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  • I'm looking forward to the big installation.
    Me too, Michael!

    It will be a big load off my mind. I'll also be happy to get back to some trackbed timber work, although I might work backwards with the ceiling and backdrop, getting the long skinny section(s) done next.

    Cheers, Mark.

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    • Mark,
      Very nice carpentry work! The work is clean and precise, very neat looking. A video of you installing it might be entertaining, for the viewer at least.

      Scott

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      • Very nice carpentry work! The work is clean and precise, very neat looking. A video of you installing it might be entertaining, for the viewer at least.
        Thanks very much for the compliment, Scott.

        Mmmm - we'll see who turns up to help with the move. I'll be way too busy to video, but...

        Cheers, Mark.

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        • Tonight's the night!

          (That's Thursday night for those of you still living in yesterday).

          Cheers, Mark.

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          • Mark

            Good luck! We want to see pictures of it in place. I'm writing this on Wednesday, night. Yup, still living in yesterday.
            Last edited by jsiekirk; 04-20-2022, 08:39 PM.

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            • Its done!

              Update soon. Its 11:29pm Thursday night here - and time for bed!

              Cheers, Mark.

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              • Just WOW Mark. Amazing building going on here....
                Carl

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                • Just WOW Mark. Amazing building going on here....
                  Thanks very much, Carl!

                  It was a great night last night and it feels so good to have that difficult splicing done and out of the way!

                  Cheers, Mark.

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                  • Morning guys.

                    Well - where to start? perhaps with a photo...
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                    What the hell it that? I hear you ask... Well - I didn't have enough saw horses so I asked one of my friends to bring a couple along. Being a newly retired builder - the two he bought had had a long, hard life. They were handed over accompanied with the assurance "they might look rough, but they are penty strong - they wont break". We'd set up two planks resting on four saw horses, had lifted and moved the ceiling piece back towards the corner of the room, rotated it through about 45 degrees and lowered it so the 600mm backdrop was only just above the existing Tellynott ceiling when BANG! The saw horse under the owner of the saw horse neatly snapped into two large and one small piece. This is the small piece. Fortunately that side of the sub assembly fell less than 50mm to rest on the Tellynott ceiling. Richard and I came down in a rush, but no one was injured and the sub assembly remained intact. A step lader was quickly shuffled into position, the plank reinstated and the move continued. Better work stories everyone!

                    Photo 2 - shows the ceiling of Tellynott at right and the new Shadowlands ceiling at left. You can see I achieved my 10mm tolerance pretty well.
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                    We had 7 of us in all. This was a couple more than I thought I needed, but the more the merrier! Unfortunately our photographer was late, and so most of the action was missed. I decided the a drywall lifter would just get in the way so didn't hire one. We had one person on each of the four corners and two extra people to swap out with me when I needed to 'tweak' things and to pass things. This was especially necessary when the studs need to be caressed into position - and of course, no one quite understood my plan as well as me. Things fitted together pretty well. There were a couple of places where I added a shim of MDF between a stud and a joist, but otherwise it all worked very well. Screwing the scrap pieces up to the bottom of the joists for the studs to rest on was a fantastic idea!. Within an hour we were all inside having tea, coffee and freshly baked date cake, curtesy of my wife. I went back out to the barn around 9:30 and by 11:30 had all the studs around the right side of the splice glued and screwed in position. I had fitted all these to the lid before the move so everything was pre drilled and pre countersunk.

                    Photo 3 - a wider shot of the two ceilings.
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                    Photo 4 - the 30mm tolerance against the side wall.
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                    Photo 5 - here we are with the splice done. This is before I added the studs to the right.
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                    Photo 6 - and here we have the studs in place.
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                    Photo 7 - a view from the threshold. Those are my two saw horses still intact.
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                    More soon, cheers, Mark.
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                    • Wow.

                      I understand what is going on, now. Well done! Glad no harm came to man or module.

                      Mike
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                      • WOW, is right.
                        Very impressive.
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                        • I'm just getting caught up, Mark. I agree with the others, you do impressive woodwork.

                          George
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                          • Wow.

                            I understand what is going on, now. Well done! Glad no harm came to man or module.
                            Thanks, Michael.

                            Sorry I don't have any in progress shots to show you. It would have explained things better. But, like I said, my photographer was late.

                            Cheers, Mark.

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                            • WOW, is right.
                              Very impressive.
                              Thanks, Rick.

                              Its great to get that splice out of the way. Like I say - hopefully - the trickiest bit of the whole layout timberwork done.

                              Cheers, Mark.

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                              • I'm just getting caught up, Mark. I agree with the others, you do impressive woodwork.
                                Thanks, George.

                                I do enjoy working with wood. Besides - its always an excuse to buy some new 'necessary' tools! So far this time its been a replacement impact driver, a replacement jigsaw and a sliding compact mitre saw.

                                Cheers, Mark.

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