Loftfordshire dead?

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby trainsandco » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:30 am

dam
A layout is never finished, it's just a shortage of ideas.

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:04 pm

Hello Ben,
Is that the "damn" as in damnation or "dam" as in water-dam?
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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby trainsandco » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:53 pm

Guess- (THIS TYPE)

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:05 pm

No Ben,
That's a "bouncing" bomb. If one of those went-off at "your dam" you'd be "damn(ed) unhappy"
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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby kennyGWSR » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:02 am

Michael Thornberry wrote:No Ben,
That's a "bouncing" bomb. If one of those went-off at "your dam" you'd be "damn(ed) unhappy"
Kind Regards,
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if anyone wants one of those 'bouncing' bombs, dambusters lancaster and a dam, airfix do a great model of it!! :D
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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby EWIYmike » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:35 pm

gahh i havnt done any work on my layout in like a monthh
the reason for this is because i have no moneyy and finding a job is annoyingly hard for some stupid reason =/

i coulld continue with scenery but i want to re do the wiring and make sure everything deffinatly works
but wires cost money that i dont have atm
MADE A NEW ACCOUNT BECAUSE HATED THE NAME OF THIS ONE D=

its now "Mikespace"

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby EWIYmike » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:50 pm

still no more work done =/
was about to start but the awkward position of the entire thing has really put me off
i really reallly hate my baseboard, its almost impossible to work with

i kinda want to dismantle the lot and start again now
MADE A NEW ACCOUNT BECAUSE HATED THE NAME OF THIS ONE D=

its now "Mikespace"

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby lairadepot » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:55 pm

hi ya
your layout is coming on a treat keep up the good work
peter

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Re: Loftfordshire *UPDATE + PICS pg8*

Postby EWIYmike » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:32 am

haha thanks, but its not D= havnt done any work on it in like 4 months! =[
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Loftfordshire dead?

Postby EWIYmike » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:06 am

so yehh rebuilding my layout solved my set track problems, only to bring to light the problems with my baseboard, ie its awful

its shape and position make it near impossible to work with
its also chipboard so it sags, lots

i dont know im just not happy with it at all and want to start again
already made a new thread, look for "loftfordshire 3? " and give me your opinions please?
=]
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Re: Loftfordshire dead?

Postby buz » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:25 am

Hi
Did you suport the top so that no more than 12" 300mm was unsuported ?
If you did not do this then you will have to iether add the suport
or start again.
Don't short cut benchwork construction even strong lightweight benchwork for a loft
situation has to be done properly
Shody bench work = heart ache later.
Sorry if this hurts but this is the way it is
regards John
A model railway can be completed but it's never finished

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Re: Loftfordshire dead?

Postby EWIYmike » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:04 am

buz wrote:Hi
Did you suport the top so that no more than 12" 300mm was unsuported ?
If you did not do this then you will have to iether add the suport
or start again.
Don't short cut benchwork construction even strong lightweight benchwork for a loft
situation has to be done properly
Shody bench work = heart ache later.
Sorry if this hurts but this is the way it is
regards John


yes i did
also dont assume that i cut any benchwork short, spend a while planning and making it
it sags because the "flooring" in my loft is horribly un-even
the whole lot was fine when it was first constructed in my grandads house

thats not the problem i have with it anyway
MADE A NEW ACCOUNT BECAUSE HATED THE NAME OF THIS ONE D=

its now "Mikespace"

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Re: Loftfordshire dead?

Postby buz » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:04 am

EWIYmike wrote:
buz wrote:Hi
Did you support the top so that no more than 12" 300mm was unsuported ?
If you did not do this then you will have to iether add the suport
or start again.
Don't short cut benchwork construction even strong lightweight benchwork for a loft
situation has to be done properly
Shody bench work = heart ache later.
Sorry if this hurts but this is the way it is
regards John


yes i did
also dont assume that i cut any benchwork short, spend a while planning and making it
it sags because the "flooring" in my loft is horribly un-even
the whole lot was fine when it was first constructed in my grandads house

thats not the problem i have with it anyway


Ah ha!! now we have it ERR I Hope
In that case if there are no other drastic problems with the bench work
or suroundings.
You should be able to force the bench work straight by packing or fitting
and adjusting adjustable feet to the legs until the bench is straight and level.
This will only work if the bench work has not been left bent to long.
Even my tiny railway has had to have the legs packed up to deal with an uneven floor,
and mine is defiantly in the over engineered bench work category
regards John
A model railway can be completed but it's never finished


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