Urban Construct has new access ramps for their “flyover” terrain

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 26th, 2012
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Urban Construct has made new access ramps that are compatible with their “flyover” terrain bridge piece.

From the release:

Urbanconstruct are pleased to present their new resin 25/28mm ramps that are designed to fit in with their ‘Flyover’ raised roadway series of models. The self supporting ramp comes with a solid electrical sub-station/plantroom under (see yellow louvred door and extract fan in the photo). The ‘flyover’ range includes central reservations and crash barriers, four-column supports, ‘T’ column supports, straight roads with parapets and ruined road sections. Slip roads will be added and a limited number available at Colours 2012.

The individual access ramp, to reach the flyover , bridge or ‘freeway’ is only £15 for a length of 290mm and has walls either side which are 20mm high, superbly suited to rest weapons on! Alternative column sets are available. The four column set £4.50 can be used as a pair to support a bridge £7 over, for example a motorway or river or just as a cross-over support in the built environment. The single ‘T’ support £3.50 has a separate base so that the models can be detached and stored or transported flat. The trucks £5, BTR80 and ruined scientific building £66 are also available on our website.

Double width versions to suit landraiders etc…are available to order. Please contact us via the website.

As with all our models these have highly textured surfaces. The road surface is gritty and this helps dry-brushing and with stopping figures sliding down. No bluetac has been used in these photos! The wall surfaces represent rough cast concrete. In some places the surface has spoiled away to expose the aggregate and reinforcing bars. We’re not sure of the cause but perhaps the nuclear explosion 20km away or local HE gunfire had something to do with this.

As with our other buildings and sewers, this series of models is manufactured to a modular format. The advantage of our modular approach is that you have flexibility in how you lay them out or re-use them for alternative scenarios.

The flyover was very popular at Salute. We will only be bringing a limited number of ramps and slip roads. To avoid disappointment we will be taking pre-orders for Colours 2012 from now until Wednesday 29th August.

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  • jmw23

    “Slip roads will be added and a limited number available at Colours 2012.”

    OK, I’ll bite. What are slip roads?

  • evernevermore (John)

    Slip roads are the access ramps on a cloverleaf interchange

    • thanks for your comment, it was good of you to help. The slip roads combine two three flyover models, one of which can be a ramp onto the straight run. So, as you say, you can form an exit or on ramp.
      cheers,
      Dave

  • jmw23

    That sounds interesting. I think I’ll hold off on my order until the slip roads are available to take a look at.

    • Jonathan,
      I’ve sent you an e-mail with a few additional photos of the slip road and a few of the planned ideas, Let me know if there’s anything else.
      Dave