The HO, brass, single track, St. Paul Lift Bridge was built for American Scale Models by the former Cheyenne Models Company, manufacturers of most of the bridge and structure models done by Overland. The project was on the drawing board at Overland when the Cheyenne venture abruptly closed. American Scale Models purchased the data package from Tom Marsh, founder of Overland and Cheyenne Models.
• Wadell & Harrington Design
• Built by American Bridge Co. 1913
• Railroads: CGW/CNW/UP
The overall dimensions of the bridge are 48" long x 5" wide x 19-1/2" to the top of tower wheels. The middle span section is 26-1/2 long.
Also available are optional approach span sections with piers per prototype.
While the lifting section can be raised and lowered by hand and is counter-weighted and cabled per prototype, the decision was made to keep the scale and prototype look of the model vs. altering the design to accommodate repetitive raising and lowering of the span. Therefore, this model is not suitable for constant raising and lowering, such as a "duck-under" feature on a layout.
An illustrated instruction pamphlet is included with each model. Each model comes mounted to a finished wood display base and is removable from same.
The total production of the St. Paul Lift Bridge was 25 units. At this writing, nine units remain available.
Domestic shipping $295 (with refunds to be given where appropriate for shipping overcharges). International shipping will be sent on a separate Paypal invoice.