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Road Crash Barriers
« on: April 13, 2020, 06:59:45 AM »
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A long time ago I remember seeing somewhere how to model the metal road crash barriers out of styrene. I have tried many different searches to find the article, but to no avail. Does anyone know of the article? I believe it could be done by using 2 pieces of styrene rod glued together. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 10:34:55 AM »
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Not sure about an article, but I used corrugated styrene.  One sheet will go a long long way. 


https://i.imgur.com/PXYmWYI.jpg


Another option is 3D printing.  I could make a few sets of these with the 3 groove ends if anyone is interested.


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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 12:04:32 PM »
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 02:11:59 PM »
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Someone (Gold Medal Models maybe?) makes them in stainless steel as photoetch.  Friend installed some on his layout.
But  that was years ago. Nowadays 3D pritning will likely yield good results (if somoene does print them in 3D).
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 05:40:11 PM »
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Can you bend them if they are 3D printed?  For a curved road, it seems that bendable guards are needed.  The Gold Metal Models etched version can easily be bent.  EBay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Medal-Models-160-39-Highway-Guard-Rails-and-Reflectors-N-Scale/113988456862?epid=711054090&hash=item1a8a3dd19e:g:kh8AAOSwHLFeHxgE

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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 07:32:53 PM »
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2020, 07:42:02 PM »
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https://i.imgur.com/TWH1tWG.jpg
Are those printed on the photon or the filament printer?
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 12:23:03 AM »
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I have the GMM parts, and they look nice.  But the only ones I have installed, about two inches, was made from Plastruct "corrugated sheet", which looks like it's vacuum-formed.  It works for corrugated roofing, but the piece I have is oversized for N scale.  A strip works very well for guardrail, though, and they do (did?) make different spacings.
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 05:24:01 AM »
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Great modelling guys!
I think I will try the styrene rods trick with a little bit of filler between the rods.
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 09:39:02 PM »
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Sorry I'm a little late to the post.
I've had some success in using Evergreen or Plastruct 1/16 channel for the rail and 1/16 I beam or 1/16 H column for the posts. Round tooth picks, sanded down have worked for wooden posts The channel can be bent, with care, for even sharp turns.
I'll have to contact Mark W. to see about his, which appear to be 3D printed.
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 07:34:51 AM »
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https://i.imgur.com/TWH1tWG.jpg

@Mark W , Impressive!  Is that the flexible print material or just the straight Anycubic gray?


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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 10:43:11 AM »
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Plain ol' Anycubic Gray.
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 04:42:39 PM »
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Anycubic Photon resin is so much more robust than Shapeways FUD/FXD resin (or whatever they call it now).
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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 09:17:11 PM »
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Anycubic Photon resin is so much more robust than Shapeways FUD/FXD resin (or whatever they call it now).

Fud fcould do that too.

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Re: Road Crash Barriers
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 09:29:27 PM »
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Fud fcould do that too.

If you say so.
In my limited experience I found FUD/FXD fairly brittle.
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