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"Chicago style" (open web truss) - 2 Track Deluxe "Starter" Kit in N scale. Add on "Extension " kits to lengthen your overall Elevated Structure.
NOTE Feb. 2022: This is "Gen2.1" designed to integrate with our NY-style Elevated structure at track level. If you are building onto existing Chicago "Gen1.0" structure, please contact us so that we may provide you with that engineering level kit.
The open-web trusses and lattice support columns in this kit represent the Chicago-style L structure. Tie sections and (center) walkway included, ready for your hand-spiked or glued down rail.
As an alternative to hand laid rail, some modelers use Atlas Flex Track or Micro Engineering Bridge Track on top of our structure. Track spacing is approx. 1" center to center, but can be adjusted slightly as you require.
Note that our N scale tie sections are cut from basswood...very delicate!!
N scale dimensions are 5"L x 2.5"W x 2.75"T with 2.1" underside clearance.
Constructed of quality micro plywood, the resulting structural section is capable of supporting your heaviest models and is easily coloured with either water / solvent based paints or dry pigment powders.
Note that the model shown was "rattle can" spray painted with a Krylon grey ... quick and easy!
Please see our "How To" section for ideas and how to make curves.