|Project by Thepps||posted 01-02-2013 05:33 PM||3586 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a collapsing bridge that is compatible with the Thomas wooden railway. Made this for my son for Christmas. I wanted to make him a bridge, but one that had moving parts (toys are always more fun if they have moving parts). Most of the bridges that move are a drawbridge type, in which the rail track moves up. This one collapses (I guess due to faulty workmanship). Little kids always like a disaster when playing.
Used a total of six magnets. It’ll remain in the upright condition no matter how many cars are on the bridge. Push on the dowel, and it’ll collapse. Pull back up on the dowel, and it’ll spring back into working condition.
Used bent lamination for the suspension. Birch, jatoba, and walnut were used.
Fun project to build.
Thanks for looking!
-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL