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BigLars
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  8:25:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 09/15/2012 4:04:18 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  8:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,
I want to build this bridge in on3. It is the only Bridge on the Palmetto Brick Company RR.
Anyone know of an I beam material I can buy that is 1/2 high? Maybe a part from a bridge in a smaller scale? The Brige will be around a foot long.
Larry


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http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 09/11/2012 8:29:39 PM

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Rick
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  8:37:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe this: http://www.plastruct.com/Pages/OnlineProductDetail.lasso?-op='eq'&CCode=B-16

They have many other sizes too.


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BigLars
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  9:04:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes that does help Rick.
Found them on ebay and placed an order for those big beams and the upper beams. I bought enough for two bridges so when I mess up the first build I can start again.


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Edited by - BigLars on 09/11/2012 9:35:48 PM

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George D
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  9:34:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,

A Google search got me this, http://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=20&page=1

I don't know anything about the company.

George



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  9:55:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Larry,

A Google search got me this, http://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=20&page=1

I don't know anything about the company.

George



Thanks George!



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jimdad1
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  9:59:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see I'm a little late to the party but for a similar project I did, I cut square brass tube in two lengthwise and then soldered the two halves back-to-back. I made 4 I beams that way.


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Rick
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  10:02:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evergreen is another source: http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Shapes.htm#I-Beamshttp://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Shapes.htm#I-Beams

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NE Brownstone
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  10:26:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit NE Brownstone's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Plastruct's beams are chunky. Evergreen has a truer cross-section


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UKGuy
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  10:46:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'd cut a 12" long strip of styrene to the scale height required then glue scale 1x1 top and bottom either side to create your own I beams. Probably only take 30 mins for both beamss. Paint and rust, job done.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 09/11/2012 10:47:34 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  02:13:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a very interesting bridge. What I really find fascinating is that the ties are also I beams? Am I seeing that correctly? I beam ties on larger I beams, supported by wood posts and beams. Interesting!

Mark

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shortliner
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  05:28:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here nin UK we used to have curtain rails made if a brass I beam shape that were very useful for other (model railway) purposes, although where you would find them now I have no idea

EDIT - I just found this link http://www.tracksandpoles.com/track_comp_ibeam.shtml



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  07:03:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

That's a very interesting bridge. What I really find fascinating is that the ties are also I beams? Am I seeing that correctly? I beam ties on larger I beams, supported by wood posts and beams. Interesting!




Mark,
You are correct there are more pictures of the bridge in this post mostly page 1 and 11. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37360
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?

TOPIC_ID=37360


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http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 09/12/2012 07:12:14 AM

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  07:06:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the great suggestions! I knew I would get lot's of great advice.
Please keep your input coming.
Larry


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mabloodhound
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  10:04:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, that was a good link. I never would have looked through that website (extensive) for those shapes.
Wonder if they stock those items or drop ship?


Dave Mason
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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  11:14:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat website link, George... I looked through it and found several things we don't normally see, including these raised letters for making signs on buildings, etc:

http://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=313

Al Carter



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