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craw607
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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:12 pm

Hello all
I'm in the process of trying to build a platform canopy to fit my between
my long platforms.
Thought I would post a couple of photos for your comments good or bad.

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Reagards
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby Hulldude15 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:23 pm

Looks very good, in fact that has inspired me to make one too.

What is it made out of? From the pics, it looks like balsa wood

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Re: my room layout

Postby jamest » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:47 pm

Hi

Literally a good 'solid' start there - looks very nice. I too would like to build some canopies for my platforms, I'll be keeping an eye on your progress.

What do you plan to cover it with?

Cheers,
James

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:58 pm

Hi
Thanks for the kind replies.
The material is 6mm mdf I know it's not everyones favourite
but had some lying about.
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:28 pm

I have started the roof and thought I would post photo for your comments.

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The next time I post update hopefully the roof will be finished.

Regards
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:32 pm

Hello all.
Here is an update to my canopy.

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Once again your comments are most welcome.

Thanks
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby b308 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Its impressive, certainly! If you can I'd suggest that you cut a groove in the top of the canopy and place a steel or hardwood rod along the whole length of it... that should get rid of the "wavy" roofline... may be a bit too late for that, though... hindsight is a wonderful thing as I'm finding out on a little canopy I'm making!

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi b308
Thanks for your comments totally agree could do with leveling out.
Looked alright until I ridged it but as you say it is a bit late.
Only think is it does look like the ridge is in serious need of repair
as I previously worked in the roofing business i did see roofs like this.
Thanks
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby Bigglesof266 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:13 pm

craw607 wrote:The material is 6mm mdf


Looked good. MDF was probably an OK choice. Time will tell? Balsa in a stringer that length would warp terribly. ¼" spruce would have been better.

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:47 pm

Hello all
Here is the finished canopy reasonably happy with outcome.
This was my first attempt at building anything.

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Thank you all for your encouragement and comments all was greatly appreciated.
Well here's to the next one.
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:27 pm

I 've fitted lights to canopy but am having doubts about them.
They're only temporary at present.

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Your comments are most welcome
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby hobby boy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:54 pm

hi john
i'm sure your cannopy looks sort of "wavey" if you know what i mean. Also what type of lights are you temorarily using for the cannopy. LEDs?

Andrew
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Re: my room layout

Postby craw607 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:11 pm

Hi hobby boy
You are quite right the roof is wavy.
It has the effect that the trusses are sinking and in need of repair lol.
The lights I think are 2volt filament which I have wired in series.
John

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Re: my room layout

Postby hobby boy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:40 pm

if the lamps were a bit more yelowy and if they were dimmed a bit, it would make it look realistic.

Andrew
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Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

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Re: my room layout

Postby THE CHIEF » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:22 pm

I quite like the wavy roof. It gives it a natural look like its seem steam come and go :) How hot do the bulbs get?


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