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Building examples of DS Bridges


DS # 35 -- Bridge

By Jan van der Werff

Jan is very enthusiastic about Anchor metal, especially the metal parts which came with the DS (introduced in 1910) sets. When he learned about the existence of some designs for the largest of the planned, but not issued, sets, he just had to build one. His family agreed that this bridge is one of his finest building.

picture1 DS #35 bridge

Bridges like this one are quite long. This one is about 7 feet long. As usual, Jan has beautifully decorated the finished building, including adding figures, etc.

picture1 DS #35 bridge

Another view of this beautiful bridge.

picture2 DS #35 bridge

In addition to this black-and-white picture, the plans included the hand-drawn layer plans in color. So, the colors in the building shown above are correct.

picture1 DS #35 bridge

Close up view of the DS35 bridge.

picture4 DS #35 bridge

picture5 DS #35 bridge

The two end towers are very nice. Note the DS roofs on each wing of the bridge towers.

Another example of a DS bridge, built by Fred Hartjes

picture5 DS bridge

The bridge sections consist of the following parts.
DS upper arch bridge
DS lower arch bridge
part number
quantity
part number
quantity
114
2
114
2
185
2
187
2
186
2
188
2
191
2
189
2
192
1
190
2
193
2
194
1
. .
195
2

DS bridge building examples using Nickel plated metal parts. Built by Jan Schouten. Click on a picture to get a full size image

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Page updated on 17 Jan 2010
by Martin van Beuzekom