If anyone owns one (or has knowledge of one) ... is it possible to easily replace the Fastrack with another track system? In my case, I would prefer Atlas O in place of the Fastrack for overall layout consistency.
The rail on the base of the bridge is an integral part of the base...but it’s not just like Fastrack which is grey. It’s brown but the rails are like Fastrack rails. What are the actual Atlas rails like?
I don’t use it with the pedestals, I use it with the bridge rails dropped over the tubular end of Fastrack to tubular adapters.
I have that bridge. At York a year or so back I picked up that bridge because I really liked it but it has fast track on the deck. I stopped at the Lionel and asked them if the fast track could be removed. They said it could not. I am using the bridge as is with the bridge abutments plus I added a girder bridge to each end. Off of them I bought transition pins to go from the fast track to Gar Graves track. Paul
Atlas rails are solid nickel silver (brass colored). Awesome track!. I would not try to replace the Fastrack on this bridge. You can use Atlas to tubular O gauge track adapters. Just remove the Fastrack pins. You will have to offset cut the Atlas track to mate up and align the rail tops.
I see that Atlas now makes a Fastrack transition section so you don't have to do any work.
That's a great lookin bridge.
I also had to remove the cross braces for some engines and cars to get thru needing 7 inches of clearance. I carefully cut the bottom X off the four braces and replaced them. Looks ok and doesn't knock the stack off and tall steamers.
I think the ends were removable on mine. Had to put one on as part of the packaging had to be inside the bridge? I really like it though! May just buy another one!
Yes the ends come off but I wanted some remaining cross brace there for the look of it. There are two braces in the middle also...they are harder to get off and put back, but I managed and it looks good.
When Lionel did a video of the bridge, the question came up about the somewhat low height clearance, but it was sort of brushed off as a non problem.
THANKS for the (seriously) helpful responses.
I think I can use this bridge with some adjustments/modifications for the Atlas track.