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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2018 05:40 pm
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" What about this one, not that crazy but I had never seen this construction form before "



Hi Alwin :wave:



I dunno. L:

It looks pretty CRAZY to me ! :Crazy:



I've not seen that exact construction before either. :us:

It kinda looks like 1/2 'cable-stay' ...

...& 1/2 (upside-down) 'suspension-bridge' ... with the DECK on TOP !



Well I never !!  :P



It's got LOADS of 'triangles' so probably stayed up OK ...

... until they DYNAMITED ! it. :f:



:brill:



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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2018 03:33 pm
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They just drew Cremona's plan ( the newest in statics' calculation then )

and made a Fink truss out of it.

Appomattox High Bridge is another example of this German's technique.





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Wow, those are all cool bridges! Very interesting stuff!



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 Posted: Tue Jan 15th, 2019 06:58 pm
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The 'Bailey Bridge' ...  :Salute:  YYEESSIIRR !!




I remember somehow Pops going on about the 'Bailey Bridge' & how clever its design was ...  :brill:
... also somehow recalling my 'Airfix' HO scale Pontoon Bridge kit of yesteryear.  :old dude:





Designed to replace blown-up bridges for the most part, circa WWII design, I believe.

Don't 'quote' me though ! ... This aint a history lesson !!  :P


Had to be simple, portable, strong etc. ... Plus quick & easy to assemble.

The Army probably had specially selected crack-troops, who were good at 'Meccano' sets to do this.  ;)


Pops was in wireless-comms, so never turned a rusty bolt on a 'Bailey Bridge' ... just a rusty dial on a radio !


If it was good for whatever reasons, it might be good for a rinky-dink mining/logging railroad as well ?  L:


" OK ... Right Lads ! ... GET MECCANOING !! "  :Salute:



:brill:



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 Posted: Tue Jan 15th, 2019 08:06 pm
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Okay Si

you're gonna hate me for this:





You can find them on eBay. 

A little expensive starting around $30 plus postage.




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 Posted: Fri Jan 18th, 2019 09:55 pm
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" Okay Si you're gonna hate me for this "



Hi Michael  :wave:



CORRECT !  :f:



For some insane reason  :Crazy:  I hadn't even thought of searching for a 1:35 model of one !

But YES ! the 'Bronco' model does look interesting.  L:

A double-decker Bailey Bridge version is available as well, Better value ? with more sprues I suppose ??





Tempting & a great possibility for adapting its girders in other scales, as well as 1:35  :!:

The bridge components could easily work for On30 and perhaps Gn15 bridge BASHers.  :)



What do you think Michael ? ... I know you're tempted !!  ;)



:pimp:



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 Posted: Sat Jan 19th, 2019 09:12 am
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If you want to see the content of the kit:

https://www.super-hobby.nl/products/Bailey-Type-Double-Double-M1-Panel-Bridge.html


It looks a bit like this bridge which is build after WW2 cause the original concrete bridge was destroyed.

The temporary replacement bridge is still there...

Ehzerbrug


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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2019 02:42 pm
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Hi Alwin  :wave:



Nice Bailey Bridge you found.  :thumb:
Not just a 5-min temporary bridge ... But built TO LAST so it seems !  :old dude:



There are quite a lot of Bailey Bridge related pictures on Google Images . . .



" Well chaps ... The Top Brass at H.Q. will think this is a rather spiffy bridge if I'm not entirely mistaken "  :Salute:





D.C.Bailey lets his pipe momentarily go out, as he curses 'Meccano' for never including enough L-brackets !  ;)



Another dam    Canadian construction project !  :shocked:





Musta dam well run the Local Hobby Store right outta L-brackets for than one !  :P




Not so much Bailey Bridge ... as Bailey Bloomin' BIG !!  :brill:



I never liked 'Meccano' much anyway ... Except for the gear-wheels of course !  :bg:



:cool:



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Si

Imagine walking into your LHS and ordering up a 100 kits to get started! on a project like that,

think I will stick to smaller? steel bridges myself.




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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2019 04:46 pm
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" Imagine walking into your LHS and ordering up a 100 kits to get started! on a project like that "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



I think I'd need a small team of Elves as well ...

... all heavily armed ... with those tiny little Meccano spanners !  :Salute:





A vintage bridge laying illustration, from Google Images, titled ... 'Before The Bailey Bridge'.



:)



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