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 Posted: 16 Jul 2016 22:46
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Ok,

Now entering the construction phase. It's a trip to B and Q tomorrow for 9mm plywood for the baseboard build. I will tidy up the final track plan to straighten out the geometry since the substitution of a left hand point with a Y for the centre siding.

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'bout time, you've been teasing us with this, so........

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Patience now ....... All in good time. :avatar:

It will be DCC and operate with Cobalts,A mixture of Town Street low, full and half relief buildings, a 360 degree single road sector plate. Rolling stock will be. Mixture of An Ixion Fowler & Hudswell Clarke, a kit built Connisuer ( spelt incorrectly ) models 0-4-0 tank. Wagons will be a mixture of Dapol RTR, Parkside Dundas and Connisuer models kit builds in both plastic and etched brass.

The DCC control will be courtesy of NCE and the Cobalts will be operated via the handset via a switch 8.

Baseboards will be 9mm ply and supports will be a mixture of white wood strapping and a sandwich style cross bracing for intermediate supports.

A bearing is still being sourced for the sector plate.

A doddle really.

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 Posted: 17 Jul 2016 00:22
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I take it that with a 360* rotating sector plate, that this layout cannot be operated against a wall...? :scratchchin:
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Correct, it will be free standing and operated in the house or out doors if weather permits.



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It's a go :thumbs: Been the worst kept secret on Platform1 :mutley2:

A small lazy Susan bearing you will need two one above to support the track section the other needs to go under to use as a preload for the bearings with the centre bolt through the two and tensioned to make sure there is preload this takes any slop out of the bearings and you get perfect Alignment
link to a UK supplier on the bay
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Bolton-Bearings/Lazy-Susan-Bearings-/_i.html?_fsub=4741218014&_sid=151905894&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322



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A sketch of that would be good :thumbs:



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Well,
got baseboard 1 of 2 done this afternoon. A couple of intermediate supports to fit yet but thats for later. My daughter is on her way back from Florida and she has been bitten. She has taken a reaction to the bite so its off to A & E when she gets back around five or six oclock.
anyway, here is my progress so far.


This is what we started with, Then I sandwiched a couple of sheets of nine mm ply together. First I ripped a six inch strip of the top layer. My idea is that my Town Street buildings will be built on the six inch strip and dropped in. They can be removed for travelling or storage reducing the chance of damage.



Next up I set about making up the ends and the sides.


And some sandwich style intermediate supports which need trimmed and fitted.


The ends are now going on. One of the ends is two sheet thick as this is the adjoining board with the sector plate ( 2nd board ) which will be getting fitted with dowels etc so the thickness is required. the outer board ends are just one sheet thick ( 9mm )


And jumping on a few stages but there we are.


You can see the lower section where the Town Street dioramas will drop into.


And the under side,


and again,


The long shot ......


and the last shot for now.
All questions / comments etc as usual ......... fill yer boots.cheers
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Looking good Toto that is marine ply I take it y'know Scotland and all that :thumbup:

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Hi Ian,
It is external grade so once its had a couple of coats of varnish to seal it, it should be fine. Its the same stuff I have used on the R & GLR and Ordgait.
Baseboard two with the sector plate will be next weekend when I get back.
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Just sent for two of the lazy Susan bearings ( as per Chris's link ). Hopefully they will be here by next weekend.
still don't know how to install them yet but I'll get my head around it.
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I'm sure someone will, or will have too.

Two Lazy Susan's doesn't make a hyperone.

Nice progress Toto, pity you cant get the varnish on before you leave.

Paul

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Toto wrote:
Just sent for two of the lazy Susan bearings ( as per Chris's link ).
still don't know how to install them yet but I'll get my head around it.
cheers
toto


Working on trying to get something that looks like a mud map for you :mutley2:



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Chris, its just as well there's a wood import ban, otherwise the sector plate kit would be in the post :mutley2:

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