Cisco Bridge for N scale

Dogwood Jun 1, 2020

  1. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    Does anyone know a manufacturer? Best as a brass model. I'm planning a new layout on the Fraser River theme.

    Greetings
     
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  2. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry, no input. The last N-scale bridges I did were from cardstock. I don't mean to harp but I am a bit of a cardstock nut due to the flexibility it has given me. ;)
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't think it exists in any scale. If anything, you've have to draw it up and send it to a photo etcher. Alternatively, you could see if these are available, for a cool $2 grand US, and you'd still have to modifiy it, as Canyon Diablo is different than Cisco. https://www.traincat2.com/d_cantileveredtruss.htm

    For the benefit of the class, this is the bridge in question:
    https://flic.kr/p/2hrNxbz
     
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  4. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    We have been to the Fraser so often. Now you want to have the Cisco Bridge as a model. TrainCat.com has beautiful brass models. Maybe I can ask if they would make this bridge. Kitbashing is the other option. But I couldn't build that bridge.
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    The only brass bridge I've seen advertised in N Scale are BLMA's (now Atlas) Items 2002 (Black & Silver) and 2003 (Black) @ $289 to $325 Ea. It's modeled after a UP prototype that spans the Mojave River in southern CA. The model is 15" Long and must be quite something to behold.

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  6. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like TrainCat has been shut down for a while: From the home page: "Due to the passing of my wife, TrainCat remains in hiatus."

    Too bad. I was thinking about their auto-ramp and tank car facilities.
     
  7. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    The Central Valley bridges are a good base:
    https://www.cvmw.com/nscale.htm
    I have converted several kits from it. Maybe you could make a completely new construction out of these kits?
     
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    bremner Staff Member

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    It's been about 5 years, I don't think that he is going to return.
     
  9. Dogwood

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    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks a lot. I knew the thread and also his YouTube clips. Indeed, it's great. I know the original from many visits to BC Canada.
     
  12. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    I want to bring up the old topic again. Does anyone have any ideas on the subject? My benchwork is in progress.
     
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