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Old 20-06-2016, 09:13 PM   #11
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Looking good. I would fit a 1" rebate - it is extremely easy for a loco to slip over the edge and crash down onto the floor.
Just asking, do you mean a raised lip on the edge of the board to act like a wall?

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Old 20-06-2016, 09:42 PM   #12
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I have screwed strips of Perspex on the edge of my layout to prevent kamakazi rolling stock and also to prevent small fingers causing any damage.
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Old 20-06-2016, 10:11 PM   #13
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4mm Ply going round the out side of mine. maybe cover it in brick paper....
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Old 20-06-2016, 10:16 PM   #14
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I wanted something I could see through that didn't stand out.
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Old 20-06-2016, 11:06 PM   #15
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Steve, believe me, mistakes and profanity will be expected, but so far most clangers are being spotted before too late, my personal skill is in say, sawing timber two inches short, but I take personal pride in making sure it is EXACTLY two inches short lol. Good idea re edging, my plan is to build inwards so well will get smaller but let's not get ahead of ourselves, so far all I've done is draw a few lines on some plywood lol
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Old 21-06-2016, 07:50 AM   #16
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Hi there, walls are simply tapered plasterboard sheets on timber studs, joints filled and emulsion painted. I wanted something that looked clean, wasn't too difficult to put up and could be easily painted. The one concern I have at the moment is noise - being hard walls and ceiling surfaces it's pretty echoey in there, I've carpeted the floor which has helped, so I'll see how it goes as I build the layout. The helix is a means to an end - purely to move stock from the storage area to the main deck so it's only going to be a single track of 2nd radius to keep the size down and mostly hidden - I won't need to run any of my big locos down there - only a small loco or shunter to bring stock up and down. I'm building a ramp between the upper level and main deck.
That look's brilliant. I have insulated my new shed and the echo is very minimal. The only problem is spiders which I think I have solved with Peppermint Oil, just spray it around all corners and door frames and no more spiders, you do have to spray regular but it works for me.

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Old 21-06-2016, 09:44 AM   #17
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That look's brilliant. I have insulated my new shed and the echo is very minimal. The only problem is spiders which I think I have solved with Peppermint Oil, just spray it around all corners and door frames and no more spiders, you do have to spray regular but it works for me.

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Conkers also keep spiders away, i also noticed a reduction in my workshop when i brought some horse chestnut timber...
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I have it on good authority from my spider hating daughter that peppermint works a treat but conkers don't. Apparently her bedroom and the rest of her flat had so many conkers that it was almost dangerous, and the spiders took no notice of them.
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That's strange, I've used conkers in the past to good effect.
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