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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 03:56:51 PM »
The leg kits came without instructions and an email to the supplier brought the information that instructions were not needed their dead easy to make without them
The first one took me ages because it needed to be kept flat and square to get it just right. In fact I was glueing, clamping and allowing 3-4 hours to dry before rolling it over and drilling screw holes to keep everything in perfect (?) shape That took over a weekend  to complete and I could get on with the next one. Dead easy this time because I 'back to backed' the timers on number 1 and clamped everything at the same time and glued the second one in 1 session
Ive had to wait until various nut bolts and washers to arrive but wait till I  can get on and actually bolt ns screw the legs onto the board but that can wait a few days till I get some time and room to do it
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 09:27:40 AM »
Due to bad weather yesterday eldest son was stuck indoors with nothing to do so I grabbed him and we set about fitting the legs to the finished top. Not easy as we were restricted to space but after about an hour using various clamps to hold it in place we had the fixing holes drilled and the leg units fixed to the top. The adjustable feet were far to hefty for what I  needed so the idea has been temporally shelved to after Christmas when lighter ones will be ordered.
Although the unit now feels firm and safe Ive yet to fit the braces on the legs. A job that may be done later today
The whole thing so far has ended up with a nice, safe and stable and ridged base to work on  :thumbsup:
Afternoon update. The braces are now fitted on one long side of the board and really do make a firm job of things. For now the tops a work bench but will convert to a lightweight layout in the new year hopefully  ::)
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2015, 05:56:07 PM »
 :hellosign:  well done John,  :photospleasesign: look forward to updates.
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2015, 11:40:39 AM »
At last I had to finish the making of this first one.
The room was virtually clogged up with this board in the middle of the only (ATM) free space.
The top is now covered with a sheet of self adhesive 1.5 mm cork and Ive just added adjustable feet on the four legs.
The room contains a large plastic box  which contains household  'heavy tools'   spanners, hammers, screw drivers ,saws etc. which are a menace to get to if they are kept up the garage.
The legs of the board straddle the box and so halve the required floor space.
Now I will need to run a power bus along the underside and then leave alone apart from 1 track experiment till the New Year. :confused1:
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2016, 02:04:13 PM »
 A new year has arrived and Ive just ordered a 600x600xmm baseboard and a pair of legs to continue with my lightweight protect.
A non standard size so it will  cost slightly more than a stock item. Despite that
Steve has quoted me a 2-3 week delivery which suits me just fine.
I can play :doh: run Ruleoneshire and fiddle with this baseboards construction at the same time  :)
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2016, 04:37:16 PM »
This is one I bought from the company built to my size 1 hour build time.mike

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2016, 05:07:00 PM »
This module is 928mm x 400mm see what you can get on it quite bit and other could do more. mike PS Please note I have glued all the track down
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 11:11:52 AM »
Thanks   fatso That gives me several ideas. I do have the station overall canopy from Faller and plan (ahead) to use it on module 3 not yet thought about in any detail as yet
Even module 1 still very much in the 'back of a ciggie packet' sketch although I know roughly what Im aiming towards.
 Number 2 has been ordered to see how (and where) it can link in with 1 and so see where points/links can go
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2016, 11:52:29 AM »
This work in progress still looking at options

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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2016, 11:22:43 AM »
Now well into module 2. A 600x600 centre section which may at times become a running in track.
Another good 'kit' but I did find that a dry test run showed up a number of slightly over thickness d boards that needed  a thinning rub over with sandpaper before they actually fitted even with moderate pressure applied.
Im trying Gorilla Glue for this module and cant honestly recommend its use..........or of course I may be using it all wrong  :-\
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2016, 11:04:36 AM »
 :hmmm: Over thickness(?) of one or two beams has caused this module to be somewhat of a *^ger to glue together. Several joins have had to be eased rather more than I had hoped for.
 Anyways theres just one more beam to ease before the main structure is completed and firmly glued together which may be later today. Then once the glue has dried I can fit small square stips of hardwood to streanggthen any weak areas.
The problems are mainly self inflicted as I should have done a full dry run rather than fit and glue as Ive progressed.
 We live and learn (eventually) ::)
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards ?
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2016, 05:22:05 PM »
I'm just looking at putting together the two 1100x500 boards that I bought a little while ago, and the 'X' bracing is giving me pause for thought.

Because of the way the internal bracing has been adapted from a 'standard' module, there's nowhere for the diagonal x's to fit, so it looks like I'm going to have to use single element diagonal braces instead.

I've dry-assembled both, and they do seem a little bit bendy under torsion. I don't think I can do without the diagonal bracing. I hope this is going to work, it's an expensive pasting table if it doesn't!  :o
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