Model Bridges for the Garden Railway

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Building Materials: Aluminium Sections

As we now need to stock larger quantities of aluminium section we enjoy the benefits of bulk purchasing. Many of the smaller sections are not readily available in small quantities to the model builder without incurring huge carriage costs and minimum purchase limits.
We are able to share the benefits of our bulk purchasing with those model railway builders who wish to attempt their own bridge structures.
Our prices are highly competitive even in comparison to Ebay suppliers. The standard length supplied is 1 metre however we can also supply full lengths of 2.0 metres or 2.5 metres as supplied to us. Carriage charge for 1 metre lengths is a standard amount of £4.50 up to 2kg and £5.85 up to 5kg. For the full lengths carriage will be arranged on an individual parcel basis.
Please email or phone in your order. Payment is by Paypal, cheque or direct bank transfer.

Quality Aluminium

The aluminium we use in our own structures and which we supply here is commonly used in the manufacture of furniture, windows, stair-rails and assorted trim items.
It has an excellent finish although will generally have some random surface grazing. Most important however is that it has a high degree of resistance to corrosion.

T Section 1in x 1in x 1/8th in.

Size: 25.4mm x 25.4mm x 3.18mm

Ideal main beams for garden railway bridges. Linked by cross beams, these T Sections can be used wihout additional structural members up to 1000mm length. For a simple, economical and fairly rigid bridge deck use these beams with a central timber deck.
 

  • Price per metre: £3.93 plus p&p

Angle L Section 3/8in x 3/8in x 1/16th in.

Size: 9.53mm x 9.53mm x 1.59mm

A small equal angle section suitable for diagonal bracing or supporting corners. It can also be used to reinforce the sheet sides of plate girder bridges. We find this is an ideal size to use as parapet posts. As this minimal size is not as widely available as the larger sections the price reflects this.
 

  • Price per metre: £3.24 plus p&p

Angle L Section 1/2in x 1/2in x 1/16th in.

Size: 12.7mm x 12.7mm x 1.59mm

A highly versatile angle section which can be used in different ways.

  • Price per metre: £1.68 plus p&p

Angle L Section 1in x 1/2in x 1/16th in. (unequal)

Size: 25.4mm x 12.7mm x 1.59mm

An unequal angle section which can be used as a base for parapet posts and fixed to the sides of the track deck
 

  • Price per metre: £1.96 plus p&p

Square Tube Section 1/2in x 1/2in x 16 swg

Size: 12.7 x 12.7mm x 1.6256mm

A small square section which is easy to work with. It can be used for structural elements in a truss or girder type bridge
 

  • Price per metre: £2.40 plus p&p

Channel U Section 3/8in x 3/8in x 1/16in x 1/16in

Size: 9.53mm x 9.53mm x 1.59mm x 1.59mm

A very small square channel section mainly used by us to give strength and rigidity to areas of sheet metal
 

  • Price per metre: £1.64 plus p&p

Channel U Section 1/2in x 1/2in x 1/16in x 1/16in

Size: 12.7mm x 12.7mm x 1.59mm x 1.59mm

A small square channel section which we use in conjunction with the similar size square tube section as structural elements in trusses

  • Price per metre: £ 2.47 plus p&p

Channel U Section 5/8in x 5/8in x 1/16in x 1/16in

Size: 15.88mm x 15.88mm x 1.59mm x 1.59mm

A sturdy square channel section which makes ideal cross beams to link the main longitudinal bridge beams.

  • Price per metre: £2.89 plus p&p

Flat Bar (metric) 25mm x 3mm

Size: 1" x 1/8" approx.

Generally used where mechanical strength is important in bridges and trusses. It has very good corrosion resistance and is ideal for general use. We use it as the base for supporting track sleepers the full length of the bridge.

  • Price per metre: £2.29 plus p&p

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