313 bascule bridge

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313 bascule bridge
Posted by EKW on Friday, June 3, 2022 3:31 PM

Looking for ideas or replacement rails for the 313 Bascule bridge. Have 2 nice bridges that are missing all the rails. Already looked at O and O-27 rails. They are to tall and unless I do a tremendous amount of cutting and modification they will not work.

I would appreciate any idea's

Thank you.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, June 5, 2022 10:16 PM

Without one in front of me... my best guess is that you'll have to modify some sort of rail heavily to replace the missing ones. It looks like the originals are "U" shaped- so that would also potentially create a barrier to using normal tubular track. The closest thing I can think of is the rails for an RCS or OCS, but they certainly wouldn't be long enough. You might be able to make some new rails with sheet metal and a bender, if you had one, otherwise you really do seem stuck with buring some kind of rail and trying to find a way to make it work. I wonder if GarGraves rails could be modified at all to work?


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Posted by BigAl 956 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:45 AM

Have you tried a parts dealer like The Train Tender? Here is a link to a thread that has a list of parts. Armed with the part numbers you should be able to do a cursary web search or contact a veteran parts souce.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:13 PM

How close are Fastrack rails?  They are a 'U' shape.

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