Custom and standard bridges for G scale, O scale, and garden railways

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Gnome Miniature Engineering is located in Ontario, Canada, in a place that we acknowledge to be the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River.

GME MODEL RAILWAY BRIDGES are multi-scale working structures for small railways rather than scale models. They are hand built from laser cut, brake formed parts, and assembled by traditional solid riveting. Structures designed to your own requirements are available when standard parts are used.

Standard bridges are built from corrosion resistant materials for year round operation on garden railways. They are ready to use, painted or unpainted, except for the installation of the track. They have been used with track from 16.5mm gauge for 0n30 to 63.5mm for Gauge 3.

GARDEN RAILWAY BRIDGES: plate girders and underslung trusses for G and larger scales.

O and S SCALE BRIDGES: plate girders, through and underslung trusses, bascule bridges.

EDUCATIONAL MODEL TRUSSES: The truss bridges are available as educational models to demonstrate the principles and properties of trusses.

The model number (TR32 etc) indicates the type and length of the bridge deck in inches. For prices, availability, installation drawings and enquiries about custom designs, please contact us at
gme@gnomengineers.com

Updated on 1st January 2020
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15 November 2019

GME news


It's sad to have to note that Scott Stewart, the owner of Bigboyztrainz in Hamilton, Ontario, and an early friend of GME, died recently.  He was well known among the large scale model railway community in Ontario and farther afield, and was always interested in new things.

Scott's remaining stock is now available for sale directly from GME on behalf of Bigboyztrainz. They include a TR24 and TR32 (photo below) configured as underslung spans for G scale. If desired, they can be reconfigured as through trusses for S or 0 scales.


The first GME bridge to be sold (a PL24) was sold by Winona Garden Railway, of Guelph, Ontario, ten years ago, in November 2009, and since then they have travelled around the world, mostly to the USA, but also to Turkey, the Czech Republic, the UK, Anguilla, and Australia. Production quantities have been small, but they seem to have found a niche with people who like the real rivets and the fact that they are built by hand. Some bridges have been complete specials designed to the customer's requirements, and many others have been modified standard designs. In fact, shipping out a standard bridge is a rare event.

After ten years and hundreds of thousands of rivets, it is time to cut back operations, and we won't be taking more big special orders. The last major project in work at the moment, and any new ones will be limited to standard structures until the parts inventory is exhausted. One 0 scale bascule bridge is still available; also some basic plate girders and trusses.

Please continue to visit Credit Valley Railway Company for 0 and S scale bridges. All other enquiries as usual to gme@gnomengineers.com

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