Spare room layout - as yet no name

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Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:41 pm

Following on from my planning thread here http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=42813

Construction of the baseboards has started using 9mm ply and 69 by 18mm pse timber.
Still got a few more boards to build including the dropped level bit for the viaduct and the lift up section for the door way.
The winnie the pooh border wont come off with out ripping the wallpaper and as i am quite happy with the colour of the room (nice and light and airy) and i don't want to repaper i will cover it up with the backscene when I have decided what and how...

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Appropriate signage has been obtained for the bedroom door.
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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:44 pm

Good space you've got there, and you've made a great start. Good luck!

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby jon_1066 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:00 am

You should definitely call it the 100 acre railway!

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:27 am

Dare you to try and blend your backscene with the very pleasant view through your window!! Best of luck with your project

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby Lofty » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:34 am

A room with a view 8)

I personally would have gone for a "No Trespassing on the Railway" sign :lol:

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:55 pm

Regarding layout name I have been pondering on a winnie the pooh theme
spinney wood or milne wood but then they both conjure up images of lots of trees, not something I was planning on having. Other non pooh thoughts are nursery road or nursery moor.
Any suggestions are welcome.

Also after seeing the size of the main baseboard I am wondering if I have included enough track, but will wait to lay it all out before I decide as I am determined to leave space for scenery.

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby Lofty » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:17 pm

Nursery Road has a good ring to it.

I would say do not try to cram too much track in.

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:37 am

dubbleojon wrote:Regarding layout name I have been pondering on a winnie the pooh theme
spinney wood or milne wood but then they both conjure up images of lots of trees, not something I was planning on having. Other non pooh thoughts are nursery road or nursery moor.
Any suggestions are welcome.

Also after seeing the size of the main baseboard I am wondering if I have included enough track, but will wait to lay it all out before I decide as I am determined to leave space for scenery.


Milnwood Junction (albeit without the "e") is an actual place!! It is on the Motherwell to Coatbridge Line. Not sure if it is the sort of place you would want to model, a heavily industrialised area.

Track diagram here

http://www.signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=661

Jim
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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:36 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:
dubbleojon wrote:Regarding layout name I have been pondering on a winnie the pooh theme
spinney wood or milne wood but then they both conjure up images of lots of trees, not something I was planning on having. Other non pooh thoughts are nursery road or nursery moor.
Any suggestions are welcome.

Also after seeing the size of the main baseboard I am wondering if I have included enough track, but will wait to lay it all out before I decide as I am determined to leave space for scenery.


Milnwood Junction (albeit without the "e") is an actual place!! It is on the Motherwell to Coatbridge Line. Not sure if it is the sort of place you would want to model, a heavily industrialised area.

Track diagram here

http://www.signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=661

Jim


Definitely not going down a Scottish industrial theme so best avoid that one then ....

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:19 pm

Made a bit of progress in the last few days and this weekend, baseboard construction has finished!!
The lift out section took me ages to get right, still needs some clasps or similar to fix it in place, going to wakefield exhibition next weekend so hopefully pick something up there if not have seen some on the web.

A few pictures....

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The viaduct section
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The view down the main scenic board
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Just the small task of varnishing them all now before starting on laying cork. Anybody ever varnished with a roller :lol:

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:30 am

I would think twice before varnishing, by all means varnish the legs and front of the layout but I would not attempt to varnish the top surface. When you go to glue the cork underlay down the varnish does not allow a good "key" into the wood and there is a good chance the cork will fail to stick. If you want to protect the wood give it a coat of dilute PVA before starting track laying.

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:35 am

How dilute would the pva need to be? I am planning on covering the whole board with cork so i can cut out for the buildings so they sink in a little bit if that makes any difference.

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:38 am

Hi - if you are covering the whole top with cork, dont bother with any preparation, just coat with a thin layer of neat PVA and apply the cork.

Jim
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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby dubbleojon » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:33 am

cheers for the advice, saved me a big job varnishing that lot.

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Re: Spare room layout - as yet no name

Postby Lofty » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:30 pm

dubbleojon wrote:The lift out section took me ages to get right, still needs some clasps or similar to fix it in place, going to wakefield exhibition next weekend so hopefully pick something up there if not have seen some on the web.


Tons of different clasps on a well known auction site.

Or you could look at the ones on Station Road Baseboards site: Link


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