Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Fifth Day of New Layout Progress.

This day was half used up in packing up, Alice Springs, Glen gave me a hand before nicking off for another golf expedition.

Items progressed, include:
Back drops from 6mm MDF cut to size.

3mm bases for the fiddle yard board cut to size.

Three scenery boards have their 3mm bases installed.

I made up a drill template which should make building of blanking ends alot simpler and more precise, and it works a treat!
Here are some pictures, as evidence of progress.

A gaggle of boards in various stages of completion.

Here is the underside of board #3 
The top side of board #3 back drop has been fitted and T nuts have been located for the ends and sides.

The cutting board all ready to go.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The fourth Day of New Layout progress

This was a little stunted, as I had more than one thing to accomplish.
However I managed to complete the frames for boards 10 and 11, thus now all complete.
I had to run down to Bunnings for some more 3mm and 6mm MDF, and 12mm ply.
However my Local Bunning store is fairly lousy in maintaining stock in certain items, and getting them ordered in, Well, I have to be honest that almost never works.

So I got on to the Ipad and did some searching, and as luck would have it, I found a mob in SA willing to supply the amount I needed, and had them in stock.
When they arrived on the front door on Saturday, three days after I ordered them, I was most impressed.

Check out,

And case catches

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Third day new layout progress

Hi All
I have made the executive decision to build a new fiddle yard for the new layout, this will be generic.  Also be able to fit into the current train room.  More work but worth it in the long run.
Two boards to go and we are done.  Note that the boards will be squared up with the attachment of the 3mm MDF base.  So don't sweat it!

The lads at DCC concepts have come to the party with the track, should be able to make my deadline.

All ahead full!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The first day of Easter new layout progress

Hi All

So, with a bit of luck, I managed to get all of Easter off.
Which means that I had time to start on some new boards.
First things first, Two 2.4 by 1.2 sheets of 12mm ply have been reduced to kit form.

This is the results of the afternoons work.

Lengths of ply all cut to size.

The 3mm MDF bases are all cut up.

Here is a roughly of the plan, the keen eye will figure it out.

enjoy Scott

Second day of Easter new layout progress.

So day Two, I was down to Bunnings first thing, and got a proper drop saw, to get all the corner blocks .  So I managed to knock out all the blocks and fiddle with some of the more intricate items.

Never the less, in eight hours five boards have been knocked up.

Here is all five boards positioned on the decking while the glue dries.

This is the corne board needed to be deep for the height of the cutting.

This is the deepest board, 350mm deep, and will need to be just 30mm higher than the other boards, this is so that it can clear the bar area.

The slit in the side is for the other side board to slot into.

The two low boards are still 60mm thick, easy done!

No bad for eight hours work!