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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 07:29:43 PM »
Monday I went to Home Depot to purchase the lumber for the bench work and helped out a friend with his project.  Yesterday I started the construction of the bench work.  I drew the bench work plans with 3rd Planit and the details for the frames that will support the L-Girders.  I am prefabricating them.  Today, after installing a ceiling fan for the wife in her home office, I cut the legs to length, drilled holes for the T-nuts.  I will be able to make adjustment to the height to compensate for the uneven concrete floor.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2016, 07:44:10 AM »
Steve,

As I mentioned, it looks like you have all the details down! Great idea on being able to level the bench work.

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2016, 11:42:55 AM »
That is one  amazing layout  your  about to dive into. I restarted mine 2 years ago and  again  added the leg  adjusters,  works good for the most  part , especially setting up  in the basement  where  the floors  are  smooth but also  flow toward the middle. I found  attaching to  the wall studs  did the most support where as  the legs did help . Just joining  the site so it will be nice to follow along with your  adventure.

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 01:01:46 PM »
Thanks  for stopping by Lynn.  I wanted all the vertical support on the legs, just in case the layout needs moving someday.  I am attaching it to the walls for horizontal support though.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2016, 07:33:18 PM »
Steve


Your off to a great start - I will be following your progress.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2016, 12:42:11 PM »
I have been prefabricating more components for the bench work the last couple of days.  I have completed 10 leg pairs with a keeper joist and diagonal bracing, and have completed the L-Girders.

I sort of set up a template to fabricate the leg pairs.  They are different in widths.  I used drywall screws and glued the joints.

On the l-Girders, I applied glue to the joint between the 1x2 and the 1x4 and placed drywall screws 1' centers.

So in the next several days I will assemble all the components into the bench work.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2016, 12:48:38 PM by sdrees »
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2016, 02:20:03 PM »
The Man Has A Plan!!!


Go get 'em Steve!!
Thanks,
Donato

Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 08:06:21 PM »
Ix like seeing big stacks of lumber.



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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2016, 08:22:20 PM »
Andy, I am hoping to see lots of track soon.  Donato, I trying hard with the plan.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2016, 07:35:42 PM »
Just wanted to let everyone that I haven't slacked off.  I started to assemble the bench work in the sawmill area and the canyon.  There will be three separate tracks crossing the canyon on various bridges types.  The canyon will be in the lower area in the  center shown in the photo.  I sure am glad I installed the adjustable glides in the bottom of the legs.  The garage floor is not level. 
« Last Edit: February 20, 2016, 07:42:14 PM by sdrees »
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2016, 11:06:57 AM »
Steve,
I like your use of prefab leg assemblies and the levelers.  Your bench work looks very neat and solid.  Looking forward to your progress.
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2016, 09:15:10 PM »
The first 2 pictures are what is completed today on my benchwork.  The next two pictures show how much adjustment was need in the leg levelers.  I had to order new levelers with a 2-1/2" thread because the original ones I purchased were only 1-1/2".  They were not long enough to provide the proper support.  The 5th picture, I labeled the different major areas of the layout. I still need to finish the area in the front where the rail yard etc. is located
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 09:24:22 PM by sdrees »
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2016, 09:59:35 PM »
Steve,

You are making great progress. Glad to see it in three dimensions. Keep up the great work. What's next?

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2016, 05:53:13 AM »
Nice work on the benchwork...
can't wait to see your next progress

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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2016, 06:24:37 AM »
Nice work Steve...It's interesting to me to see how people with a plan and discipline build their layouts  ;D


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