Help with bridge?

Postby Plumbguy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:05 pm

Anyone know how to build a basic bridge? It's to fit my 1/16th tanks and I'm kind of on a budget, it's my project for the 6 weeks holidays :haha: , thanks in advance.
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Postby ALPHA » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:41 pm

Several details will need attention... first off what kind of bridge... second how long does it have to span... third... how much weight do you want it to hold.... after that finding images through Google will help...as most of the engineering will be done...all you have to do is follow the basic structure....stone bridges are the easiest... trestle the most tedious...especially when dealing with weight ;)

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Postby Tankbear » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:16 pm

The tank man has built several bridges for our club and all awesome.
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Postby Swamprat33 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:20 am

you will need to use an abrasive surface on the bridge deck otherwise the taks may not be able to climb over it.

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Postby Plumbguy » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:22 am

I'll try a stone bridge to carry a HL Tiger I and Tiger II, preferably about 1 meter, with sand paper or some kind of gripping surface for the tanks, I'll hopefully update it as I go along.Thanks for the advise!
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Postby jaw7620 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:30 pm

For the grip on the surface I put sand in the paint

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Postby ALPHA » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:39 pm

Make a WOOD BRIDGE :haha: :haha: :haha:

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Postby greengiant » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:56 am

Build it out of wood, then cover with glued on small stones with fine patching 0r resurfacing concrete as mortar between the stones . That will keep its weight down and also keep it from breaking into pieces if its not on perfectly level ground.
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Postby Plumbguy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 am

Thanks so made out of WOOD :haha: let's see how this goes
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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:40 pm

BURN the WOOD .... hit it with a wire brush...you won't have to worry about grip :haha: :haha:

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Sat May 09, 2015 2:28 pm

Hi
I don't know if this is of any use to anyone. But I built 2 simple bridges for our club out of 1/4inch marine ply with stiffenning battens and then used roofing felt for grip on the bridge deck. Each bridge is basicully made in three parts the two sides and the deck using screw's and epoxy resin glue for assembly. I'm no light weight at 81kg and both bridges will support me standing on them. I only have some pistures of them finnished in my garage but I think from the pictures you can see how simple the construction is.
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The last photograph is of the paint spray I used to give a stone look to the bridges it was from Wilko's and cost £4.95 a tin ( 1 tin just did the large bridge) you spray it on then leave it for 24 hours to dry and then you can over spray it with colour or just give it a spray coat of clear laqure to seal the surface.
Once everything was dry I just stapled a strip of roofing felt to the bridge deck for grip ( also by just stapling it, if the surface wears out it can be removed and a new strip put on).
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Postby Panzerhun » Mon May 11, 2015 2:08 pm

Easy and nice! Thank you.
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Postby Artyfist » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 pm

Your bridge looks great. Can you let me have the sizes of the large bridge?
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Postby hawkeye3guns » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:52 am

Hi
The large bridge is 40 inches long and 14 inches wide
As a note our bridge road deck is 5 inches high at its centre, if I was to build it again I drop that to 4inches to give a gentler curve to the road deck (some of the smaller lighter tanks struggle with the curve)
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Postby Artyfist » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks.
I will put some pictures on when i have made mine.

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Postby Jussek » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:32 am

hi all

i build a bridge for our yard, If you want to take a look at the whole bulding proces here you are the link, on the first page:

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it's fully functional, will be located on a road, with slightly ramps to access it, with running water under it, and the pavement was done with a type of clay that sets in at room temperature (no oven needed).

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we used an internal structure made of wood, and the bridge stands without any problems the 15Kg combined weight of my tiger and KöTi runing over it.

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