Forum Sponsorsss


Forums General Track and Trestles
  • Topic: Dual Rail Bender

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • August 30, 2019 2:45 PM EDT
      • Fort Wayne, Indiana
         
      • Posts
        186
      • Thanks
        2
      • Thanked
        20

      Dual Rail Bender

      Question... going out on a limb here... but Does anybody have and would be willing to let me either borrow or rent a dual rail bender for code 250 aluminum rail for a few days to a week? I’ll pay to ship it to me and back. Im in Fort Wayne Indiana. I have about 40 feet to bend or so. Or possibly know how to make one that isn’t $300?

       

      Thanks

      Jason

      This post was edited by Jason V. at August 30, 2019 2:47 PM EDT
    • August 30, 2019 4:03 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        5,188
      • Thanks
        1,650
      • Thanked
        1,229

      Before the commercial benders were available, there were YouTube vids on making them, usually single rail benders. Which would go pretty fast on that 40'.

      ____________________________________

      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • August 30, 2019 7:19 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
      • Posts
        922
      • Thanks
        3
      • Thanked
        445

      rail bender

      Jason V. said:

      Question... going out on a limb here... but Does anybody have and would be willing to let me either borrow or rent a dual rail bender for code 250 aluminum rail for a few days to a week? I’ll pay to ship it to me and back. Im in Fort Wayne Indiana. I have about 40 feet to bend or so. Or possibly know how to make one that isn’t $300?

       

      Thanks

      Jason

      unless you are hand spiking to wood ties I see no reason for a bender I laid 500 ft + of 332 brass rail without a bender without any problems, but if you are hand spiking that might be another subject that rail is very flimsy   

       

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at August 30, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
    • August 30, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
      • Fort Wayne, Indiana
         
      • Posts
        186
      • Thanks
        2
      • Thanked
        20

      Bill, No hand spiked. it’s Llagas Creek pre-assembled rail on ties. Okay. I wasn’t sure if it would kink instead of bend to the curve I want. Any suggestions?

       

      Thanks

      Jason

    • August 30, 2019 10:28 PM EDT
      • Saint Helena, CALIFORNIA
         
      • Posts
        401
      • Thanks
        27
      • Thanked
        85

      Jason - You may want to peruse the belly bend rail techniques.  This will probably work well especially since the rail is aluminium.  But be careful since it does bend rather easily and is prone to kinking.

    • August 31, 2019 7:06 AM EDT
      • Eastern Massachusetts
         
      • Posts
        1,155
      • Thanks
        7
      • Thanked
        99

      I believe Trainli.com rents one, or at least they used to.

Forums General Track and Trestles

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google