French bailey bridge

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Didier Molard
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French bailey bridge

Post by Didier Molard » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:29 pm

Hello all.
I apologize for the grammar of my english, i will use a corrector to ensure everything is ok.. but some errors may go through. :oops:
Having bought a kit some months ago, i started the built of it some days ago, thanks to holidays.
After a day work with a friend ( it's easier being 2 when it comes to bolt the component of the ramps !) a good part of the assembly is done, thanks to the good fititng of parts
anyway, still some job to be done to fully assemble it before disassembling and priming
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first base panels
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build of the day
regards

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Re: French bailey bridge

Post by Didier Molard » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 am

hello. sorry for time between posts,
Some progress in the building, quite all elements fitted together now (was 2 weeks ago)
As said in other posts some adjustement needed with transom shoes (hole adjustement) to fit fixation holes in transom
same for all parts receiving the EN 120 pin using a step drill.
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assembly of bridge elements is now smooth, with no gap

next is to disassemble everythng, remove light rust on elements, apply etch primer and paint.
double single for assembly check
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full single - need to create a support for the bearing plate so ramps can lay in correct position
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Re: French bailey bridge

Post by Didier Molard » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:08 pm

Some news, i apologize again fo the slow rate of the build.

since last post, i've ordered /added a 3d section to the bridge, as with 2 sections the bridge is just long enough for a tank to be entirely on it (as for example a comet has a 1.1m long hull.)
so a little more screws and nuts to assemble.

I do not know if someone has build a "double double " or even bigger bridge, but fitting all 3 sections above each other looks awesome
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Something not visible here is that i made the sections with screw head always looking "outside " the assembly, so you never see directly the nuts
Also planned are some 3d printed parts to keep all the wooden riband in right place with the right distance between them.
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