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Author Topic: East Lancashire lines  (Read 76820 times)

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2015, 09:15:59 pm »
Chris,
These guys provide a really good service at a very reasonable cost and do a range of adjustable feet for baseboard legs.........
http://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/cart_feet.htm

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2015, 09:42:49 pm »
Thanks Mick, I have already bought some dowels off them and intend to buy some catches. I might try to keep the cost down and make some sort of leveling system myself.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2015, 10:55:07 pm »
I don't know what they are called but there are special nuts that after drilling a hole in the end of the leg you can hammer in. They have "claws" on them to grip the wood. Then use ordinary bolts as feet to level everything up.
Hope that helps.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2015, 11:15:40 pm »
Thanks Mito, I know what you mean. When I was working at near the wcml earlier this week, I was helping build some Ikea units and they had them. That would be a easy way to make adjustable legs and probably cheap too, I already have a selection of bolts.

Here is a pic of the another 3' module, I have adapted it from one I made a few weeks ago. Thats the beaughty of  N gauge you do not need much of a drop for effect.

ps I have just been on the website mick gave they only charge 0.99p each its not worth messing about.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 11:18:03 pm by lil chris »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2015, 08:51:49 pm »


ps I have just been on the website mick gave they only charge 0.99p each its not worth messing about.

Those were the nuts I was trying to describe :thumbsup:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2015, 11:02:06 pm »
Hi again, yes Mito they look the same plus they come with nice feet too, I bought a couple with brkts so I could fit them too the existing legs. I have bought some more dowels and some catches. I have decided to try and get all the baseboards operational and fitted together all with the bus wiring in place and then maybe I can start to lay some track and possibly get a complete continuous run. I will of course need to decide what kind of station to build. Re the new module, I have been measuring up I do not think the monkey bridge will fit which is a pity it is very low lying, I want the enbankment at a decent height and do not want to compromise the height,I may be able to fit in a level crossing though on one side, which will be convenient seeing has I have two kits lying around somewhere. I am happy with the the way the layout is taking shape It should be a good run when I have completed the boards, and longer than the old layout while being more managable, I hope, those famous last words......
« Last Edit: September 18, 2015, 11:19:04 pm by lil chris »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2015, 06:56:17 am »
Sounds good, Chris. A pity about your 'Monkey Bridge' though. Maybe you'll find somewhere where it will fit later?

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2015, 07:41:18 pm »
After all the work you put in on the 'Monkey Bridge' it would be a great shame not to fit it in somewhere, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2015, 07:47:04 pm »
Certainly hoping that the bridge re-appears somewhere Chris.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2015, 08:36:21 pm »
I hope you can fit it in too. Could it be modified to fit?
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2015, 12:14:57 am »
Thanks guys for your support, I will possibly fit the monkey bridge  in somehow, I am still playing around with idea's regarding the scenics. Today I have recieved the feet and more dowels from Station Road Baseboards, only ordered Thursday night what excellent service. I have also been out for some more wood and managed to buy a 25m drill bit for the dowels, I had used one which someone lent me but it was not accurate enough for me the holes were slightly large. I also meant to order one off Station rd Baseboards but I forgot to  click add to basket, must be a age thing. I had made a little jig out of a piece of wood to make sure they all line up and I fitted some dowels tonight using the correct drill bit and they where spot on straight away. I bought too feet with brkts so I could use the legs I made out of 2x1, to save wasting them, and I have fitted them to the new 3' module. I will make new legs for the other 3' module. I will hopefully post more pics tomorrow.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 11:31:10 pm by lil chris, Reason: spelling »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2015, 11:51:38 pm »
More work today, I have fitted the legs I made the other day (2x1 legs),I scrapped the hinged legs idea, with the adjustable feet with brkts and fitted to the new module. I have made a new pair of legs and fitted the medium adjustable feet, I pinched the nuts of the feet with brkts as I did not need them,it is easy to use a screwdriver with those to adjust the height. I superglued a nut to the bottom of the medium adjuster so you can use that to adjust the height easy. I use a simple  template/pattern to line all the boards up for drilling the holes. I do not need legs on the corner sections if I put legs on both ends of the 4' board,so that is the next job 4 legs,I already have the wood.1st pic the pattern
this is a adjustable foot medium size.   same foot fitted to the leg note the bottom nut glued to the adjuster
Here is the thin legs I made fitted with the feet with brkts,saves throwing them away.
Finally the new board with the legs fitted.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 12:08:27 am by lil chris »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2015, 07:44:31 am »
Looks like a good solid piece of work, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2015, 08:03:30 am »
Someone who is skilled in the black art of wood work  :thankyousign:

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2015, 09:59:05 am »
Good to see it coming together, Chris. I see you used the posh pattern makers dowels rather than the bullet dowels I bought, but mine work OK in conjunction with the latches seen in your 2nd pic.

 

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