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Spiral staircases

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:42 pm

To go with my cafe chairs and tables, I have designed a spiral staircase in various scales including 1/24. 3D printed, Not cheap as there is a lot of unusable empty space. Based on one in the Victorian market building I am based in. I had been planning to tackle it but only just tried out the spiral tool in my CAD program.
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I am now thinking I can design some more interesting bits on my models, such as twirly stanchions on bridge handrails . The extra detail won't add any cost, but will add extra value.
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Postby Nevadablue » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:27 pm

That's a nice looking staircase Simon. :D
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:13 am

Thanks for the comment.
I pass the real one when I go to work each day. It is not an exact copy, but captures most of it. It was a challenge I wanted to complete, and now I can do other interesting building items.
One odd thing about these stairs is that there are 14 steps. Most I have seen modeled only have 12.
I have ordered one of the (cheaper) 1/35th scale versions , so if that is OK I think the others should be.
It isn't cheap, would probably be about £30. I am thinking of upping it to 1/12th scale, as I did have one of the metal kits, but found it very difficult to assemble the handrail properly. I checked price of the Hobbies kit and it is about £50, so I should hopefully be able to get something similar 3d printed for around the same amount.
Simon Dawson
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Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:31 am

That's interesting about the number of steps. We have a spiral staircase in one of our cabins. I'll try to remember to count the steps when I get up there.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:30 am

Nice work Simon 8)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:04 pm

almost drove me bonkers designing it, until I realised I should keep it simple, step(literally) by step.
Simon Dawson
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Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
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