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    • January 13, 2018 8:57 PM EST
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Interesting ...... three different folks with extensive experience presenting three different "right" ways to design a stair case.

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    • January 13, 2018 9:28 PM EST
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      Obviously the easiest way is to cut them out on a laser cutter.  They could be cut from a single piece of sheet wood or acrylic, or as the separate notched uprights with inset rungs, which would require far less material because of waste material on the single sheet.

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at January 13, 2018 9:40 PM EST
    • January 13, 2018 11:05 PM EST

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      Here's some stairs I built for an oil storage facility.

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    • January 13, 2018 11:36 PM EST
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      Bob Cope said:

      Interesting ...... three different folks with extensive experience presenting three different "right" ways to design a stair case.

      Bob, you can have 3 different formulas that are only acceptable with limitations and end up with similar outcomes. It's just a matter of how you wish to define it.
      Going by the 2 x rise + going = 25" rule or the rise + going =16" rule or the rise + going = 17" rule without limitations could result in a path with many tripping points or a wall with tiny ledges both of which would be unsafe.

      As long as no one breaks their neck it doesn't really matter.

      This post was edited by Paradise at January 14, 2018 1:52 PM EST
    • January 15, 2018 3:27 PM EST
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      Couple ladders made with square material and brass pins.

       

    • January 15, 2018 3:55 PM EST
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      John Bouck said:

      Couple ladders made with square material and brass pins.

       

      Sharing via Facebook seems to be working fine for you John. I assume that picture is set for Public on FB.

       

      So, how do you round over the ends of tho pins so nice?

       

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    • January 15, 2018 4:20 PM EST
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      Yep, using FB.

      The other side that you can't see isn't rounded.    

    • July 1, 2018 3:11 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:   I have used plastruct they have a complete line of allsorts of building materials in several scales, Bill 

         My search on the internet has come up shockingly unproductive in finding models for me to copy for stairs and ladders for my mining district for this year's challenge. I'm really surprised, but I just couldn't find much. Does anyone have any ideas......specifically pictures of course....for appropriate stairs and ladders?

       

         Oh yes, I did find many complicated examples:

       

                             

       

       

         But I am looking for something less complicated, less time-consuming, more appropriate to a mine, and, most significantly, more within my skill level.

       

         Thanks in advance.

       

       

       

    • July 1, 2018 3:18 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:

         My search on the internet has come up shockingly unproductive in finding models for me to copy for stairs and ladders for my mining district for this year's challenge. I'm really surprised, but I just couldn't find much. Does anyone have any ideas......specifically pictures of course....for appropriate stairs and ladders?

       

         Oh yes, I did find many complicated examples:

       

                             

       

       

         But I am looking for something less complicated, less time-consuming, more appropriate to a mine, and, most significantly, more within my skill level.

       

         Thanks in advance.

       Try Plastruct, hundreds of building shapes and styles several different scales, I have used a lot of their stufftank stairs

       

       

    • July 1, 2018 3:18 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:

         My search on the internet has come up shockingly unproductive in finding models for me to copy for stairs and ladders for my mining district for this year's challenge. I'm really surprised, but I just couldn't find much. Does anyone have any ideas......specifically pictures of course....for appropriate stairs and ladders?

       

         Oh yes, I did find many complicated examples:

       

                             

       

       

         But I am looking for something less complicated, less time-consuming, more appropriate to a mine, and, most significantly, more within my skill level.

       

         Thanks in advance.

       

       

       

    • July 1, 2018 9:00 PM EDT
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      Plastruct makes them in 1/24th

    • July 2, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Plastruct makes them in 1/24th

      And don't worry too much if you're modeling in 1:20 - they still look pretty good.

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    • July 2, 2018 2:15 PM EDT
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      A relatively easy way to do stairs is to take 1/2" angled aluminum ("L") and cut sections to the desired width of the stairway.  Glue these side-by-side (point up) to a piece of brass or ... and tip the assembly to 45% for the steps.  Drill holes at the top and bottom of the brass (or ...) for the hand rails and bend wire (45% at bottom and 135% at top) for these purposes.

       

      Only works for a 1:1 rise/run unless you "shave" one side of the aluminum strips.

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at July 2, 2018 2:19 PM EDT
    • July 3, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

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      Bruce Chandler said:

      And don't worry too much if you're modeling in 1:20 - they still look pretty good.

       

      Bruce, are those fire escapes from Plastruct too, or just the ladder/stairs?

       

       

    • July 3, 2018 7:34 AM EDT
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      Ray Dunakin said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      And don't worry too much if you're modeling in 1:20 - they still look pretty good.

      Bruce, are those fire escapes from Plastruct too, or just the ladder/stairs?

      Ray, the fire escapes were made from brass and PARTS from Plastruct (gratings, railings),  they don't sell fire escapes per se.   More here.

       

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