I have used many of the Atlas HO deck truss bridges but rarely have I used the thru truss design. Just today at my LHS, I encountered what must be their latest revision and I will say I was quite pleasantly surprised.
Atlas has now included a rather nicely done new bridge deck molded in a deep brown wood color. They now offer this deck with a choice of either Code 83 or Code 100 rail (Caution: as these come in entirely separate marked boxes.)
Atlas looses Brownie points for not leaving open voids between each bridge tie on this new offering. I certainly would have enjoyed having the “see through” possibilities that could have been present here. (If only . . . . )
Contents of Box:
Two Truss Moldings
One Deck Molding
Eight Gusset Plates
Two pieces of rail (Either Code 83 or Code 100) (Note: Code selection is marked on outside of box.)
No, not at all. That is just reflected light in the photo.
The ties are molded in a wood grain texture but the “voids” are not, (they are just smooth plastic) so the voids are more light reflective than are the rougher ties.
There’s something about tank cars I really like. And for once, I think I prefer the modern Rolling Stock to the older tanks. They just look so neat, clean, and sleek. They also make me want to head to the drive-in and get a footlong hot dog.
Now if only somebody will do a modern tank car in heritage Texaco livery?
Then, now that you mention it, I don’t think it was Texaco. I think it was Union 76. Anyway it’s a dark almost purplish blue, with orange.
Jim has not yet archived Railroad Modeling of the old site so I can’t pull up my reviews to reference them. Maybe I’ve got it saved on my computer somewhere? Or, novel idea, go down in my stash and look at it! LOL. The tank cars of the twenties and thirties and forties are my favorites. Even though they’re not very colorful I’m a fan of Deep Rock and Gramps.