I also spent some time designing the bridge. I used Google Sketchup to layout the design based on 1/2 inch square pieces of wood. I'm going to go with poplar as it's strong and easy to paint. The only issue I have right now is how to get the train to turn onto the bridge. I may have to do some tweaking to the design to make it work right.
|Bridge design in Google Sketchup|
So I'm pretty excited about this project. Lisa and I have talked about expanding the display into October so we can have a fall and winter scene. I'm not sure that I can finish the project by October!