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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by NCMRailroad, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. NCMRailroad

    NCMRailroad Member

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    Hello All,:wave:
    Just need to know... On making of a L girder benchframe, how far apart are the "spreaders" or "joists" on average? I realize that they can be moved further or closer apart but thought that perhaps there was a specific "starting" distance apart.
    Thanking everyone that replies!:thumb:
    NCMR
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    What scale are you working with? What are you planning to use for bench work? Thinner benchwork will tend to sag more, and thus need closer supports. Also the larger the scale you model, the heavier the models will be, the more they will need strong benchwork. A subroadbed of something as thin as 1/8 inch luan door skin will work if the supports are on a 12 inch center. If you want to run wider spaced support, you will need to use appropriately thicker benchwork. This may not seem like an answer, but more info will give us an easier time telling you what will work for your situation.