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Mig Jersey Barriers
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 03:52 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw reviews the 1/35 Mig Productions Jersey barrier resin set.

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vanize
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 05:03 PM UTC
yeah, i have a question - why are they called "jersey barriers"?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 05:56 PM UTC
If you read the reveiw, you will see that...


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The design for the Jersey barrier was developed at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA, as a means to divide multiple lanes on a highway.



The reason is that each state used their own road barriers since their was no national standard. To tell them apart, they were named for the state that devloped them.

Here's more info on them.

Good review and they look pretty nice. Another great accessory for modern builders.
Mig_Jimenez
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 09:06 PM UTC
In fact, many , many, many years ago, I enjoyed a documental in the spanish television when this concret barrier was developed, and I remeber very well that it was filmed in New Jersey. Thye made many car test against the barriers and was a incredible invent.

But I not expected is that it was called Jersey barrier, which I discover few time ago.

Surely there are now many variations and types made in all countries, but the original is the original!

Thnaks for the review too.

MIG