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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2016, 01:19:11 AM »
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Way to go Wyatt!
Excellent looking carpentry, should make for a great foundation for the layout.
Are you planning to extend the valance over the peninsulas?

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2016, 02:17:56 AM »
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Nice work.. I wondered what the top level was for... Now all is clear.
Looking forward to watching this one come along.
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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2016, 10:35:58 AM »
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Very nice! excited to see the progress...  :D
Ryan in Alberta

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #108 on: May 25, 2016, 02:34:54 PM »
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Time for some more update pictures.

I had time this past weekend to glue the 2" pink foam down and trim it flush with the wood frame. I used PowerGrab by Loctite for the adhesive and then a Makita laminate trimmer with a 2" flush cutting bit.

Here are a 4' and 6' sections with the powergrab applied. I used a 6" sheetrock knife to spread the adhesive about a 1/16" or so thick over the entire surface.




Here you can see the overhang that used to facilitate the cutting of the foam. The large side will give me plenty to use for scenery land forms.




Here are the sections stacked and waiting for the adhesive to cure, I let them sit for about a day and half.


Yes, I know I should have stacked them different. The ones on the bottom have already had about 4 hours cure time.

Here is what the trimmed foam looks like,, I really like how they came out,, the laminate trimmer and the 2" bit did really well,, plus I have mad skills. :D




Here are the rest of the sections.



Now I just need to attach the 3/4" birch and I am ready to roll.

Adios, Y-it

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2016, 03:58:21 PM »
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Where's mine?   :trollface:

Seriously, I think you are finally learning the finer nuances of the "wife acceptance factor".   A nice clean finished look, coexistence with life activities and instruments like vehicles.   Can't wait to see more progress.
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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2016, 05:36:45 PM »
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And mine?

While a ways off, I think I could use an 18" x 4 ft. Free Mo as my lift out bridge to get to the attic for periodic access. Otherwise, I will do it narrower and easier.

Looks great as usual!  Notice you couldn't help but put the locos out.....

BTW, heading to MSP and points north on June 1-3 and hope to railfan your prototype, at least a few hours. (and using all the good info supplied here!)

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #111 on: May 26, 2016, 11:30:28 PM »
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Doug,

What size and how many?  I am trying to keep working on this, so I can keep the material from stacking up in the garage.

Jeff,

  Same  question to you,,, what size and how many?  I know probably just one, but does not hurt to ask.

 When are the other DFW N scalers getting on board with the next big thing?...LOL

See ya,
Y-It

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2016, 11:51:37 PM »
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Well here are a couple of pics of progress as of today.

I was able to get all 3/4" Birch on the sections, also got the leg bolts installed.

These are the two 4' sections that will make up the New Brighton area. I used 3/4" all the way around because one will have a mating face on all four sides, and the other I just kept the look the same.
 

Here is the mating face on the regular 6' x 18" sections


Here are the leg bolts. I used 1/4 x 20 bolts, washers, T-nuts and fender washers. The T-nut serves the use of not having to glue the head of the bolt to the joist.







Now all I lack is applying the base ground color paint, then transfer the track plan. After that then the real fun stuff happens.

See ya,
Y-It

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #113 on: May 27, 2016, 12:08:27 AM »
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Looking great! This is getting exciting...  :)
Ryan in Alberta

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #114 on: May 27, 2016, 12:01:47 PM »
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I printed part of the track plan out,, just to see what it looked like.







First time I used the print function on 3rd Plan-It.  Came out nice,, I think.

See ya, Y-It

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #115 on: May 27, 2016, 12:06:42 PM »
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Wyatt, your benchwork looks better than my scenery...

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #116 on: May 27, 2016, 12:07:17 PM »
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The tie-spacing doesn't look right...   :trollface:

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #117 on: May 27, 2016, 12:14:06 PM »
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Ed,,

  Having the right tools for the job helps,, plus I am a carpenter and a welder by trade,, so that helps too. As for your scenery,, I awlays thought it looked great. I thought about shooting for late winter/early spring.. like Confalone did on his Allagash RR. Cause everyone does greenery.

Michael,

Tie spacing...hahahaha,, you a funny guy,,, funny looking that is.

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #118 on: May 28, 2016, 10:13:17 PM »
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Wyatt

Yes, one at 18" x 4ft. No rush.  What is the total  vertical dimension?

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Re: A free-moN version of the WBTR
« Reply #119 on: June 01, 2016, 08:53:03 PM »
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Given that I live about 20 minutes from where you're modelling I'm looking forward to seeing this one develop. And who can say no to Midwest modeling- we're the best modelers too  :D

Great bench work, something for me to strive for on the next go around. I'm no carpenter but I really enjoy the woodworking aspects of this hobby, and I agree, the right tool for the job goes a long way, which I never seem to have at home  :)