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  • aametalmaster
    started a topic This weeks project, bridge #6

    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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  • aametalmaster
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    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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  • Wild Bill
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    Nice Work aametalmaster

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

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  • aametalmaster
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    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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  • miata2k
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    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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  • aametalmaster
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    Sure i can make angle myself on my brake, but thats way to much work. ...Bob

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  • MAC702
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    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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  • aametalmaster
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    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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  • PAToyota
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    Cool! What are you making them out of? Just rod?

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  • HMW
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    Lot of work, looks cool

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

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

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  • aametalmaster
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    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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  • MAC702
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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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