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.
  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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  7. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Board 4 is now well under way, I'm making the most of the good weather..
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  8. isambardme

    isambardme Western Thunderer

    Well done Tony, good to see our Heyside standard adjustable height legs too! ;)
    Cheers, Steve
  9. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    With a bit of track planning, we'll be able to join it to Heyside and have a 60' layout!
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  10. TheSnapper

    TheSnapper Western Thunderer

    Lets hope your floor is flatter than Richard's undercroft!

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  11. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    I spotted this on another thread on the Guild forum, and a quick trip to the builders merchant turned a saw guide for 17 notes. The guide on the saw doesn't give me a straight cut, but this does and it clamps to the workpiece. The cuts are still not absolutely perfect and I suspect wear in the bearing in the saw, but they will do. I'm cutting edging strips here.
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  12. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Board 5 takes shape, now that the summer house kit has vacated the garage... As the year moves on, it will get to a point where I can't make them outside. It's about a days work per board. Nine more to go....
  13. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I see you couldn't get hold of a James Bond style revolving number plate for the vehicle :oops: - a case of leaning out t'winder t'change plates :D.
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  14. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Enjoying reading the build, keep at it and keep the updates coming
  15. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Looking really good Tony, I’ll pick your brains at the weekend about all things base boards as I’m hoping to make a start next year on board building,

  16. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Is there a roof?;)
  17. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Not yet pal. But there will be soonish........:D:thumbs:
  18. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Ah you beat me to it..

  19. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Yes - plates from some of my old cars in the past....

    More junk has been evicted - or stored under the layout, that pile in the middle is next out. We are round the first corner now.

    Board 6 is now under way:-
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  20. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    More clutter has been evicted and now with 8 out of 14 boards made, it was time to bolt together and begin to level the boards. I had the kind assistance of DLOS. The railway room is still a repository for surplus household stuff. This was the first of, I hope regular Basford North working days to come.

    But with the baseboards in place it is starting to look a little more orderly.