7mm The Derby Line: Basford North

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by dibateg, 30 August 2013.

  1. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Fortunately she's got one and the base is down- the summer house itself is in bits taking up all of the double garage mind!

    This photo from one of the modelling mags sums up the station very well:-
  2. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    At last I've started making baseboards - I'm making up the first board as a prototype.
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  3. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    I've been making up kits for the plain boards for the storage yard, but even using the guide on the saw, not all of the cuts have been perfect, so I've had to straighten them up with the router.

    I made up a jig to make slots for the cross members - except that the first ones are in the wrong place! Doh!

  4. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Your experience is the same as ours... so the circular saw and guide is used solely to reduce a 8x4 sheet of 6mm birch ply to the rough shapes which are required. A router is used to finish the outline of each part and to produce the slots and tabs (hint, our 6mm ply measures a shade over 6.5mm in thickness so a 6mm router produces a slot which needs a few strokes of a file to give a close fit on a tab)
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  5. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Ah yes - there is a templot plan, not quite finished yet:-
    Basford North V7.png

    And board 2 is now complete. I have miles of skirting board and architrave recovered during the house renovation, that will do for the stretchers. The legs look flimsy, but like Heyside once the whole thing is bolted up it becomes very stable.
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  6. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Three boards now.. The next in to the corner is more complicated to avoid oblique rail crossings over the joins. All that junk is on notice for eviction... Safety edges yet to be added.

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