Andy’s (& Dads) OO revival

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  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Unfortunately, we have had a set back. During a running session one evening when it was persisting it down, I noticed water running down the inside wall... which is rather odd...

    So we took the option to remove the roof panels and see what’s behind after 4 years..

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    Most of the roof is good, but as you can see, some boards have gone dark, which suggests water ingress. However, we have a damp meter and they are all currently showing normal, so it’s only intermittent. It’s also the same board all the way across, which co-insides with where the felt roof sections overlap.!!

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    The down side was that I had to remove the section that sits across the door way so we could get the roof boards outside.
    Although 2 panels came out, 4 will be going back as we intend to cut them in half to make removal a little easier in future if they need to come down again.

    I’ve also fitted some round air vents in the inside walls about 12 inches from the floor in each panel to vent them.

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    The went on the roof and re bitumen’d the joints and tacks, some of which were loose, so hopefully the water ingress from the rain will now stop -and we can repaint the back panels again as the rain has really damaged the white paint.

    Anyway, they circular layout was back up and running by 4pm, but we haven’t replaced the roof panels yet.

    Whilst work was underway, I also cleared out the shed, swept and hoovered it, and put half of it back, however there is a huge pile of polystyrene that is soon to go to the tip that I have decided we won’t need (probably still kept more than needed!) so it’s a bit tidier in there and room for two people to move again.

    I’ve made some progress on laying the start of the yard but need to more points. Soon we will be back to looking at putting the posts in and the boards ready for laying the new extended circle outside which is about a 9ft radius.

    More soon!
     
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    Last few days some further progress has been made. As the inside (smaller) shed boarding has been completed, we have taken the opportunity to find the external board level ready for the outside. Now knowing this, dad has made a start with the first board. This is in temporary position as seen here.

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    We’re off to the toy and train fair tomorrow to try and get some points so I can lay the main lines up to the shed wall.. then we can look at creating the “holes”. There maybe two tunnel portals as it will be four tracks coming out in to two lines (effectively half a loop).

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    The track will run behind me and then go back in to the bigger shed near to where the broom poles are.

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    Little bit of tree trimming will be required.
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    We plan to put a water feature in the ground in the middle... it’s a rock pool type one, so shouldn’t be wet feet if you need to clean the track or re-rail any stock.
    More next week we hope!
     
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    Well we have the points, started laying the track roughly where we want it to go before we cork the baseboard and make the final hole in the outside.

    Posts are going in for the board supports. All starting to progress. I can see a lot of soldering coming on soon with some jumpers at rail joints.

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    Inside the siding shed. Minimum 6 lines here, may squeeze some more in. D33758DB-6C54-4EA9-8D6D-837270CE7FE1.jpeg
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    End of the loops back inside the main shed opening out in to the yard fan.
     
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    Today was spent laying cork underlay. Trimmed around the support posts, one side has been done and glued (I’ve done it in two halves) and the other side has been cut, but not glued yet as the board it sits upon needs to be lifted to allow access to cut the hole in the wall.

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    Four tracks have been placed and I can fit at least 6 lines in within the small shed, this may just go up to 8. If not, it will be 7 with the extra (reverser in to) siding being closest to us) approx spacing has been done and it’s looking good although I need to some juggling as the inside is at “trainset” set track spacing but the outside may just drop to streamline spacings.
     
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    Showing the track loosely laid on the cork ready to cut the hole.

    Dad is cutting the curved boards.

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    Moving on, despite the showers, Dad has knocked up some boards... not quite what I had wanted, but, they do the job so I’ve bit my tongue. After all he’s done for me, would I have been right to have said it’s not what I wanted (when it’s my Dad and my sons layout in his house?)

    Anyway, digressing... posts are in dad was looking to postcrete the first two this afternoon. Top deck is starting to go in (helping align the posts) and we have the first 90 degrees in situe.

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    Setting up the first post.

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    Extending out (yes the post is vertical although it doesn’t look it in the picture!) the deck needs securing to the post to stop the turn out. It’s leaning under weight at the moment but that will have extra bracing fitted once we have dried posts (Crete).

    Andy
     
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    Nice extension work going on there Mr S but have you had the shed on hire from Porterbrook ? :avatar:
     
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    ha, maybe so - although dad has talked of a change to BR ivory and crimson.
     
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    Just a bit of running in today
     
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