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Re: The shed
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2018, 04:59:39 pm »
My wife has already asked me where the bed goes.

About two feet below the layout, then you can do the under board track wiring in comfort :D
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Re: The shed
« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2018, 05:14:09 pm »
Is that speaking from experience ?

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Re: The shed
« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2018, 05:52:41 pm »
Is that speaking from experience ?

No,  Bilbo the Boxer would be wanting to join me, and the wirestrippers i can't find would probably under him.  It's bad enough that he won't let me go to the shed alone now., it would be murder if there was a bed in there.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2018, 09:43:26 pm »
My wife has already asked me where the bed goes.

Have you asked her exactly why she wants to sleep in the shed? On second thoughts, if you want to see the next day, don't ask her that at all :no:

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Re: The shed
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2018, 09:07:53 am »
If anybody it will be me sleeping in the shed. Right, 9mm plywood has been cut to size and loosely fitted in the shed ready to be framed and varnished but to cold at the moment will have to wait a few days.

    Les.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2018, 09:16:03 am »
I like your choice of 9mm plywood, but disagree with varnishing. Unecessary  and a waste of money.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2018, 09:52:24 am »
Sorry, George, but from what I've read on the forum I'd have to disagree although I have no personal experience of using plywood for baseboards :-\

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Re: The shed
« Reply #82 on: February 23, 2018, 10:00:59 am »
Varnish adds yet another layer between the track and the baseboard.

Plus, whats it supposed to do? Waterproof it?

Getting into the realms of garden railways, Mick  :P

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Re: The shed
« Reply #83 on: February 23, 2018, 10:09:56 am »
I like your choice of 9mm plywood, but disagree with varnishing. Unecessary  and a waste of money.
Use plywood myself (12mm for frame and track bed) and certainly a most popular choice around my area.
I only use exterior grade ply as the glues used are more water resistant and I throw lots of water about for scenery, no surface prep used.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #84 on: February 23, 2018, 10:11:34 am »
O.K. so forget the varnish but it still needs a frame,
  yes,  P S anyone want to buy a tin of varnish and a brush ?

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Re: The shed
« Reply #85 on: February 23, 2018, 10:33:42 am »
Varnishing won't hurt, just not essential.  Sure helps in slowing down dimensional changes due to varying humidity.

I know a few who had used MDF and Chipboard (the cheaper non-moisture resistant types) and varnished to slow the non-reversible expansion in high humidity.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2018, 06:36:44 pm »
O.K. so forget the varnish but it still needs a frame,
  yes,  P S anyone want to buy a tin of varnish and a brush ?


If it's clear varnish is makes good looking water for either a river or lake, it's what I've used on Claywell


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Re: The shed
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2018, 07:04:11 pm »
I also used varnish for my little bit of river. The trick seems to be to put on very thin layers and allow to dry fully between each layer.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2018, 02:13:54 pm »
O. K. frame on base board fitted, electrics on 7th March, and then I,m ready to move in (yipeeeee ). Mind you I have,nt designed a layout yet so lots of work and excitement to look forward to. Can,t wait.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2018, 03:18:39 pm »
Decided not to raise outer track, would have to buy 3 or 4 different packs of Woodland scenic raisers and inclines just to use bit of them so would work out very expensive. so all on the flat unless anyone has other ideas !!!!!!!!! Another question where,s the best place to home my controllers to one end or the middle of the layout or on a separate table near the sockets. Tell me please how you did yours.

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