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Author Topic: A new layout in the making  (Read 11432 times)

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2014, 10:29:35 AM »
Thanks for that.
Problem is I would need 3 of them I reckon = £75 :goggleeyes:
I also suspect I'd need to assemble them each time for use otherwise I need a bigger car, and being retired and on a fixed income, that just isn't going to happen :(

Not much further progress on the layout - bullet alignment dowels fitted to each board and curved trackbed cut from Sundeala for the middle scenic board.
Track and points sorted out for all the boards (code 55 streamline).
I'm hoping I have enough spare rubber underlay to do all the boards and have some left over to create the road surfaces :worried:
Shopping list being composed in preparation for the Wigan show in 2 weeks time :D

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2014, 11:13:33 AM »
Reads good. Heres hoping it all works out ok.
Have a squint at Fleebay there are quite a few legs that would suit your needs I recon (or you might be able to design something from looking at the options shown.
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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2014, 11:39:03 AM »
I picked up one of these tables for £10 at a local market
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Vono-folding-table-/261480079365?pt=UK_Home_Garden_LivingRoomFurniture_EH&hash=item3ce16d6005

I use it for my small layout (4ft x 2ft).  It's a perfect height as it's designed for people to sit at while playing cards and as it fold flat, it will be very easy to take to an exhibition if I want to.
Under my layout, I added 2 strips of wood, the same width as the table so that the layout can slid off but that's it.  Simple.

I don't see why a longer layout couldn't be place on there possibly up to 6fe x 3ft so long as it is massively heavy.
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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2014, 02:09:11 PM »
Thanks, Trev, but when the layout is fully erected it is nearly 9ft long (and 20" wide).
The height at 67cm is way too low, as I want to work on the layout without ricking my back and, if it gets to any shows, I don't want folks to be looking down at it as if they're in a helicopter :no:
Looks like I may be forced into making some legs for it :doh:

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
If you're quick you could pick these builders trestles for not very much.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Builder-trestle-carpenter-trestles-work-bench-DIY-trestles-saw-horse-trestles-/390847372796?pt=UK_H_G_Ladders_RL&hash=item5b00519dfc
2 for£1.40 !!!

Height adjustable (81 - 130 cm) , foldable and sturdy

There seem to be a fair few of these about. Plus they'll take 200kg ! which is one heck of a layout :)
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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2014, 02:55:17 PM »
They look good - thanks Trev.
However, someone has set an automatic bid on the damned things and I just can't be ar bothered with getting into a bidding war on Fleabay >:(
I'll see if I can find those elsewhere :thumbsup:

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2014, 02:07:02 PM »
Some small works done today to see what fits where. It seems (more by luck than judgment) I have enough rubber underlay left to do all the boards :sweat:
All track is just loosely plonked for now :-[

The main station/yard board



Everything without underlay will be scenic - buildings, roads, trees etc.

By dint of using all my spare points (medium & small) I can manage a 6 road fiddle yard with 1 reception road. The roads are relatively small but then so is the layout :D
The plain board are at the back of the fiddle yard will be used for such things as servicing locos, rolling road and general running (or in my case, limping) repairs



Thanks for staying with it :wave:

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2014, 03:30:52 PM »
Coming along nicely :)

It seems (more by luck than judgment) I have enough rubber underlay left to do all the boards :sweat:

If you'd have run out I'm sure George could have got you some extra from where he's staying . . . might need a wash though ;)


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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2014, 03:32:44 PM »
Coming along nicely :)

It seems (more by luck than judgment) I have enough rubber underlay left to do all the boards :sweat:

If you'd have run out I'm sure George could have got you some extra from where he's staying . . . might need a wash though ;)

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2014, 04:33:06 PM »
Coming along nicely :)

It seems (more by luck than judgment) I have enough rubber underlay left to do all the boards :sweat:

If you'd have run out I'm sure George could have got you some extra from where he's staying . . . might need a wash though ;)


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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2014, 07:38:01 PM »
None of that is funny  >:D
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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2016, 02:50:21 PM »
did you ever sort out your leg length issues?

A friend is using IKEA wooden trestles for his loft layout, they have a range of adjustment in them being intended for desk legs but I think would be long enough to create a 'standing desk' They don't fold (they will shrink in height)

I've got a metal sawing trestle I got from screwfix while doing house renovation (laying a new wooden floor) that comes up to a reasonable height, think it was £15 for one
at it's lowest setting it's slightly taller than a black and decker workmate's highest setting with a fair bit of adjustment to go taller.

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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2016, 03:05:07 PM »
did you ever sort out your leg length issues?



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Oh, sorry, you meant the layout legs :doh:
The layout proper has moved over to the link for 'Bletchford' at the bottom of my posts, but to answer your question, 'Yes', I got 3 x Draper height adjustable trestles (I think I paid £21 each) and they are excellent.
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Re: A new layout in the making
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2016, 03:15:30 PM »
did you ever sort out your leg length issues?



@Black Sheep

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Oh, sorry, you meant the layout legs :doh:
The layout proper has moved over to the link for 'Bletchford' at the bottom of my posts, but to answer your question, 'Yes', I got 3 x Draper height adjustable trestles (I think I paid £21 each) and they are excellent.
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ah, I'm having a catch up on here with people's projects, having bookmarked everyone's layouts who's been kind enough to comment on my project - I'll get there eventually!

 

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