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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2018, 03:38:41 pm »
Thinking of scenery wise the bridge in Kirkcudbright will be great to model, and will try and model the church as well, which was opposite the station. Tongland Power Station will be a challenge but think it can be done. Finding plans for it would help, but if not a best guess will work. I have plans for both stations which makes things easier.
So next step is to work out what to do with my current 4x2 flat boards I currently have (8 of them). they were made the normal way with 2x1 timber and 9mm ply. If anyone has any ideas, that would be a great help.

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2018, 04:30:28 pm »

So next step is to work out what to do with my current 4x2 flat boards I currently have (8 of them). they were made the normal way with 2x1 timber and 9mm ply. If anyone has any ideas, that would be a great help.


Sounds a bit brutal but I'd wait until you have settled on a track plan then remove the flat tops and, using a jig saw, cut the 9mm ply to match the track plan and mount it on battens. Then you can have scenic stuff above and below track level. For joining boards together I'd suggest you look at using these folks as their service is excellent...........

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

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2018, 05:58:43 pm »

So next step is to work out what to do with my current 4x2 flat boards I currently have (8 of them). they were made the normal way with 2x1 timber and 9mm ply. If anyone has any ideas, that would be a great help.


Sounds a bit brutal but I'd wait until you have settled on a track plan then remove the flat tops and, using a jig saw, cut the 9mm ply to match the track plan and mount it on battens. Then you can have scenic stuff above and below track level. For joining boards together I'd suggest you look at using these folks as their service is excellent...........

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


Well plan is almost there hence the question. Do you know of any topics or layouts that use the baseboard method you have mentioned?

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2018, 11:37:28 pm »
Our Northallerton layout used the method @newportnobby describes. Link in sig.

Its a stay at home layout isnt it? So I would join the board together permanently in the way that best fits the plan. You can always add other sections if you need to.

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2018, 10:03:01 am »
The middle board of my small layout is constructed in that way as I wanted a road running under the railway..............



resulting in this.........


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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #80 on: March 15, 2018, 11:35:37 am »
The middle board of my small layout is constructed in that way as I wanted a road running under the railway..............

resulting in this.........




That's a lovely picture, Mick.  A really impressive scene.

Many thanks for posting it.

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2018, 02:37:05 pm »
The middle board of my small layout is constructed in that way as I wanted a road running under the railway..............





Silly question time. Seems to be made similar to a normal board with 2 long lengths and ends making a rectangle, then cross members are wide side down and provide support for track. Then board at back provides height at rear of layout. Is that correct?

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2018, 03:17:09 pm »
I'm really impressed Mick, I thought you'd lost your mojo and then up pops this lovely scene.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #83 on: March 15, 2018, 08:25:39 pm »
The middle board of my small layout is constructed in that way as I wanted a road running under the railway..............





Silly question time. Seems to be made similar to a normal board with 2 long lengths and ends making a rectangle, then cross members are wide side down and provide support for track. Then board at back provides height at rear of layout. Is that correct?


It is correct, indeed. The cross member being at that angle just supports the hardboard road. I would suggest you take your flat surface as 'ground zero' and place timber battens on your cross members to support your rails, whereas mine is still 'ground zero' but the road is lowered beneath it.

I'm really impressed Mick, I thought you'd lost your mojo and then up pops this lovely scene.   :thumbsup:


Thanks, Caz, but that pic is at least 2 years old and has been posted before on my 'Bletchford' layout thread.

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #84 on: March 15, 2018, 09:05:13 pm »
Thanks. Someone has suggested a L Girder design as well, similar to yours. Between the two, I am sure I can build something.

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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2018, 07:56:07 am »
Here is apicture of our Northallerton layout under construction. You can see that the board sections are built with sandwich construction girders. This gave us the opportunity to use the open spaces of the girders as supports, by inserting pieces of timber into the girders. Notably, the legs work that way too. The girders are made from 6mm ply and spacers between the ply will be a nominal inch in thickness.
Not that any of this matters since you have your boards. As @newportnobby says, use your existing boards flat tops as ground zeron and build upwards. Try to avoid using teh board surface as your trackbed as you wont essily be able to create embankments etc.
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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2018, 07:29:03 pm »
Hi all

After a little bit of help. If I were to make Tarff a passing station, where would I be best putting the points? And if I made it a double line, where and how would you connect the lines?
Any help much appreciated.




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Re: Scottish plan steam to diesel - Now SW Scotland plan
« Reply #87 on: April 02, 2018, 09:09:26 pm »
This is a pretty rubbish diagram but if you doubled the line I'd make the connecting crossovers part of the bends like so.....


 

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