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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1920 on: November 11, 2018, 07:55:57 AM »
Sorry to hear about your recent health concerns, good to hear that you & your wife are improving well.  Look forward to seeing your station build and hearing about how you get on with the Black 5

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1921 on: November 11, 2018, 08:02:16 AM »
Just caught up with this, Chris. Didn't realise you were undergoing health probs.

You and me both, mate. Welcome to the club  >:(

Take it easy.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1922 on: November 11, 2018, 07:56:43 PM »
 :hellosign: Glad to know you are feeling up to more work on the layout  :thumbsup:   :greatpicturessign:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1923 on: November 11, 2018, 08:59:13 PM »
Hi everyone I have done more work this afternoon, I would have done more but my drills battery died and I could not find the electric one in the garage. I had promised the wife I would make a roast dinner today so I only had limited time this afternoon using the kitchen has a workshop. I have managed to mark up all the corner legs and have fitted the adjustable feet but only managed to complete two mortice and tenon joints, happy with them though they feel quite strong. Only fitted together has a dry run I intend to glue them when ready.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1924 on: November 12, 2018, 08:57:06 PM »
More work this afternoon, found the electric drill, so I completed all the holes for the mortice joints. I now have two of these frames. Join them together and add a shelf and some sides and I am sorted, maybe a coat of paint to match the layout.
The station building I will now do some more painting before fitting the windows and interior walls etc.pics to follow on the building, not rushing this one I want it right.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1925 on: November 12, 2018, 09:09:25 PM »
Mortice and tenon joints! Takes me back to woodworking classes at school. The most adventurous I get these days is a half lap joint!  Your woodworking certainly looks neat though. Glad to hear the dizzyness seems to be okay now and that Mrs C is improving.  :thumbsup:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1926 on: November 12, 2018, 09:58:17 PM »
Thanks @dannyboy yes I would have done more,its a long time since I did them too like you at school. It would have been easier I think using hard wood not softwood, but so far I have managed it.
A visit to the doctors was required by my good wife, this morning. She has not been signed off by the stroke unit at the hospital yet but she is doing well, so another sick note. I think she wants to go back to work but its up to the doctors to sign her off when they think she is ready.
I have been gradually tidying the loft/railway  room and making room ready for the cupboard, I need to be more organised. I have sorted my tv out with a recorder/dvd and video player so I can watch and record any railway programs. I also have some old vhs videos about steam railways recorded years ago, I would like to transfer them onto dvd. The recorder/dvd machine which has been un used in the bedroom can do that, I need to find the instructions so more fun.
Just note the correction not model railways steam raklways
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1927 on: November 14, 2018, 09:27:17 PM »
Good progress today on the layout support frame. I have finished it, just needs painting and shelf adding, maybe a backing to stop stuff falling out.

I need to get this out the kitchen quick, swmbo is getting back to normal.....




The most satisfying part about this job was I got my measurements about right, which is surprising has I found out the end of the tape measure was loose giving variable readings, I need a new one now.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1928 on: November 14, 2018, 09:37:03 PM »
Very satisfying work, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1929 on: November 14, 2018, 09:46:38 PM »
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the end of the tape measure was loose
the end of a tape measure should be loose

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1930 on: November 14, 2018, 10:20:19 PM »

the end of a tape measure should be loose
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well knock me down with a feather I did not know that and never noticed it before. I do not remember my old tape end being loose. I did make one or two of the tenon's a bit short but I seem to have made all the rails the same length and its all square so it must be a miracle.......
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1931 on: November 14, 2018, 11:16:44 PM »
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I did not know that and never noticed it before.
better than i can explain it

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That riveted metal tab that holds the end hook on the tape has travel in it for a reason. If youíll notice, the inch marks on the tape actually start 1/16″ short. Thatís because the thickness of the hook itself is 1/16″. So, if you take an inside measurement (pressing the hook end against the work piece youíre measuring), you will get an accurate measurement. But also, if you hook the end onto a work piece, the play in the rivets will move the hook out to compensate for hooking onto the material, creating a 1/16″ gap between the hook and the tape, allowing for an accurate measurement. Always make sure to pull the tape taut when making an outside measurement to make sure the end hook is fully extended.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1932 on: November 15, 2018, 10:03:02 AM »
@themadhippy Thanks for that a good explanation.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1933 on: November 18, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »
Well its nearly finished, undercoat/primer first and now white gloss, I do not think I have missed anywhere on it. I should be able to put the feet back on and install in position tomorrow.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1934 on: November 18, 2018, 09:10:37 PM »
Looks good, Chris.

 

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