KEY PUBLISHING and PJM Models have released their second kit – a ‘OO’ gauge laser-cut model of the GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ which once crossed the West Coast Main Line at Rugby. The kits are available to order online now through the Key Model World Shop.
This CAD-designed laser-cut plywood and MDF kit was originally designed for Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks 2 layout in 2022 (HM182) as a scenic break across the Rugby end of the layout, but is now being made available exclusively through the Key Model World Shop with brand-new parts.
Above: Look out for a full build feature in HM193.
The bridge will be available in two forms – bridge only without support walls and as a combined bridge and walls kit. All components are laser-cut and each kit comes with instructions.
The total size of the bridge is 435mm x 140mm. The total height is 83mm while the minimum height inside the bridge frame allows for a double track main line to be installed with either code 75 or code 100 track.
The bridge support walls are cut from 4mm thick MDF and feature laser-engraved brick details. They have been created over-length allowing the bridge to be set square or skewed depending upon the layout design.
Above: New to the Key Model World Shop is PJM Models’ laser-cut GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ which is ideal as a scenic break.
Prices for the GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ kits start at £64.99 for the bridge only and rise to £79.99 inclusive of a pair of support walls with full brick detail. Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid superglue is a suitable adhesive for assembly and builders will also need to supply paint to finish the structure.