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  • This weeks project, bridge #6

    For those that don't know, this is what i make in my spare time. This one only had 700 pcs in it ...Bob
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    Originally posted by aametalmaster
    For those that don't know, this is what i make in my spare time. This one only had 700 pcs in it ...Bob
    When you factor the wind loads on those truss bridges, don't forget to do so with a train ON THEM AT THE TIME. More than one truss bridge has been lost that way...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MAC702
      When you factor the wind loads on those truss bridges, don't forget to do so with a train ON THEM AT THE TIME. More than one truss bridge has been lost that way...
      WOW! I forgot about those high powered ceiling fans in South Fla...Bob

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      • #4
        Wow, and I complain about putting toys togeather on Christmas day. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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        • #5
          That's really cool. I always liked the trains running around the ceiling like that.

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          • #6
            Lot of work, looks cool

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            • #7
              Cool! What are you making them out of? Just rod?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PAToyota
                Cool! What are you making them out of? Just rod?
                3/8"x3/8"x.062 wall square tubing i had special made for me...Bob

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                • #9
                  Can you get little I-beams and angles? Or is it all tubing?

                  Most of the real ones I see are angle, LOTS of angle.

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                  • #10
                    Sure i can make angle myself on my brake, but thats way to much work. ...Bob

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                    • #11
                      Custom made Tube?

                      Originally posted by aametalmaster
                      3/8"x3/8"x.062 wall square tubing i had special made for me...Bob
                      I'm pretty new to this, so I have to ask; where do you get square tubing made for you? Did you have to buy a ton of it at first or do you just do down to the local mill and have them run you off a few sticks?

                      Also, it looks like a geat product, I wish I had time to do stuff like that.

                      -Chuck

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by miata2k
                        I'm pretty new to this, so I have to ask; where do you get square tubing made for you? Did you have to buy a ton of it at first or do you just do down to the local mill and have them run you off a few sticks?
                        -Chuck
                        I got in the Thomas Register at work and looked under tubing manufactures, there are a bunch of them in the USA but only a few close to me. I had to buy 5,000 feet of it, not alot but enough to have on hand if the idea didn't fly, or derail in my case ...Bob

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                        • #13
                          Nice Work aametalmaster

                          Thats being real creative. Maybe you can shoot a few more pics.

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                          • #14
                            Here is a link to some more bridges i have made. I am up to about 600 feet now...Bob
                            http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aameta.../ph//my_photos

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