Monthly Archives: July 2014

Baseboards coming along……….

Tim and Julian’s business has been doing rather well so far this year, which has meant that they have not had time to accommodate me at their joiners shop and hence baseboard construction has been slow.  However, I did manage to get down today and we have got the first four boards quite close to finished.

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This view will look straight at the train shed, with the bay to the right (it does come onto the nearest board; this is a bit not yet done.  The remainder of the platforms be to the right and the goods yard will be behind the trainshed/platforms.  If you want to be reminded of the trackplan, it can be found here or here.

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Tim and Julian look on the four boards and give them a comparison for size.  The overall depth is 1200m deep and the length of the boards in visible is 2.6m.  This view would be from the bridge (see the trackplan links), looking back over the yard and the end of the platforms.  The ground will be raised here, but falling away to the left.

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A view from the buffer stops, well it would be but you wouldn’t be able to see them for the end of the trainshed.  The ground will slope down substantially to the right and be above rail level to the left.

I hope to get these four boards finished in my next visit and also the beams that they will sit on (and will be attached to the legs already made).

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