Deck Girder Bridge and Catwalk
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After eight years in this hobby I
can safely say that when it comes to a new product, unless it is a
new locomotive or freight car, not too much gets me excited.
Finally, someone has brought out a
modern bridge to go with all of the modern Diesels and rolling stock
that Aristo Craft and USA trains have started to put on the market.
manufacturer in the Large Scale arena just came out with one
of the most exciting things that I have seen in some time.
Metal Models, Inc. of Sykesville, MD has introduced a 24-inch
Deck Girder Bridge & Catwalk. Before I get into all of the
technical aspects of this product, I want to give you my
personal view of this product.
I have known Steve Gugel the
designer and manufacturer of this product on a casual basis where we
would cross paths about every three or four years over the last
eight. Last year Steve started trying to get me to stop by his home
and layout in Sykesville, MD. I was busy with a project that was
keeping me in New Jersey most of each week and then I got back in
the office just in time to get involved with one in the Metro
Washington, DC, area. Between the two I never seem to have the time
to visit Steve.
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I have worked for the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering
Command, for the last 15+ years.I am currently the Show Manager for
the East Coast Large Scale Train Show.
I guess my love affair with trains started when I was three or
four, steam was king then. I got a Lionel set when I was five, and
have been hooked since. I Moved from 027 in the mid 1950's to HO and
then to N in 1968. I got into Large Scale around 1993; my wife
bought our first large scale set as a joke and is now hooked as much
as I am. Sue and I have been married 30+ years.