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Offline Vonk

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Blackstone
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:43:21 pm »
I am expecting my materials for the baseboards to start arriving tomorrow so thought I would move from the planning area to the construction area. I will post pictures as I progress of course!

I do have a couple of questions. Bear in mind it is being built as a portable layout

I am looking at some form of levelling what are generally used to help level layouts?
I am planning on using a couple of large bolts and wing nuts to join the boards together does anyone suggest anything else such as alignment dowels/split hinges or should this suffice?
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 10:15:29 pm »
I find alignment dowels help, but unless your layout is going to be exhibited split hinges may be going a little far. Just remember to drill through both sections of the baseboards at the same time :D

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 11:19:53 pm »
I find alignment dowels help, but unless your layout is going to be exhibited split hinges may be going a little far. Just remember to drill through both sections of the baseboards at the same time :D

Do you mind me asking where you get the alignment dowels from as there are a few different types around and I wasn't sure which type to get.
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 09:37:22 am »
I find alignment dowels help, but unless your layout is going to be exhibited split hinges may be going a little far. Just remember to drill through both sections of the baseboards at the same time :D


Do you mind me asking where you get the alignment dowels from as there are a few different types around and I wasn't sure which type to get.


I found these folks to be most helpful............

http://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/cart_dowels.htm

I bought the 10mm bullet dowels

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 09:47:28 am »
My blood doc says I'm due for a re bore.... sorry, colonoscopy.  Why does all this talk of aligning dowels remind me of that?

Sorry, off topic and I should know better.  ;)  :beers:
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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 07:08:47 pm »
I find alignment dowels help, but unless your layout is going to be exhibited split hinges may be going a little far. Just remember to drill through both sections of the baseboards at the same time :D


Do you mind me asking where you get the alignment dowels from as there are a few different types around and I wasn't sure which type to get.


I found these folks to be most helpful............

http://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/cart_dowels.htm

I bought the 10mm bullet dowels


Thanks for that I will look at ordering some in the next few days... roll on pay day!

I have today spent much of it getting the basic structure of the 2 boards together once I have them up, stable etc I will post a few pics.
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014, 08:24:52 pm »
Pictures and update as promised
I have got to an almost finished construction on the framework for my baseboards and have laid a piece of ply on the rear board. Have ordered feet and alignment dowels so will fit these when they arrive next week.

On this first picture the board to the right is the front and I am going to cut and lay plywood only under actual track or structures to reduce weight as most of the track on this board will be raised slightly or on inclines. The rear board is almost complete just needs a support leg in the middle to stop it sagging once weight is applied. I am also going to add a removable cross member from rear leg to front leg to stop outward movement



The hinges are not being used as hinges but as alignment tools for the legs and sides of the boards.

On the second picture it gives an ok overview of how the main track loops size up. (the front plywood has not been cut to size remember)



The final picture shows where I need to add another leg to support the middle of the board

« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 08:59:48 pm by Vonk »
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 08:56:51 pm »
Nice baseboard Vonk and great track plan.  I look forward to seeing your layout progress.

Best of luck.

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2014, 09:51:12 pm »
Looking good Vonk, nice work, brings back memories of when I started my layout, exciting days.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2014, 10:28:58 pm »
Nice work. :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2014, 10:33:06 pm »
One word of advice, if laying track on thin polystyrene never clean with IPA as it will eat it!



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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2014, 10:48:46 pm »
Coming together nicely, Vonk :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2014, 10:46:16 am »
That looks like a good start

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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2014, 01:01:42 pm »
Looks a great start.
Looking forward to seeing this develop.
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Re: Blackstone
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2014, 05:35:46 pm »
One word of advice, if laying track on thin polystyrene never clean with IPA as it will eat it!

Oops too late for me then as thats what I have done :no: :doh:

Looking forward to more of your updates.  :photospleasesign:
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