Saturday, 13 September 2014
Basically all out of 19x34mm batten. The main bit is 1m long x 10" tall, the side wings 12" x 10" tall. All held together with glue and 3/4" screws and connected by cheap 38mm hinges from B&Q. These strangely come with 8 screws per hinge rather than the required four. But then at least two are so badly cast that they fall through the holes... quality no object obviously.
The whole sits on a 29-30" high exhibition table taking the bottom of the baseboard to 39"+ . Plus the depth of the board at my standard 3" lifts the track level to not much less than it would be on trestle and a great saving on weight and moving.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Edge needs a storage yard of some sort for its one show. Building one for just a day seems a little wasteful, so I though that it would be an idea to double the usage and make it scenic-able as well. here it is in its basic final shape. track will be lightly tacked down to make a two-road temporary fiddle yard for the day, the permanent stuff will come later. The layout will sit on a fold up base and this board will jack off of it with a single leg, the same method as was used on Garn a couple of years back. Things may all seem a bit disjointed at the moment, but there is a plan. the days work today was to firm this board up with corner blocks and add the lower section base.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
First up was to finish the Egger to tramcar conversion. The second bench seat was added and lead stuffed everywhere before I added the new bulkhead panels in one end. So far so good. Then the tits went up as as I mentioned earlier in this one, there was a worry that the ageing plastic would shatter... it did, and cracked across both layers while removing the second end part.
Onward with the new outer ends and glass.