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Old 22-08-2018, 11:16 PM   #51
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One bonus was the discovery (if you can call it that) of the method of making the supports from threaded rods. It saved a lot of headscratching (and splinters) from combining offcuts of various thickness to get the right height.



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Are the splinters from the head scratching or the wood working!!
Very good English by the way
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Old 23-08-2018, 12:17 PM   #52
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Nice to see you get my drift, Ted. I find that ZENZ no 8, or Swiss Renuwell, used instead of Head and Shoulders, offers quite good protection for the fingertips.
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Old 23-08-2018, 04:42 PM   #53
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Wow, Artur, what a plan! I note that ,at the outset, you say "we" . How many of you are going to be engaged on this project? Whatever & whenever the outcome, I too will be interested (intrigued?) to see your progress. Good luck!
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Old 24-08-2018, 08:43 PM   #54
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Thank you, Steamnut. That "we". You've got me there. It's certainly not meant to be royal. I always say "we" in my newsletters to the Friends of the RSR and I suppose it seeped across that way. This layout project is almost entirely my own work. Only when a second pair of hands is indispensible do I rope one of mates in.
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Old 24-08-2018, 08:49 PM   #55
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Work has now begun on joining the new layout to the old. I've had to deviate from my original plan to mount all the new boards before touching the old ones. Comes of working empirically, I suppose. Board 8 from the old layout, which carries the turntable, has been truncated as far as possible and the surrounding new boards cut to fit. The fit is a bit coarse as I had to do much of the work by line of sight.

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The work is documented more fully on flickr:
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Old 30-08-2018, 11:29 PM   #56
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Default More continuous run.

Supports for the contrun1 and headshunt boards have been set up most of the way along the south side of the layout and the boards laid in temporarily to check the fit. Seems OK. Truing up the supports was a long, drawn-out procedure, with much cross-checking with the spirit level and fine correction to get everything level. No excuses, it had to be done and has paid off; the threaded rods and locknuts have turned out to be a useful method.

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Old 09-09-2018, 10:43 PM   #57
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The station-level boards have been finally set up and fixed down. The supports had to be redone because the long spirit level I used turned out to be biased. The opportunity was take to reduce the number of supports and strengthen the boards. Board 8 from the old layout has been set in place at the right height. I also found a way to compensate for the difference in thickness of the old and new boards and underlay. This is a major step of the integration of the old and new layouts, something of a milestone. At last I can get on with installing the old layout.

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