Seeing as bridges are a fun and interesting part of any layout, there is a section of my layout where I plan to install a double track/double bridge over a minor canyon and river area. However I was running into an issue finding abutments and a center pier that would suffice in appearance and fit, for the Rohukan double track bridges I will be using. I decided to see what in N-scale might be available and ran across these offerings made by Chooch. While these are specifically for N-scale, their appearance and dimensions will suffice quite well for Z-scale. There will have to be some additional material added to get the heighths correct on the ends, and there was one MAJOR dilemma I ran into. The piers that came as a set, were individually too narrow and did not look real underneath the double track bridge ends. What to do??? Seeing as I would only be using one of the piers, the only option I had was to splice the two together to make one longer unit. Seeing as these are cast resin, cutting them was easily done using my table mounted circular saw with a “multi-material blade”. Clamping each peer down and ensuring it did not move during the cutting process took a little finesse, but it was doable. Measurements taken and cut lines drawn. Here we have the two cut halves needed to make one longer pier. Using CA super glue, I joined the two halves together being careful to ensure the stone lines lined up on both sides. I have a large pail of All Purpose Joint Compound, used for drywall purposes, which I find it to be a tremendous filler from time to time. And it worked perfectly for filling the cut line where the two halves were joined. Before the compound fully set up I ran a stiff bristle brush back and forth in the direction of the rock lines. I was very pleased with the results. Sorry for the extra long posting. Final pics are below in the next installment.