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  • #91
    My last 6 chunks of framing have used L-girders so I could get a long span between legs (or other supports). I've put crossmembers between the L girders so as to make them fairly rigid independent of the layout on top. Five of these have gotten conventional joists & risers, the one currently in progress is a support for three independently framed modules. In case I do downtown Newburyport, MA nicely enough that someone wants to get it down the stairs without a lot of sawing.
    James

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    • #92
      Thread bump and a question. Right now I'm researching benchwork for a layout I'll be building late summer/early fall 2018. I'm currently leaning toward thin ply L and T girder, a la Iain Rice. I know the Brits have experience with this type of construction for 'model railway baseboards', especially those intended for the exhibition circuit. But can anyone, stateside or across the pond, or down under, speak to this method? I have done the tried and true dimensional lumber butt-joint box-frame plywood-top construction but I don't want a heavy thing that will warp. I don't have a table saw but do have a circular saw and am planning to get a rip guide to cut down sheets. Oh, and I don't want to do foam. Thoughts?

      Galen
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      • #93
        This thread contains considerable detail on building lightweight modules from plywood: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=37524 Not sure if the 17/32" material James used is as thin as you're thinking of, but many of the fabrication techniques should apply.
        James

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