Build our Elevated Railway Structures
Our Elevated Railway Structure products are intended to represent Chicago and New York Elevated system specifications, however they can represent any prototype you choose.
"Chicago style L" kits incorporate open web truss components in 2 and 4 track widths.
"New York style L" kits include solid plate girder components in 2 and 3 track widths. (see product photos for clarity).
"STARTER" kits come with 4 support columns and 2 main end beams - used to start off your Elevated Railway System (approx. 9.5" long).
"EXTENSION" kits come with 2 support columns and 1 main end beam - used to add onto the Starter kit and additonal Extension kits (approx. 9.5" long).
"Flextrack / Deluxe" refers to the detail level of the kit. Flextrack kits accept commercial flextrack of your choice on top of our basic elevated structure and do not include our wood tie strips. Deluxe kits include our wood tie strips, walkways, etc. and are intended for hand-laid rail of your choice. Rail can be spiked to our ties (you just pre-drill the spike holes), or super glued.
(Sorry, flextrack and rail are not included in our kits)
Web Trusses and Girders - Layered Assembly...
Connecting girders to main end beams and additional elevated sections ...
How we make a curve with the "straight" Elevated sections ... pictures are worth 1000's of words. Please contact us with any questions.
Finally, cut out every other tab along one side of our wood tie strips, you will be able to gently introduce a curve into the strip which can be glued and clamped in place on top of the elevated struture. Note that we offer a precut 90 degree curved tie section in a 2 track width (approx. 12" radius).