As Sword gets ready to announce the colors available for the Bridge Beam Trailer set, here are some pics that were used to manufacture the trailer set. These were from a trip to West Virginia with my dad. Prestress Services were hauling about six beams to a job site and we met up with them when they had a day of parking on the side of the highway.
I still remember the cars and trucks rushing past as we took over 350 photos of the rigs - which was needed for the design team. I know I was not cut out to be a highway construction worker. Some of the shots required me to dart out into the highway, take the shot and dart back before getting run over. Not something to be tried at home!
|Shot from a bridge above the trailers.|
|A long shot from the bridge. Impressive lineup!|
|Crawling down under the beam looking forward. The sign in the corner shows our location on the highway.|
|Long shot - we had to crawl up a hill next to the highway to get the whole photo.|
|Great photo of the rear dolly system.|
|Additional photo of the rear dolly.|
|Shot from under the front dolly looking backwards.|
|Obviously a large load!|
|One tractor unit was missing from the group - used to move the drivers to a hotel I assume. The checkerboard you see is a measuring device we used to show the length/width to the factory design team.|
|Long shot of the front dolly/jeep configuration.|
It was an awesome experience - one I will not forget soon! I think it was about 90 degrees that day. The scale model of this trailer set will be available in early 2014 - see our part number SW2035 and SW2037 for detailed colors available (coming soon).