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    What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    I have myself modular 760mm rail. I have also seen 1m rail. Is there anything longer possible by combining two rails together?

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Horseman sold this coupling plate, it was in a catalog, I bought a used one on eBay years ago

    I used it once to mount two 700 mm rails with everything I had to make one long bellows

    Only good if you need it

    Horseman coupling plate by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
    where is the monolith

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Horseman sold this coupling plate, it was in a catalog, I bought a used one on eBay years ago

    I used it once to mount two 700 mm rails with everything I had to make one long bellows

    Only good if you need it
    It means that it is not really stable?

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by erian View Post
    It means that it is not really stable?
    If you make it yourself it can be as stout as you want.

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Exactly

    A very long Horseman could be built on top of a 20/80 extrusion, I have used lots of it

    https://8020.net/?SID=9jlp82cudv63odmk3j93jmbsj3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    If you make it yourself it can be as stout as you want.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Exactly

    A very long Horseman could be built on top of a 20/80 extrusion, I have used lots of it

    https://8020.net/?SID=9jlp82cudv63odmk3j93jmbsj3
    Good point!

    I envy Americans who have easy access to these nice aluminium systems.

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    We do still make some things here...

    What I really like about 80/20 is they will also cut to length, thread tap holes even small orders and ship quickly

    They also offer offer Metric and Imperial sizing

    I have a ULF camera project that has stalled, using their parts

    one of these years...

    Quote Originally Posted by erian View Post
    Good point!

    I envy Americans who have easy access to these nice aluminium systems.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by erian View Post
    I envy Americans who have easy access to these nice aluminium systems.
    Fortunately you can buy similar profiles worldwide. I belive the system was actually invented by ›item‹ in 1980.

    (https://www.item24.de/produktwelt/sy...iAAEgJu1PD_BwE)

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    About buying 80/20 T-slotted extrusion. As mentioned in post #7 above, 80/20 themselves offer great service. But at a price. They sell "surplus" on amazon.com, if all that's needed is a section of extrusion and they offer the length desired, at lower prices.

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    Re: What longest rail possible for Horseman?

    Yes, it seems 1980 predates 1989

    but USA can get Imperial sizes AND Metric


    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Fortunately you can buy similar profiles worldwide. I belive the system was actually invented by ›item‹ in 1980.

    (https://www.item24.de/produktwelt/sy...iAAEgJu1PD_BwE)
    where is the monolith

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