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  • #31
    Nice carpentry work there Craig.

    I know what you mean about building just for the sake of building. A couple of years ago My wife told me that the entire basement is mine (except for the laundry room for some reason) to do what I want with, so I intermediately starting drawing track plans to fill the new real estate only to realize that 1) it will probably never get built as I work out of town (sometimes our of country) for months at a time and 2) I was really happy with what I already have.

    So instead I made myself a dedicated modeling room and will use the rest of the basement as a crew lounge as I host operating sessions from time to time.
    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

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    • #32
      Robert, The depth is 33 inchs Viewing is 39 inch''s tall total height is 48 inches and top valance is 5 1/2 which might change ??
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      • #33
        Craig,

        Nice benchwork so far. I like the auto memorabilia as well.

        Scott

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        • #34
          Thanks Scott, My signs are all repo the nice orig signs are to much now. What I really like is my Antique Pressed steel and Tin Toys
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          • #35
            Need a good way to make legs to support the layout havent come up with a anything yet?? The layout height is 39 inches right now I can raise it a little more.
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            • #36
              dont want to get to close to the dropped ceiling its at 5 inches now
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              • #37
                Shadow boxes are really nice to really bring the viewer into the diorama.
                I designed a shadow box for modular build:
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                I have the CAD files if anyones interested.
                Michael Graff

                "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                Swedish custom model builder.

                http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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                • #38
                  Michael, I really like what you came up with The corner pieces are cool
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                  • Philip
                    Philip commented
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                    Sure are!

                • #39
                  Your off to a great start Craig and interesting how those draw the eyes to the subject. Shoot some screws in the legs it will be fine.

                  Philip

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                  • #40
                    Phillip, I'm looking way down the road on this I want to be able to take the Legs on and off I'm thinking I might want to Take It to a Train Show. I want to beef it up a little in that area were the legs mount to I have no Idea how Heavy it will be when done?? All the scenery will be foam based and I'll be thinking about weight all the time.
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                    • #41
                      Nice work Craig.
                      For the legs, if want them removable without having to unscrew them each time, the best solution is to make a pocket frame, so they can just be slid in and out of, instead of being fixed to you benchwork.
                      Otherwise, bolts with wingnuts is another idea.
                      Regards Rob

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.

                      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                      • #42
                        I'm going to try and find someone local that can make something out of Metal....weld up some flat stock.... to hold the wooden legs in a metal pocket and bolt that in each corner of the layout. Have to wait till next week when everyone is Open again.
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                        • #43
                          NO METAL made these up today with wood Tight fit had to pound a leg in with a rubber mallet
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                          • Philip
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                            Pretty slick!

                        • #44
                          no ill have to drill them and i'll use bolts/ washers/ wing nuts
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                          • #45
                            Good layout progress Craig keep those photos coming.

                            Tom

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