthracite grey. Satin and matt finishes are also available as well as specific RAL colours, but would be charged as an extra cost.
A twin track version of the Hornby Dublo style bridge, as well as bridges of longer lengths at 600mm, 700mm and 750mm are offered where the seven girder vertical trusses look equally good in proportion. Longer length 0 gauge bridges, built to individual specifications, with nine girder vertical trusses are also available on request. The bridge arch is one continuous length of square section tubing to a maximum of 1,000mm. Bespoke long length bridges may require a central join of the square sectional tubing. Additional top cross beams maybe added to reflect particular bridge designs.
A number of bridge bases are available including a standard floor, standard floor with track tray or track tray over twelve open cross beams – the latter option is particularly intended for use in the garden as it provides for ideal drainage of precipitation. The normal track tray has been designed to accommodate Peco code 143 flat bottom, Peco code 124 bullhead as well as Maldon Track code 200 three rail nickel silver track. Traditional tubular/rounded head three rail track types and Peco SM 32 track will require a wider gusseted track tray.
Standard Colour Schemes
|Dark navy blue
|Dark grey blue
|Dark blue cobalt
|Emerald green Agria
|Light pastel green
|Dark grey anthracite
Through truss girder bridge specifications
Cross beams: 13mm x 13mm channel
Longitudinal deck: 19mm x 19mm T section
Longitudinal track bed: 20mm x 10mm angle
Truss vertical: 10mm square section
Truss diagonal: 10mm square section
Gusset plates: 25mm
Internal clearance: 110mm
External width: 160mm approx.
Single track 500mm seven girder through truss bridge: £375.00
600mm, 700mm and 750mm versions (£75 extra per 100mm lengths)
Twin track 500mm seven girder through truss bridge: £465.00
600mm, 700mm and 750mm versions (£85 extra per 100mm lengths)
Single or twin track nine girder length bridges (more than 750mm) price on application.