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quartergauger48
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  9:19:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking room Michael'..Sweet'..



ted :<)

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/22/2018 :  08:36:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, the impressionistic feel of your backdrop testing is TERRIFIC!!!. I agree the toned down test will probably work better [as long as you keep an engine parked there at the end of the track to keep the smoke happy :) ], but the first looks very good as well.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 02/22/2018 08:37:07 AM

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David J Buchholz
Crew Chief

Posted - 02/22/2018 :  09:27:23 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Good to hear! By chance, did it sail to the C&D Railroad? I saw one like it moored to it's dock.

Home of the North Coast Railroad.

Edited by - David J Buchholz on 02/22/2018 09:28:45 AM

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David Clark
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Posted - 02/22/2018 :  5:05:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't wait to watch the progress on this layout. I think your background looks great. You could tone it down with a misting of white spray.
Cheers,
Dave



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Graffen
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Posted - 04/05/2018 :  12:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Let there be light!
First LED strip in place in the train room.
There'll be double rows, the other angled 20 degrees to the wall.
Fill lighting will be with LED spotlights.
Can be okay in the end.


The switched power supplies I use are from Mean well, 12 V and 18 Amps.
They are adjustable between 11.4 V and 12.2 V.



The LED strips are rated at 12 Watt per metre and are 5 metres in length.
4800 K in temperature.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 04/06/2018 :  5:12:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Installed the second LED strip today.

The light level will probably be okay when I can install the outer LED strips as well.

I have to build the valance first, so it'll be in the right places.

My plan is to have the valance about 2-3" outside of the layouts edge.

The LED strips has a 40 light angle and will be mounted 20 inward so it will light straight down at the front, and towards the backdrop.









Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 04/09/2018 :  1:38:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Started the backdrop painting. One wall is sky painted with clouds.
The backdrop is 60' long and 4'6" tall. I use regular wall paints.
I will wait a bit to paint the landscape until after I've started the benchwork.







Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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David J Buchholz
Crew Chief

Posted - 04/09/2018 :  1:49:36 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Having the lights at the edge is the sky will reduce shadows of the buildings upon the backdrop.

Home of the North Coast Railroad.

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Graffen
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Posted - 05/27/2018 :  12:28:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have started the benchwork.

It's 1/2" construction Plywood that I had the lumber yard rip for me in 5" widths.

I have glued and nailed the modules together.

The longest sections will be 8' and no one wider than 2'.

That will make it easier to move if needed.

This is the first two sections:



Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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deemery
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Posted - 05/27/2018 :  12:46:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our Home Depot (lumberyard) has that really nice panel saw that will do long-length cuts on 4' x 8' plywood. (first 2 cuts are free, and $.50/cut afterwards.) Unfortunately, they do not sell the 1/4" hardboard that I needed to cut into 1" strips for splines, so I had to do that myself at home. (I cut the 4' x 8' into 1' x 8' strips using a SkillSaw handheld circular saw. Then I cut the 1' x 8' strips into 1" x 8' using my table saw.) Your benchwork looks very nice, including the holes for the wiring.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Graffen
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Posted - 05/31/2018 :  10:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally some creature comforts.

Carpet laid and trim installed.

It made the room much more comfortable.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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deemery
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Posted - 05/31/2018 :  11:46:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Comfy Chair! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnS49c9KZw8

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Graffen
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Posted - 06/02/2018 :  11:14:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ah, you never expect them!

Progress!



The first benchwork is up. The plywood construction makes it both light and strong.

And here is about a third of the benchwork up:





I selected to use 2x2 standing legs because if I'd used wall mounted brackets, it would have been difficult to match the wall studs.
In any case it's very sturdy. #128512;


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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tillerman1
New Hire

Posted - 06/03/2018 :  08:28:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit tillerman1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is all looking great! And the track plan looks like it will be a lot of fun to operate. I use the same framing method for my benchwork, with foam sheets on top of the frames.


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Graffen
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Posted - 06/03/2018 :  3:16:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Decisions, decisions...


I'm planning the subroadbed, and the stations, yards etc. will have 3/4" plywood. But what about the lines then?

I haven't decided yet if I should use spline or ply subroadbed.

If I should build with spline, should it be 3/4" x 1/4" pine, or 1/4" hardboard?

How to fasten it on the risers? And how should the risers be constructed?

Any thoughts on this?


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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