Modeling with Blender

Hi,
I create models for railroad simulators. The creations involve pipes with bends at whatever angle that is required, ninety degrees, the most common.
I can create tubes in Blender but I have no idea how to bend them to match the desired angle.
One solution I see is chopping a torroid to the desired configuration.
How do I cut the torroid so that I am left with only the piece I want?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you for your attention,
A determined Blender user.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=132638&highlight=pipe

There are some good instructions on modeling pipes from Orinoco there, very detailed.

sjacks,
i have just replied to the link in the post above (by mistake - as i wanted to answer your question) … maybe check that link if you still need a working soltuion - thanks :slight_smile:

Using curves might be an option.