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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 02:13:37 pm »
My baseboard doesn't break any new ground as it also uses a softwood frame (44mm x 18mm). The top is 12mm MDF which was salvaged from an old baseboard - I was intending to use 9mm ply but the local DIY shed had run out (overwhelming demand from railway modellers, perhaps?).

The result is robust, but heavy, however I'm not intending to move it much. A picture of its underside is below (my old woodwork teacher would have conniptions if he saw it)  - but I remembered to cut holes for the wires.

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 04:24:22 pm »

The result is robust, but heavy, however I'm not intending to move it much.

That's the main reason I put in my 'guide' a suggested max size of 4ft x 2ft boards. :)

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 04:40:27 pm »
If you want to move it. If you don't then larger will be inherently more solid.

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2017, 09:44:58 pm »
Sooner or later someone will have to move it

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2017, 10:01:48 pm »
Yes but if that's for a house move every 10 years it doesn't matter if it takes 4 people to lift it. I'd take that over smaller boards that are more likely to move etc. YMMV.

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 10:13:22 pm »
If you have smaller boards linked together then its much easier to manoeuvre them for wiring, fitting point motors and the inevitable maintenance. You can lift the boards up to work under them. With a large permanently installed board yoh have to work underneath it which is much more difficult. Especially for 'the older modeller'.
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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 10:16:03 pm »
I think my point has been missed. We're none of us immortal.
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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2017, 10:17:00 pm »
Haha, yes, valid points. Perhaps I'll regret my choice in 20 years!

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2017, 10:19:12 pm »
If you have smaller boards linked together then its much easier to manoeuvre them for wiring, fitting point motors and the inevitable maintenance. You can lift the boards up to work under them. With a large permanently installed board yoh have to work underneath it which is much more difficult. Especially for 'the older modeller'.
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Exactly why I think my Beal & Castle Eden layout will never be completed.  :(
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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2017, 12:36:15 am »
Haha, yes, valid points. Perhaps I'll regret my choice in 20 years!

I'd love to regret my choice in 20 years!!!

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2017, 12:43:32 am »
Haha, yes, valid points. Perhaps I'll regret my choice in 20 years!

I'd love to regret my choice in 20 years!!!

Me too!
Sadly that'll be someone else's worry.

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2017, 01:53:24 am »
If you have smaller boards linked together then its much easier to manoeuvre them for wiring, fitting point motors and the inevitable maintenance. You can lift the boards up to work under them. With a large permanently installed board yoh have to work underneath it which is much more difficult. Especially for 'the older modeller'.
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Hot solder is a pain.
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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2017, 02:22:43 am »
Indeed it is! However, getting back up from underneath is just as big a pain (well for me, anyway)!!
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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2017, 02:42:54 am »
Why I made a module rotator.  Once baseboard is clamped in place, is easy to flip for top and bottom work.
Last few years makes me think I should make it a bit taller (oh my aching back).

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Re: Wood for baseboard
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2017, 05:33:23 am »
Knowing me I'd leave all my stock on the board and then flip it!  :confused1:

 

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