London loft build

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lozstlouis
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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Thanks guys. The wife's loft project has taken a twist so I can do some railway production in the loft for next few months. Giving it some thought over next few days!

Been to my local for a couple of pints with wife & my daughters. They were absorbed in their various new iDevices whilst me & Mrs Loz discussed the family holiday! Kept off subject of railways - thought that was a good move on my part. Ha.

Right dinner next...
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Re: London loft build

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:23 pm

lozstlouis wrote:Kept off subject of railways - thought that was a good move on my part. Ha.

Very tactful :D

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Re: London loft build

Postby js1975 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:48 am

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Very tactful :D


Clearly a man gotta know how to get what he wants.... needs in life.

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Re: London loft build

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:49 am

js1975 wrote:Clearly a man gotta know how to get what he wants.... needs in life.

Absolutely! SWMBO got me a lovely new loco for Christmas :lol:

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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:38 pm

Well I didn't get anything railway-ish for Xmas. But then again I didn't ask! And we all know the saying. Anyhow the woman & girls went out to the cinema to see some dull chick flick so I decided to fix a nagging but dull important loft task. Required my old chop saw that I acquired in post one of this thread!!

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Needed to insert some extra support for the loft boards. Joists are not proper load bearing floor joists - just loft spec storage space joists. But then that's quite normal for an original Victorian loft in what was a two up two down.

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It stopped a rather hideous creak. I inserted some more stud work timbers and made a grid in this gap between the ceiling joists. Once completed I had out the last of the old baseboards (railway V1.0) so its completely clear now ready for me to start construction of V2.0 layout.

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I will order timber from Champion in sunny SW19 - they charge £1.70 for a 2.4m length of CSL stud which with its planed round edges is nice to work with. Its also treated. Will somehow incorporate the work bench into the framework & include some stock/clutter storage. Am debating on staying with an openframe construction & cut my trackbed from 9mm birch ply when I get to it... Although not totally sure yet.

Have a couple of days flexi in the bank at work and a small timber budget to spend. Just need a fine day so I can cut outdoors in the garden & I should gte bulk of it knocked out in one session. Best get that timber on order!
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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:06 pm

Timber coming Friday.... excitement.

Am inspired by this currently....

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... 1988-1990/

Which I think is also on here as well.
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Re: London loft build

Postby js1975 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:47 am

Have you decided what to build yet?

Lofty

Re: London loft build

Postby Lofty » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:19 pm

lozstlouis wrote:Am inspired by this currently....Which I think is also on here as well.


Yes, the early days of the layout are on here: viewtopic.php?t=29571 unfortunately the owner has moved on and not visited for three years.

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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:24 pm

js1975 - not sure yet - read on...!
Lofty - it appears so.

Timber arrived.

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Have laid out one half to get an idea of size - am doing an open frame for now out of CSL timbers.

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Its not wildly different from the previous framework - just more substantial. Want to incorporate my bench area, some storage & some changes in level so not going to rush into screwing it all together yet... Also got the other wall behind me where I was standing to take the picture. iPhone camera lens isn't quite wide enough.
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Re: London loft build

Postby js1975 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:19 pm

Hope you're keeping up the momentum!

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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:00 pm

Stalled slightly - mostly because on the day I planned to cut and chop timber (outside) it p155ed with rain & then I got called into work & haven't had any time since. My girls are all back at school & college as of today which means no time in evenings either. So the timber is parked in the dining room for now! I think there is a show in St Albans this weekend (1-th/11th Jan 2015) which I might try & attend. Will spur me on!

http://bit.ly/1BBdDGK
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Re: London loft build

Postby scoops » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:26 pm

Hi mate, I'm sure you know but just encase you didn't, that guy has a brilliant YouTube channel following his build. Well worth a watch. Just type Everard Junction into youtube and you will find it.

lozstlouis wrote:Timber coming Friday.... excitement.

Am inspired by this currently....

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... 1988-1990/

Which I think is also on here as well.

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Re: London loft build

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:12 pm

lozstlouis wrote:Am inspired by this currently....
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... 1988-1990/
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May I also point you to his youtube channel. Some excellent tutorial videos on there. :)
https://www.youtube.com/user/EverardJunction
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Re: London loft build

Postby bristolmidland » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:49 pm

What did you insulate the loft with? Looks like just what I need apart from the Kingspan which is expensive.
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Re: London loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:32 pm

bristolmidland wrote:What did you insulate the loft with? Looks like just what I need apart from the Kingspan which is expensive.


Its Celotex http://bit.ly/14GfHDx and I got a deal on a job lot using the councils green discount insulate your home type of thing. Then i covered the Celotex with silver foil bubblewrap stuff from Wickes : http://bit.ly/1xP8hso - whole job was a ballache to say the least but worth it once done. Temperature fluctuations are greatly reduced.

Anyway progress with frame construction today...

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Run out of daylight to cut outside so will progress more probably next weekend now. Going to St Albans shows tomorrow. http://bit.ly/1BBdDGK
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