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#1 OFFLINE   blieu118

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

The glass thickness is about 1/3 of an inch:

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

Not even close.  Glass will bend and sag.  If it's overloaded, then you'll see a sag in the middle of the glass.   Your width is relatively short, and a sag will be difficult to see with the naked eye.  Either measure the center (half distance from either end) to check sag or use a level to see if it's relatively straight.  With glass as thick as 1/3 inch, and considering the short width, I wouldn't worry about the weight of the diecast you have on the glass.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:51 AM

View PostMarlowe, on 22 June 2014 - 10:32 AM, said:

Not even close.  Glass will bend and sag.  If it's overloaded, then you'll see a sag in the middle of the glass.   Your width is relatively short, and a sag will be difficult to see with the naked eye.  Either measure the center (half distance from either end) to check sag or use a level to see if it's relatively straight.  With glass as thick as 1/3 inch, and considering the short width, I wouldn't worry about the weight of the diecast you have on the glass.

Thanks Marlowe for the reply.
Here is one of the four clams that holds that glass piece on each corner. The span/distance in between (measuring from this clam support to the next) is 26.5" and the width of the glass is 27.
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This should be good enough to hold correct?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

With that thickness you could probably put double or triple the models you have right now and it would still not bend a bit. I got some shelves the are very similar to yours, but they are full of heavy books, one shelf has certainly some 15~20Kgs of books and it's holding for years.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

Nope. All glass shelves are 8mm (that's about the same size).

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 12:08 PM

I have hundreds of ikea Billy 30"x10" glass shelves with 6 models each and ithey are thinner than this and no issues or concerns about it.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

Thanks all for the replies! I feel much more confident about the way I display my collection now :D

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:19 PM

That's pretty much 8mm....Over that span I reckon you could probably get away with standing on it!! :twocents:   though I DON'T suggest you try!!!  :nice:

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

Just curious are they tempered?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

View PostEvil Z06, on 22 June 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

Just curious are they tempered?

Yes Gary. They are tempered.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

If you still think it's a problem, a simple and extremely effective one would be to display those Ferraris on MY glass shelves.  That way, you won't have to worry about yours breaking!  :drool5: :giggle:

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

^ ^ If his can hold that, you'll be fine. My cabinet has long shelves with 7 models on them. You are totally fine :)
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

I would not worry about the glass shelves. It is the supports that you have to watch out for. Especially if it's holes drilled on wood. Over time the holes might get bigger and the support becomes loose.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:43 AM

View PostMarlowe, on 22 June 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

If you still think it's a problem, a simple and extremely effective one would be to display those Ferraris on MY glass shelves.  That way, you won't have to worry about yours breaking!  :drool5: :giggle:

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Hey Marlowe what's the large blue thing second shelf from the bottom behind the bat mobile?

And yes I agree those shelves look plenty strong enough!

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:36 AM

View PostNocky, on 23 June 2014 - 02:43 AM, said:

View PostMarlowe, on 22 June 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

If you still think it's a problem, a simple and extremely effective one would be to display those Ferraris on MY glass shelves.  That way, you won't have to worry about yours breaking!  Posted Image Posted Image

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Hey Marlowe what's the large blue thing second shelf from the bottom behind the bat mobile?

And yes I agree those shelves look plenty strong enough!
Nocky, that is Mickey Thompson's Challenger I LSR car.  It is ceramic and 1:16 scale.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

View Postblieu118, on 22 June 2014 - 06:15 PM, said:

View PostEvil Z06, on 22 June 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

Just curious are they tempered?

Yes Gary. They are tempered.
Then you will have no problem at all

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

View PostMarlowe, on 22 June 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

If you still think it's a problem, a simple and extremely effective one would be to display those Ferraris on MY glass shelves.  That way, you won't have to worry about yours breaking!  :drool5: :giggle:

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LOL!! Sure when I get tired of them hhaha!!

Thanks all for the reassurance!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:51 AM

You shouldn't be worried especially with how far the glass is spanning.

Plug the details into this and let us know the results.

http://www.dullesgla...calculator.aspx

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:30 AM

Anyone got a suggestion for display 300 cars of 1:18 without breaking the bank ?

I have an appartment for my collection, but for now I got metallic display and it's not very nice.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:04 AM

View PostJ.P. Stevens, on 24 June 2014 - 04:30 AM, said:

Anyone got a suggestion for display 300 cars of 1:18 without breaking the bank ?

I have an appartment for my collection, but for now I got metallic display and it's not very nice.

In my opinion I reckon you can't go wrong with Billy bookshelf from IKEA especially the deep shelf one. They are relatively cheap and replacement tempered glass shelf doesn't cost a lot. With a bit of DIY measuring and drilling I reckon you might be able to squeeze 12 glass shelves in without it looking too crowded. Then throwing in set of glass doors to keep most of the dust out.

As far as I know custom made cabinet probably gonna cost heaps more especially here in oz.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

You can get up to 18 shelves per Billy. Up to 6 cars per shelf, so you can get 100-108 per Billy. Not the best way to display them, but it works for me since I had a hard time finding a model I didn't like back in the 90's and 2000's.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:27 AM

View Postacisne, on 24 June 2014 - 11:14 AM, said:

You can get up to 18 shelves per Billy. Up to 6 cars per shelf, so you can get 100-108 per Billy. Not the best way to display them, but it works for me since I had a hard time finding a model I didn't like back in the 90's and 2000's.
Wow Up to 18 shelves and they still don't look crowded. That gives me inspiration to drill more holes. 4 more shelves for me per bookcase :D

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

Do you guys check on the supports from time to time to make sure they are still good? How do you add more supports to make sure if ones loosen the other ones still good enough to hold on to the glass shelves?? Based on what I have now, is there anything I can do or add to strengthen the supports?

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:31 PM

View PostMaximus, on 24 June 2014 - 01:51 AM, said:

You shouldn't be worried especially with how far the glass is spanning.

Plug the details into this and let us know the results.

http://www.dullesgla...calculator.aspx

Brilliant link Max! :occasion14:    According to this,   a shelf  in 1/4" glass, measuring 10in deep spanning 24in in tempered glass would support 106lb!!!  :omg:  

@ blieu - by that reckoning I think with your 5/8" glass is well safe!!! :twocents:

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

View Postmairandeddy, on 24 June 2014 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostMaximus, on 24 June 2014 - 01:51 AM, said:

You shouldn't be worried especially with how far the glass is spanning.

Plug the details into this and let us know the results.

http://www.dullesgla...calculator.aspx

Brilliant link Max! :occasion14:    According to this,   a shelf  in 1/4" glass, measuring 10in deep spanning 24in in tempered glass would support 106lb!!!  :omg:  

@ blieu - by that reckoning I think with your 5/8" glass is well safe!!! :twocents:

Yea. Thanks for the link Maximus!
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