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

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, assembled by traditional solid riveting.

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 more information, please contact us at

Updated on 5th February 2024

05 February 2024

GME news

The first GME bridge to be sold (a PL24) was sold by Winona Garden Railway of Guelph, Ontario, in November 2009, and since then they have travelled around the world, mostly to the USA, but also to Türkiye, the Czech Republic, the UK, Anguilla, and Tasmania. Numbers have been small, but they have found a niche with many people who like hand built structures with real rivets. Some have been specials designed to the customer's requirements, and many others have been modified standard designs. In fact, shipping a standard bridge has been a rare event.

After fourteen years and hundreds of thousands of rivets, a few complete bridges - all specials in various ways - are still available. At the moment there are:

- One 0/S scale 24" operating bascule bridge

- One PL24 medium width plate girder bridge

- One TR 42 deck truss with timber deck, 45 mm gauge track, and handrails.

We are still pleased to answer general bridge questions and will supply outline drawings of the GME bridges for people who may find them helpful with their own designs.

1 comment:

Jaywalking Tours said...

Hi there. I was researching "The Footbridge" that crosses the Grand River off the West River Raod and google maps indicates that you live in Riverside School. sorry to bother you but I once lived there, before the flood of 1974.
Jay :)