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 Posted: 25 Jul 2016 20:09
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It's on it's way. As soon as the turntable bearing is installed. Should be on to that this weekend and have a week or so after that to get cracking with as much as I can.

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Just thinking,


Given that my baseboards are going to be mostly covered with natural landscape, ie grass or muck etc should I maybe give the baseboards a coat of my brown emulsion prior to varnishing them ?


There may be the odd small building but not many. The main man made structures, ie the platform with warehousing runs along the back six inches of the board in low relief.


any comments, suggestions or alternatives appreciated.


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 Posted: 26 Jul 2016 11:44
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Hey Toto....that`s one big sucker of a baseboard.

Regarding varnish and paint.

I was told years ago that you can`t paint over varnish.......rubbish!!!......but you need to test first to make sure the paint will cover the varnish. I had to resort to lots of preparation when I did it because it was being done in my lounge room, and it worked fine, however for a model railway that`s going to be covered with landscape anyway, I would simply test it on some scrap to see if it works.???.

If it does work, go with it because if you varnish over the paint instead, you may get a shine unless you use Matt varnish or give it a light sanding.

Either way, you will make it work, but my preference would be paint over varnish, because varnish first, means you can slap it on to ensure a weather proof seal.

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Shall be done.


Thanks for your take on it Gormo.


Told you that you would say " big Sucker " lol


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Ah you see Toto,

We`ve known each other for a good while now and you are able to predict what I`ll say.

Well that`s part of the journey and the community experience.... in my book......a good thing in many ways.


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As long as you both don't start finishing off each others sentences  ... we should be OK  :mutley2:

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Yes, the journey has been a good one. Now ...... Mind and buy your ticket for the next stage. It starts Saturday when I struggle with my big sucker of a bearing. :avatar:

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Well it's home time today. Still got a few things to organise for finishing up my employment tomorrow so won't see the shed until tomorrow evening at the earliest.

However, there is a list of things for this weekend starting with the bridge bearing.
I am itching to get the track work started and the baseboards painted. I'll probably do the track first and the paint can come next. If I do it the other way around, I'll need to wait for the paint to dry before attacking the track. :scratchchin:

The bearing could take a wee while but no worries. I also have some copper clad with which to install at the track end on the bridge for the fitting of the keepers.

A bit of a mix of tasks this weekend. Makes it a bit more interesting. :thumbs:

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Well,
some progress made today. i had some work to do to the internal " hole " where the bridge bearing was about to go but needed a floor first ti give me a height to work off.
I went to B & Q first for some of this.


and again,


and then I started by fixing a couple of timber battens along the bottom inside edge.


I then took the piece of ply that I cut out to create the the " well ",


It was not long enough for my purpose as I needed a couple of inches more so I cut it in half in order to be able to slot a extension piece in the middle ........ all will become clearer. ........ I think.


the first piece goes down,


and then the rest as above.


I then used a couple of strips to form the sides.


and there we have it .......... Now .....


The bendy stuff gets cut to size and flexed in ( temporarily ) ........ some of you may have guessed by now ....... or at least partially.


The other end goes in.


and then the sides.
a bit of work to see if this can go where I want it to go but we'll see.
more later.
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Well,
decided to take the easy route to get the pivot point for the sector plate aligned. it means going back to the sector plate itself just being a non scenic part but the attempt I made at a pillar arrangement was not steady enough.
here is where I am at.


The two support timbers when installed had to be knocked out of the straight in order to get the plate running smooth and meeting all reference points. doesnt look so good but it aligns perfectly where I need it to and runs smoothly. It can maybe be tweaked again later.


A length of track goes down to play around with reference points.


there will be a cutting of track on each arm before hitting the 2 sets of points which will be aligned to the edge of the board to meet up with the other board.


they are only placed roughly ( not fixed ) the points need to move towards the edge of the board a bit to ensure a straight run off.
Anyway ...... thats it for the moment.
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You'll have it done by the end of the week :worship:

You dont get much track in for such a large baseboard, you'll need a bigger shed :thumbs:

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This is looking good Toto


Just thinking out loud the sink hole looks deep enough to be used for storage of the unused rolling stock and still have space for the table to turn above it. If it is you could install some card strips along the base cut at 26-27mm wide to fit between the flanges to keep all the stock in line and neat with in the sink hole.:thumbs:



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Good idea Chris ..... I like that :thumbs:



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Have not done a stroke in the shed today for a couple of reasons.
first, dealing with a couple of calls I have been waiting for re potential new jobs. Second, I was out with me dad for a beer last night, taking advantage of the fact I wasn't having to drive this morning.
I may get out the boards and start working on getting some track down. I can align the boards and temporarily screw then together to allow me to make thr transition from one to the other. 
I need to pick up SWMBO from work first though at about 5 ish.
I'll report any progress later
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