Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

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Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby 27016 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi,
What material should I use for scenery fascias where the scenery meets a baseboard edge?

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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi - I use a light plywood, (5mm Thick). Seems to have been OK so far, but my layout is permanent,

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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:56 pm

I'd go even thinner, My scenery is supported by expanded poly blocks Then when all the mucky bits are done I use thin 3 ply. I hold it against the front of the board so it covers the frame and scenery, then draw along the ground surface with a soft pencil. Cut it to the line, and glue it in place with PVA woodworking glue and small panel pins into the frame.
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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby 27016 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:10 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Hi - I use a light plywood, (5mm Thick). Seems to have been OK so far, but my layout is permanent,

Out of interest what is the location of your Avatar Photograph?

Jim

Hi Jim,
Many thanks for your reply. How do you attach your fascia panel to the baseboard edge?

My avatar photo is of class 27 D5348 departing Oban in 1963.

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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby 27016 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:12 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I'd go even thinner, My scenery is supported by expanded poly blocks Then when all the mucky bits are done I use thin 3 ply. I hold it against the front of the board so it covers the frame and scenery, then draw along the ground surface with a soft pencil. Cut it to the line, and glue it in place with PVA woodworking glue and small panel pins into the frame.

Hi,
Many thanks for your reply.
Have you had any issues with the small panel pins splitting the baseboard timberwork?
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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby 27016 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:15 pm

Has anyone used other materials other than plywood for scenery fascias on baseboard edges?

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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:43 pm

27016 wrote:
luckymucklebackit wrote:Hi - I use a light plywood, (5mm Thick). Seems to have been OK so far, but my layout is permanent,

Out of interest what is the location of your Avatar Photograph?

Jim

Hi Jim,
Many thanks for your reply. How do you attach your fascia panel to the baseboard edge?

My avatar photo is of class 27 D5348 departing Oban in 1963.

Regards
Mark


Thanks Mark - I use PVA and light panel pins, I have not had any issues with splitting. The reason I used 5mm ply is that I had a supply of good quality scrap offcuts that the company that I worked for threw in the bin.

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Re: Scenery Fascias at Baseboard Edges

Postby 27016 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:48 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:
27016 wrote:
luckymucklebackit wrote:Hi - I use a light plywood, (5mm Thick). Seems to have been OK so far, but my layout is permanent,

Out of interest what is the location of your Avatar Photograph?

Jim

Hi Jim,
Many thanks for your reply. How do you attach your fascia panel to the baseboard edge?

My avatar photo is of class 27 D5348 departing Oban in 1963.

Regards
Mark


Thanks Mark - I use PVA and light panel pins, I have not had any issues with splitting. The reason I used 5mm ply is that I had a supply of good quality scrap offcuts that the company that I worked for threw in the bin.

Jim

OK Many thanks Jim for your replies.


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