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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 01:51:17 pm »



Graham Hitchings g.hitchings6@gmail.comDelivered my baseboards this lunch time they look excellent, complete with all the nuts and bolts to connect the 4 sections together and comprehensive instuctions.
I look forward to starting my build in the next couple of days,I have ordered my track from Rails of Sheffield and all my points and various other bits and pieces from Hattons and e-bay so I have a busy modelling time ahead.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 03:36:52 pm »
Let the 'heavy' construction begin :claphappy:
Good luck, Di.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 05:02:10 pm »
That looks like great progress, Di.

Let the fun commence!

All best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 06:14:22 pm »
I shall look forward to watching your new plan come to life.

Wishing you a long and happy retirement. It comes highly recommended!

Dave G

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 09:06:16 pm »
@Ditape
Just wondering if you have any firm plans yet for how you are going to do your traverser? What materials will it be made from? What will it slide on? How long is it?, and how many roads?
Im always interested to see how people do fiddle yards and not many people go for traversers in N.

Cheers
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 10:11:13 pm »
My traverser was built for me, using 9 mm MDF for the table,sidelining on horizontally mounted drawer runners, indexed using a sprung ball catch, it has 10 roads each 4 ft long, by Graham Hitchings.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 10:12:48 pm »
Thanks @Ditape, Im looking forward to seeing this develop.
Cheers
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 10:15:55 pm »
Hi,

All sounds like it's going to plan. Looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 04:08:04 pm »


The first and biggest baseboard section assembled and in position,1 down 3 to go.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 04:26:50 pm »
Very neat indeed. Certainly puts my woodworking skills to shame.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 04:39:14 pm »
Very neat indeed. Certainly puts my woodworking skills to shame.
Mine to, that's why I had Graham Hitchings build them all I have to do is bolt the components together.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 07:06:59 pm »
Hi @Ditape
Is that a plywood top, as opposed to the legs which are clearly MDF?
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 08:02:59 pm »
No it's MDF thru' out.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 08:23:26 pm »
 :hellosign: Very very nice Di, looking good
     regards Derek.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 05:07:22 pm »
The goodies arrived from Hattons and Rails of Sheffield and I have assembled 2 more sections of the baseboard including the traverser alittle fine tuneing to the joint between the first section and the traverser and it will be all systems go for the last small section of baseboard and then the fun begins the auctual build.

Diane Tape



 

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