Baseboard Supports

I have been putting more work into the baseboard supports this weekend.

Rather than to go for adjustable feet, I have elected to make the junction between the beams and the trestles adjustable.  This was formed fairly simply by utilising a pair of bolts that are permanently secured to the trestles and then clamp a plate between a pair of nuts.  This plate will then be fixed to the underside of the beams.

Simple enough idea, but I went for M10 bolts because I wanted to be sure they did not get bent or broken as these components are moved around.  This meant that there was a lot of drilling and cutting to do – so much so that I broke three drills (two of which were 10mm so fairly chunky) and melted my Black & Decker!  Not quite such a cheap solution as I had in mind but this is what was created:

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Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

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