Getting underway.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    A start was made today on the baseboards for the new Badger Creek. It took all day to get the carpet clean and all the rubbish out and down the tip.
    Wood arrived at 4.30pm and it's now 17.50pm and I have made one 10' by 2'-6" frame and sat it on it's legs. Tomorrow I shall build the other one and start on the side pieces over the weekend. By Monday it should be ready to lay chipboard & Insulation board, I hope.
    Will post some pics as things progress.
    Shamus
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  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Woohoo!! Keep us posted! I can't wait to see it! Wish I was there to help!

    -Rory
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Always interesting to start over EH! We are expecting great things from the new layout:)
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

    Rory, you (and I as well) would only get in his way, I'm afraid. Even if we just watched. I remember seeing a sign in a mechanic's shop once about his hourly rates - something like $20, $30 if you watch, $50 if you help.
    :D :D :D :D :D
    Bill K
  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Yeah, I agree, Bill. I'm not too swift at that stuff yet. Maybe we should figure out a way to put a web cam in his train room... We could set up a website: Live Model Railroad Construction by Paul Templar!

    -Rory
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    sound effects

    bbbzzzzzzzzz....... bang bang bang...... bbbbbzzzzzzzzz chop chop....... clunck..... eee aw eeee aw eeeee aw..... bbbbbzzzzzzzzzz........ WACK!!! OOOOWWWWW..... **hammer hitting thumb**


    Just adding sound effects!! :D
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Yoy ain't far wrong with those sound effects either, half a dozen small cuts plus a trapped foot under some B%$£y wood made my day, however, Look how far I have gotten today. All baseboards now up and just waiting for me to inlay the stilts which will raise the track 6" above the main boards.

    Shamus
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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Looks good and solid Shamus. I presume you don't need angle bracing if you build right to the wall which should make the frame work rock steady.
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Robin,

    No need for angle bracing if you make the legs sit under the main board and are clamped and screwed with a brace behind.

    (Won't move sideways)

    In the photo, the black piece is the brace behind.

    Shamus
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