Leek station- an O Gauge project

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    The first of seven leg supports were made in the workshop last week and a trial fit together of a couple of baseboards were successful too, only another six to knock up now which shouldn't be much work as mostly all the components have already been cut out. I shall fit height adjusters on the legs and decided not to router a rebate on the top support bar holding the baseboard ends in place because A) its a lot of work making a jig and B) a 3mm rebate would weaken the support, so I'll cut thin fillets of wood and glue them to for the shape instead. The cross brace supports holding the legs rigid will be aluminium flat bar... we will very soon have a nice foundation to start building this model on.

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    For 12mm ply I tend to just plunge through.
    And pilote drill the retaining screws - helps to prevent spliting the wood - don't ask.

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    ok I won't :avatar:
     
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    Recently I purchased some adjustable cabinet legs from a company "darn sarf" who make and supply such things, 14 of these have now been fitted to the wooden support frames which will carry the baseboards, now the question I'd like to ask is on the threaded rod connected to the plastic ground pad should there be some sort of nut attachment which passes through the top hole of the metal fixing bracket ? The hole dia is 10mm and the thread size is M8... checked on their website and they don't supply anything... or does the wider top hole just allow for some lateral movement ?

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    Anyway the support frames are now finished and here they were propped against some ladders drying in the sunshine today with their final coat of stain varnish.

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    The legs look very nice. The staining didn’t really show on FB messenger and I honestly thought you’d gone Gulf Red!

    I have used similar feet in the past, however mine went in to a nut with grips on to it that fitted over a hole. So the screw thread went up into the wooden support leg itself. There was only one nut on these and it’s held well. Once pressure on the pad with the weight of the layout, they don’t move much as the thread kinda traps the bolt. Do these have a lower nut? I find these are useful with an open ended spanner to wind the foot down or up when set up to gain the level.
     
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    The leg bracket is threaded and the rod with pad just turns onto it just like a nut and bolt. I was looking for a sort of Victorian stain finish of either rosewood or walnut giving a different feel to the presentation of this layout once made, I'm toying with the idea of adding another stain coat of that ruby red Cetol 7 over the walnut which will take the colour to something more so of what is needed. The rendition of Nottingham Vic Booking Hall recreation of wooden paneling is a good comparison.
     
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    I must have been living in Scotland for too long, I used 10mm T nuts fitted in to the leg, and a M10 Coach bolt, if you're worried about the floor surface then a sofa caster will work.

    Paul
     
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    I must have been a Yorkshireman in a previous life as yes, last ones I did were the same. :giggle::giggle:

    But Mr B needs to have some quality to this build! (So not sure why he’s using my prints! :avatar::avatar:)
     
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    Just look at the quality now Mr S... and never mind the width :avatar: Another weak coat of that reddish Cetol 7 stain now on and we have the right shade of finish.

    Five 4 metre aluminium flat bars for the crossbracing now ordered so with luck we can put everything together to see what its like.


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    Well the printer is back in action. And v2.1 of the water column has been printed.

    it’s bigger! And a little longer.!!
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    Here it is having just finished printing.
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    And after coming out the washer - now to carefully remove the supports and then in to the uv cure station.
     
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    That's looking the biz Andy... this column was a main feature of the station.
     
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    That looks superb Andy :thumbs:
     
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    Thanks Kimbo. More to follow in the near future.
     
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    Nice model Andy
     
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