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A - B - C - D - E
Short or Long / bridge.
Any arrangement you
desire. To create your own
A / B / C / D / sb / D / C / B / A
this design code would make
the trestle pictured bellow.
A = 3" B = 5" C = 7" D = 9" E = 11"
Distance across the bottom
A = 3" B = 3 3/4" C = 4 1/2" D = 5 1/4" E = 6"
Custom Height bents can be made to fit your
requirements up to max of 11"
example 5 3/4" 7 1/4" 9 1/2"
A / B /C / D / D / D / C / B / A
Will Make This Trestle.
A B C D D D C B A
Start by selecting your components.
Total Length of your trestle can be estimated by counting the number of
spaces ( / ) in the design code. Multiply that number by 2.5" then add 2" + 2"
for the ends. Length is only limited by shipping requirements.
A / B / C / D / D / D / C / B / A
/ / / / / / / / = 8 spaces
8 X 2.5" + 2" + 2" = 24 inches long
The ends can be trimmed up to 1 1/4"
for an exact fit to existing opening.
Note: A long bridge adds one space ( / ) to the space count.
A / B / C / D / short bridge / D / C / B / A
A / B / C / D / long / bridge / D / C / B / A
You can design your custom made trestle.
Including "Curved Trestles".
My trestles are based on a modular design which gives
you the ability to mix and match components creating a
trestle exactly right for your requirements.
Let Me Build Your Ultimate Trestle
Use a long flat stick and cardboard cutouts of the different length bents.
Attached the bents with tape at 2 1/2 inch spacing along the stick to help visualize
how your finished trestle will look and fit.
Varies with size and complexity. Expect one to two weeks to complete.
Track Deck (top of trestle where track is attached)
Standard straight track deck is 2 5/8" wide
For information on custom & curved trestles send email to
Please Note: All dimensions are nominal -
Imagine how this magnificent
trestle would look on your
At times a large trestle has to be made in sections.
Here is a picture of a two piece trestle under construction.
The joint method varies with the elements of the trestle.