Luib Bridge

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Gary wrote:
    Mr Flounder kind sir, I think they are being very unkind to your great selfness, there is yourself with the body of a God - pity its Budda :avatar:

    Tom

    Great progress

    The underside of the bridge piece and the top surface of the lower support section, may be worth sanding smooth, and varnishing, then sanding again to reduce any friction before assembly.

    Paul
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks for the comment and suggestions. The turntable will be getting fixed down today and I'll sand down the bridge bearing as well. The whole lot shall be varnished to seal it but the bearing will get particular attention.

    On another note, I am flabbergasted that anyone could be less than astounded by my fine physique. In fact my flabber has never been so ghasted. My wholesomeness has never been at such heights before. Ah well ........ Looks like the minions have much time on there hands. More homework needed I fear.

    :scratchchin:

    I'll catch up again later.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh Superior Being, Man of Masculinity, Perfect Modelled Speciman, Adonis etc, etc... :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Looking forward to the finished turntable.

    Cheers, Gary

    ps. Now, do I get out of the homework...??
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Gary wrote:
    Simlpe answers range from , No to nae chance to Dream on :avatar:

    His Flounderness will show weaknes, unless a bacon roll offered, then that's a totally different storey.

    Paul
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Some things are easier undone than others. I must admit now that you have seen my handsomeness in a better light, you are in with a chance. :avatar:
     
  6. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Well the heavens have opened and it's gushing it down. The patio slabs were just drying out nicely as well. :scratchchin: a rethink of today's activities is on the cards. At least until the rain calms down.

    :hammer:
     
  7. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Get the airbrush and paints out. You can always weather up the track. Or perhaps start building some platforms or structures... :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  8. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok so had no luck making a diagram Toto but was able to use your diagram to sketch in the way the preload works to make the lazy Susan bearing stable using a bolt through to the second bearing
    You will need side girders along the table deck as well due to the weight of the O scale Locos the ply will flex some ply strips would do, also becomes the saftey sides of the table to protect from unwanted trips to the floor

    Attached files [​IMG]
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks for that Chris,
    food for thought. Todays progress has been zuilch due to rain but I;m looking at a few ideas for parts that could maybe be used as per your sketch.
    A disappointing day but I don't want to expose untreated plywood ( or power tools ) to the elements. I'll make up for it next weekend even if it means buying a cheap gazebo to work under. After all, rain is no stranger here.:avatar:
    cheers
    toto
     
  10. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi,
    well the rain went off and the baseboard build continued. here is what I had to start todays exercise,
    a load of unassembled bits.
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    it all has to start somewhere, so I started from the joining end and progressed.
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    First layer of ply nearly there.
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    ahhhh getting there.
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    and another
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    a board joint from underneath.
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    looking not bad.
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    pretty sturdy stuff when the strapping starts going in,
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    and more,
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    and some more.
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    The finished item really not counting the bridge deck and bearing supports.
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    All sides on now,
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    and from another item ........ and enter stage left baseboard 1.
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    its a big sucker as Gormo would say. :avatar:
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    and the last shot for today. Apologies that the bridge bearing did not get underway but it was a very late start by the time the rain went off.
    all comments welcome.
    cheers
    toto
     
  11. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just thinking .........:scratchchin: this needs legs........... and the obligatory naming ceremony ......... or is that just tempting fate and jinxing it. :avatar:
    I have the ideal timber for the legs. Could be one of next weekends tasks. As for a name ...... anything to get the ideas flowing is welcome.
    cheers
    toto
     
  12. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Will the legs be fitted solid or will they be hinged so that you can take the layout to exhibitions ?? :scratchchin:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    They need to be flexible Gary as it cant stay assembled. It will be taken down after every session.
    There maybe the odd occassion where it could be left up in the house at the weekend ........ but the very odd occassion. I'll hold judgement as to if it will be up to exhibition standard. It may make the odd appearance at a church fate if welcomed.
    we'll see. maybe underestimating my ability a bit. fingers crossed.
    cheers
    Toto
     
  14. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Its Luib Bridge.
    Luib is an area beside Glendochart where they had a couple of sidings off the main Crianlarich line. They had an old carriage where workers would stay over night when working on repairs on the permanent way.
    There was an old water tower and a bit of a platform.
    My layout will have the platform and maybe a water tower albeit a bit bigger than the original prototype. I will subsitute the purpose of the sidings for goods sidings.
    There was also numerous bridges crossing small hill streams and old sheep drovers track / landrovers tracks.
    thats that.
    cheers
    toto
     
  15. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Luib Bridge - is that slang for the forth road bridge, as them baseboards look big enough to put it on.

    The boards look really good, cant wait to see track on em

    Paul
     
  16. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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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.

    Toto
     
  17. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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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.

    cheers

    toto
     
  18. gormo

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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.

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  19. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Shall be done.

    Thanks for your take on it Gormo.

    Told you that you would say " big Sucker " lol

    cheers

    toto
     
  20. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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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.

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     

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