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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2016, 02:27:51 PM »
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Railway room construction has started.

Im sub dividing the garage into a railway room 6m x 2.95m. The garage then will have space to park 1 car and be used as a crew room for ops sessions.

See here for a few pics of the work over the last few days.






Thats a really neat way to hide your work bench!!  8)

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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2016, 11:25:16 PM »
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Keeps from things piling up on it too.  :D
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2016, 07:36:59 AM »
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Just a quick update.

The ceiling is now in


70% of the internal walls are complete..



Hopefully will complete the internal walls ready for paint this weekend.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2016, 11:40:57 PM »
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Cool plan. Nice clean room. Good progress. Keep them comin'!
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2016, 05:37:45 PM »
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Let the painting begin..






The keen eye will notice the odd looking timber arrangement over the door in the far back corner.
As the helix and standing will be in this location, it wont be seen from the main part of the room. So there is just ply covering the door and the brick work will be left unpainted.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2016, 02:51:37 AM »
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One of the most exciting times in the construction of any layout: a clean, blank slate.   :lol:  Looking really good!

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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2016, 07:03:36 AM »
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Gary,
Yep.. the blank slate is now ready..

A few more painting jobs to do on the outside of the room and then it will be straight into layout build...
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2016, 12:07:34 PM »
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You're going to need more lighting.  I'd suggest getting it in place before building the layout.

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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2016, 06:18:52 PM »
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Dave,
Yep more lighting is in the box ready to roll. So no issues there.. The 1 fluro in the room is just temporary to enable the painting to be completed.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2016, 07:16:55 AM »
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Painting completed..



Now the real work begins..
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 10:24:16 AM »
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You work faster than some contractors.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2016, 11:26:53 PM »
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Brendan, Looking good, about ready for some bench work and track, keep up the progress!! Gordon

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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2016, 06:45:58 AM »
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Quick update..
Lower level basic framing work completed.

Per the pictures below, I have now completed the basic framing for the layout for the main or lower level of the layout.

You may notice that the left isle looks to be wider than the one on the right. No it is not an optical illusion. In the case of the centre peninsula I wanted to use long timber to form the L girder and as the helix access area extends in 100mm into the space where the L girder would normally run from the far wall, I decided to just make the main centre sub structure 100mm narrower to account for this. Also, as the main yard at Whitehall near the loco facility narrows to 200mm, I made this substructure 100mm narrower also. Therefore the isle is 200mm wider than what the final layout will be.

I have added 2 pairs of legs along the peninsula at present with a single leg down the far end to support both the helix space and also to give some strength to the roof in this space as it is not attached or supported by the far wall. The brown painted leg  / post will be hidden in the staging / helix area and wont be seen.

Once I get the main level together I will most likely move or widen the legs on the end of the peninsula to give it more stability. If I can manage it, I will also hide a leg / post that will run from floor to ceiling in the 1 turn helix in the same area to just give the layout stability and also to add extra support to the ceiling. (not that it needs it, I tend to over engineer stuff at times just to be sure.!)






Due to the lack of storage compared to the hold shed / house, I am going to need to store some tools etc in the layout room.. At present the spare timber is being stored in the room along with some plastic 27L tubs with tools and layout supplies in them. Not ideal , but some times necessity takes over. The Triton will also most likely be stored where it stands in the pictures when not in use.. Needless to say, it will need to be cleaned after each use before it goes back into storage.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2016, 08:58:57 AM »
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Looking good Brendan. I would offer that some cross bracing and diagonal bracing will be a huge value to you on the peninsula legs.
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Re: D&H Champlain Div Version 4
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2016, 09:22:29 AM »
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Nice clean work!!

I love the smell of saw dust in the morning.......it smells like progress.

On Karl's comment..you could anchor one leg to the concrete and use that to base your bracing off of.

Looking good..keep up the great work!!

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Y-It