I don't know of the plans, but I scratch built a couple replica bridges
based on downloaded photographs and engineering stats. I then had to make
my own drawings based on the measurements I took from the photos. I was
also able to enlarge the photographs, to a 1:160 scale - full size Nscale,
to work with as well. The resultant bridges are not the ones in the
photographs, but they do look very life like and realistic.
Small details which I am still working on, like having a 'work crew'
sandblasting the old orange paint and rust off, to put a new green coat on,
really bring it to life.
Don't know any online sources (there are some, and others can tell you
about them), but I do know one excellent print source: _Mainline
Modeler_ magazine. If you can somehow get ahold of some back issues,
you'll find a treasure trove of excellent plans for every conceivable
type of structure, including bridges, trestles, water towers, stations,
coaling towers, you name it.
The only reason corrupt Republicans rule the roost in Washington
is because the corrupt Democrats can't muster any viable opposition.
Back in 1980, my wife spent $5.00 (a huge sum at the time for us) to
buy me a little Kalmbach book called "Bridges & Buildings for model
railroads," edited by Willard V. Anderson and the moel railroader
staff. It was the 7th printing of a book first published in 1965.
I have no idea if it is still published but it has been a great
resource on bridges and rail-side structures.
"Never judge a man until you've walked
a mile in his shoes. That way, you'll
be a mile away and you'll have his shoes."
Unfortunately I don't. I'm sure that there are numerous drawings for
structures and equipment for the roads you mentioned though. Best bet would
be to check out the net for the historical and preservation sites concerning
these railroads. With a little luck and some surfing you may find a few
drawings on line but should at least be able track down a source where you
can get your plans. If you do find any let us know. Bruce
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