South Pelaw Junction

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Tony Wilkins
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Tony Wilkins » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 am

Lucky you!
You could hold Scaleforum in there.
Tony.

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 am

Serjt-Dave wrote:Whens the party?


Once I get the first train running which, at my pace of working, could be some time yet :mrgreen:

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Baseboard kits have arrived for stage 1 which will be 30' * 3'

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm

One down, nine to go...

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm

Boards are all done, 18' for the initial scenic section:

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and another 12' that will, initially, be used as fiddle yards...

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Horsetan
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Horsetan » Tue May 21, 2019 7:55 am

Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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jon price
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby jon price » Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 am

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 am

Horsetan wrote:
Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?


I'm now part of the South Pelaw EM group so have full access, even got a mention in the MRJ article :)

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 am

jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Alan Turner » Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.



Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25

https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adju ... gLd4PD_BwE

https://www.screwfix.com/p/height-adjus ... lsrc=aw.ds

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm

Alan Turner wrote:
John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.



Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25

https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adju ... gLd4PD_BwE

https://www.screwfix.com/p/height-adjus ... lsrc=aw.ds

regards

Alan


Having clicked on Alan's link to Screwfix, it is clear that is where mine came from.

The boards are resting on temporary wooden beams for now but, as it is difficult to get timber that is dead straight, I'm going to get some beams made up from square metal sections.

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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Thu May 23, 2019 9:27 pm

Templot plan is down with a couple of trains for effect:

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Martin Wynne
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Martin Wynne » Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 pm

John Donnelly wrote:Templot plan is down with a couple of trains for effect

+1
40 years developing Templot. And counting ...

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Mark Tatlow
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Mark Tatlow » Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.


I have used this system on the new layout (which will be at Scaleforum in September for anyone that wants to take a look) and am very pleased with them.

A couple of nuances are that they are, as supplied by Draper (or others), not that adjustable as they only adjust in 50mm intervals. I dealt with this by a bit of welding to create some screw adjustments. You can see this here https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/04/ ... -supports/ . I also cut and shut them to make them a lot wider https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/02/ ... we-get-to/ so that I could use them to support two baseboards deep.

I have used timber girders made from ply but I did have the advantage of a joiners shop to ensure that they were made truly flat for me (they were actually run through the circular bench saw after they were made to make sure of this). You can see them in this post from my blog https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/09/ ... -complete/




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John Donnelly
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon May 27, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks Mark, yes, they will need some form of finer adjustment. Your post has made me think that I could make girders as L girders out of ply.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon May 27, 2019 5:30 pm

A look in to the, hopefully, not too distant future for the layout...

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