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Old 26-03-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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I think it is better to start with a small part of a large layout than a total board of a small layout. I wonder what the concensus of opinion might be? Or is it a matter of 'what suits you best' ?
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I think i would get the layout board down first you then know the limits to the track when its finished.....
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Old 26-03-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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Yes, I would make the base board (or baseboards) to your available space and go from there.
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I was intending to have a baseboard made up of three sections. The two ends will be 4ft (1metre) square and perhaps a station at the left roundy roundy bit. To join the two ends together will be a 5ft X 2ft run with station and perhaps sidings. Although the sidings, workshop and anything else peeps consider necessary train/loco wise could go in the middle of that roundy roundy bit.
A BTW is that the middle run will be supported by the four legs on each of the ends.
My grand sons want a water feature, a railway bridge and a tunnel. Perhaps later . I have sketched my proposed baseboard below. I have got the 9mm ply and have had it cut to suit the measurements below with the exception of the middle bit. I was going to have that 6ft long but that may be a bit long. It is 2ft wide but is still 8ft at the moment.
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Old 26-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #5
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Hopefully here is the sketch I should have uploaded before clicking the submit button. It works in preview!
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Old 26-03-2017, 02:52 PM   #6
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Looks good Jim. 6 foot is quite long so would need substantial bracing to stop it sagging - is it possible to add a couple of legs in the middle or does this cover some other furniture?
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Old 26-03-2017, 03:16 PM   #7
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Jim, hi, Teeds right, needs more legs. Iwould add 4, supporting middle section. I support every four feet. Nice idea for baseboard. Build it all, before you FIX, any track. You can lay some, to have a play, of course, to relieve boredom. john
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Old 26-03-2017, 03:27 PM   #8
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I did think 6ft a bit long, and 4 ft a bit short so I arrived at 5 ft, is that too long do you think?
My problem is over engineering stuff. Doing an apprenticeship on heavy transport means everything I make supports a ton.....or more .
The authorities have given planning permision to use old dining room cubes as storage facilities that are 32" high. I'd have to make the legs on each side a little longer.
Can I put legs in the middle? Well mine have to fit in there somewhere when I sit, so either side of mine yes. Oh I haven't put in the bracing so you need to imagine this as going underneath.
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Old 26-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #9
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It hasn't put in the revamped sketch? I wonder why as I did remember it this time.
Ah, I know, I didn't click the upload button.......
Jim (flashing the 'L' plates still).
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Old 26-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thanks both, it is appreciated here. Yes four legs can go in there, it's just that I am aware of overdoing things......usually .
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