Just because I'm building a small simple shelf layout doesn't mean I have to abandon my love for rugged mountain scenery and bridges. Part of the reason for adding the upper level "dummy" track is to open up scenic possibilities.
Today I cut out the "gorge" that will contain a small river scene and allow me to add the scenic interest of the tracks crossing it on two bridges. The lower level track will cross on a Warren truss bridge and the higher one will cross on a wooden trestle.
Again, this is a question of using stuff I have on hand. I modified the Kato truss bridge long ago to accept ME code 55 bridge track and I had already started building the trestle bents for the other layout using my "poor mans" construction technique.
May the work of the incomparable John Allen
"The Wizard of Monterey" continue to live on in our hearts and minds and inspire us all!
Check out the "San Miguel RR" here