Weight Bridge



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • Prepared for lightbulb
  • Walls are not translucent
  • Model is made from recycled high density cardboard
  • Realistic colours
  • Material is colored through and through and does not fade easily
  • Already lightly weathered
  • Parts fit  0.1mm accurate


More information

Background information:
A weighbridge is of all times. In the past, almost every freight yard had a weighbridge. Today they are found mainly on large freight yards and industrial sites.
This weighbridge served until around 1955 in the medium-sized city Waalwijk. Especially before 1940, many wagons with leather products and semi-finished products were transshipped here.
Weighing of the wagons was important to be able to determine the axle load and even to determine the costs of the goods that were to be transported.

Architectural details:
The actual weighbridge consists of an approx 10 meter long track that has been laid over a covered shallow pit. In the shallow pit there is a part of the actual weighing mechanism, which in this case is covered with steel grid plates. The weighing balance is located in the nearby house.
The house is built of half-brick masonry walls, and is also equipped with two large windows on the corners of the building. This gave a good overview of the yard. With a pent roof finished with roofing felt, the building makes a sober effective impression.

Rails on the photo of the weighbridge are not included.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
Building c.a. 30B x 21L x 17H mm., Weight bridge c.a. 20B x 51L x 2H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
Building c.a. 55B x 38L x 31H mm., Weight bridge c.a. 37B x 94L x 4H mm.
Number of compartments for lighting at scale 1:160 (N)
Number of compartments for lighting at scale 1:87 (H0)
Number (kits) per package


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