Instructions to master the technique for building spiral staircases. This is tutorial #1 of possibly 3 tutorials.
About this creation
After Return of the Ancients I was asked by many how to do the spiral staircase. This is the 1st tutorial on this style staircase. Unlike on my MOC, this staircase has two railings. Sorry as I am using Solid Works to do these instructions I cannot upload instruction files. Lets get started.
To top the rails you will need:
4x 1x2 Tiles (Inside of the curve)
4x 1x4 Tiles (Outside of the curve)
So there you have it, this length of staircase can only be curved in one direction. My next tutorial will show you how to create a link to swap the direction of its curve. Stay tuned :) Let me know if there is anything here you don't understand. ~Thoy
Quoting Sabby M.
I meant the 1x4 tiles underneath the 2x4 tiles. could they be plates instead so that you could hold 2 2x2 plates on instead of 2x4 tiles? holy cow this sounds so confusing.
Ill have to try it for you, the 2x4 plate is what keeps this structure so strong. I think if you were to change it to 2 2x2 Tiles the reinforcing of the structure would no longer be connected. Follow these images but swap out the 2x4 Tile for 2 2x2 Tiles and let me know how you get on :) I could enhance this technique to allow what you want - which would allow you to checker the steps, might have a cool effect.
Quoting Steffen Rau
Thank you for sharing this! (How did you render the pictures?)
SolidWorks is the software I use. Its industry standard for 3D CAD, and I am lead to believe it is the software that TLG uses aswel. These renders are very simple compared to the photo-realistic images SolidWorks can produce. These images are simplified for instruction purposes. One day I will upload a CAD Photo ;)