Gateway Arch Block Toy
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Full Name Harry Hunnicutt
Location Dexter Michigan
Company Independent Contractor
FilenameDownloadsSizeUploaded
GATEWAY_ARCH_KEYSTONE.stl210598 kB11 months ago Download
GA_ISO_01.jpg24323 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_2nd_500.stl206111 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_CTR_500.stl215101 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_OUT_500.stl206119 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_01_500.stl199221 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_02_500.stl214200 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_03_500.stl212231 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_04_500.stl205238 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_05_500.stl209262 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_06_500.stl211297 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_07_500.stl209381 kB11 months ago Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_08_500.stl192461 kB11 months ago Download
Description
Scale model of the Gate way arch/ Scale is 1/500 for the outside profile. The thickness is scaled up from that by 2.5 to make a good block toy. The assembled height is about 15 inches. The outside curve is a "weighted catenary). The equation of the outside curve is at full scale is : y(x) = -A*cosh(x/A) + B. A = 101.47. B = 716.77. There are 17 blocks and five base pieces. It is slightly tricky to assemble, but is stable after assembly. Something here for all ages.
Instructions
Print. Snap together the base. The bottom blocks fits to the base with tow bosses on the base fitting two holes in each base block. The holes are too small. I used a tapered reamer to get a precision fit to snap the bottom block onto the base. One way to assemble is to stack up each side ah high as you can without it falling over. The assemble the remaining blocks and carefully place these on on leg and then the other. Trickey but not too hard.
License
Attribution - Creative Commons
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