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Offline jonclox

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Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:35:14 pm »
Has anybody used
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Railway-Corner-Baseboards-Modular-Precision-Laser-Cut-Base-Boards-/381399687984?hash=item58cd316330
If so could they say (in pm if more suitable) what they think of the quality and ease of working on it
I may be needing to build a "Z" shaped light layout using 304mm wide boards.
I would need to be light and portable and roughly7ft long
« Last Edit: September 19, 2015, 03:23:57 pm by jonclox »
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 09:59:35 pm »
Look flimsy to me but not actually seen them good luck. Try getting some references and ringing or emailing them.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 09:04:10 am »
5.5mm ply ... hmmm.  Suggest you head down your local B&Q, Wickes or similar and check out personally the rigidity of 5.5mm ...  You can likely find good prices either at the relevant store or on the 'net. 

Work out about how much you'd need to make what you want it to look like, and estimate time based on your skill; then compare with the overall cost of buying these units and consider whether you can form these into the table shape you want to have ...  you might need to draw out that shape a few times & see if it comes close.

I suspect that, unless you're happy to compromise what you want vs what this will offer in the pre-defined units, you'll not be able to meet your design requirements.

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 09:08:43 am »
5.5mm ply ... hmmm.  Suggest you head down your local B&Q, Wickes or similar and check out personally the rigidity of 5.5mm ...  You can likely find good prices either at the relevant store or on the 'net. 

Work out about how much you'd need to make what you want it to look like, and estimate time based on your skill; then compare with the overall cost of buying these units and consider whether you can form these into the table shape you want to have ...  you might need to draw out that shape a few times & see if it comes close.

I suspect that, unless you're happy to compromise what you want vs what this will offer in the pre-defined units, you'll not be able to meet your design requirements.

You could of course buy a sheet of 6mm plywood and laminate to the top of aforementioned jigsaw boxes. That would add some sort of strength.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 09:21:37 am »
You could of course buy a sheet of 6mm plywood and laminate to the top of aforementioned jigsaw boxes. That would add some sort of strength.
And double the weight for a portable layout ?  For someone with health issues anyway ?   :hmmm:  Sadly, Jon's not the spring chicken he used to be ...  :(

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 09:57:33 am »
You could of course buy a sheet of 6mm plywood and laminate to the top of aforementioned jigsaw boxes. That would add some sort of strength.
And double the weight for a portable layout ?  For someone with health issues anyway ?   :hmmm:  Sadly, Jon's not the spring chicken he used to be ...  :(

 :hmmm: :hmmm: cluck cluck cheep cheep cluck cough cough  :-[
The health might be gone but memories of lost skills and techniques remains in my decrepit brain.  ;) ;)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 11:03:32 am by jonclox »
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 02:07:02 pm »
Just risked an order for a 900X400mm kit seems to be the cheapest and Im sure I could still add reinforcements to it if it turns out to be flimsy or if the errors instantly clear I could return it for a refund ::)
Delivery estimate 30/09/15
fingers crossed here
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 02:47:55 pm »
I wouldn't worry about 5.5mm ply; the 'box' nature of the construction will make it surprisingly rigid; I used 4mm ply and have no flex a a 4' x 2' baseboard.

Have you seen how thin egg shells are?

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 02:53:03 pm »
I wouldn't worry about 5.5mm ply; the 'box' nature of the construction will make it surprisingly rigid; I used 4mm ply and have no flex a a 4' x 2' baseboard.

Have you seen how thin egg shells are?
  :smiley-laughing: layout on an eggshell.......what a novel idea ;D
I do understand the strength in a ply box concept and am hoping that it stands up to its reputation
Time and ownership will tell  :)
« Last Edit: September 22, 2015, 02:54:21 pm by jonclox »
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 03:49:17 pm »
The flatpack box arrived today and is remarkably light and easy for me to carry So sofar Im happy with the service.
Bit short on breath today so I will look and inspect tomorrow
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2015, 04:06:07 pm »
Needed some of the outer packing for something so ended up by exploring the baseboards and flexing them to test for rigidity.
Now its a well known fact that on a fine day I can just about crush a grape single handed but I had problems flexing the various parts of this baseboard and found that as FeelixTC  said earlier one its filled together and glued it a very strong structure.
Cant finally construct and test for a week or so but I'm happy with the product that's light and will do what I want it to
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2015, 06:54:46 pm »
  :hellosign: sounds good so far, hope all goes well with construction Jon.
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2015, 11:15:24 am »
Its worked out as an easy and ridged construction with the only down factor being it stunk of burn wood but that has now  dispersed and every thing is fine. Ive now ordered 2 'leg kits' and once they are fitted will have a lightweight portable board that I can work on in any room.
Must wait a month or so before purchasing the rest of the required boards
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 12:37:16 pm »
That's good news, Jon. Glad you're happy with your purchase :thumbsup:
My mancave still smells of freshly cut timber (which I like) and rubber (which I'm undecided about :angel:) 3 years or so on.

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2015, 04:15:17 pm »
Received 2 leg kits yesterday and jut have to but the uprights of 34mm timbers to my required lengths from Warped and twistedSorry I mean B&Q or similar then the legs can be added to the top. Also found some 1 side glued 1.5mm cork sheet on line and have that ready to peel the backing off and stick to the top surface. A bit expensive but mush be better than gluing ordinary cork down which I managed to mess up when doing 'Ruleoneshire'
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 09:17:28 am by jonclox »
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