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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1620 on: Today at 05:40:58 PM »
Okay, box one is done.



I then placed two 1 X 3's on the wall brackets.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1621 on: Today at 05:44:55 PM »
I squared the brackets to the wall and used Quick Grips to hold them. I used dry wall screws to secure the wood to the brackets.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1622 on: Today at 05:46:44 PM »
I then did a test fit of the box on the brackets.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1623 on: Today at 05:54:26 PM »
RUT ROH!

I didn't see this coming. This is what I saw on the level bubble when the level was place on the third level and second level edges.




Time to investigate.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1624 on: Today at 05:58:31 PM »
I discovered the wall bracket mount was interfering with the back side of the rear 1X3.



Easy fix here. I marked on the top of the plywood where the bracket mount butted against the wood.




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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1625 on: Today at 06:04:23 PM »
I used a Sabre saw and removed the offending piece of 1X3.





Now the box fits flush to the wall. And, more importantly - LEVEL.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1626 on: Today at 06:08:32 PM »
Both upper and lower edges are aligned to each other.





AT this time the box ins't screw to the bottom 1X3's. I need to do one more task prior to securing the box to the wall and bottom boards.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1627 on: Today at 06:12:14 PM »
Once the final detail is finished, I'll make any necessary adjustments to get it level. However, it is pretty well leveled all things considering.

Horizontal level -



Verical level -

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1628 on: Today at 06:16:39 PM »
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1629 on: Today at 06:51:14 PM »
ACL 1504,
                 Excellent pictorial sir!  Very interesting with lots of construction detail learning.  I'm all level, tape measure, and eyes.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1630 on: Today at 07:15:03 PM »
Excellent carpentry skills Tom.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1631 on: Today at 07:27:26 PM »
Tom


The track plan and all the overall photographs made a lot of light bulbs go off for me - you have a lot of square feet to have fun building in the future. It's amazing because you have already completed a lot of railroad. Having the center peninsula serve as a temporary workbench is some real nice Engineering.  Thanks again for sharing your build with us - I come away with new ideas for my layout every time I visit.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1632 on: Today at 09:48:08 PM »
Tom,
This may be late for you, but for others still building, do an internet search on Kreg Jigs.
These amazing little devices take a lot of the squaring problems out of assembling true wood working corners. I know Lowe's stocks them as do better, high end wood working stores.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1633 on: Today at 10:18:32 PM »
Question, Tom...
For box number 2, could you shorten the cross members by 3/4", but keep the same width for the plywood. Then you would only need to notch the plywood to clear the brackets, keeping the strength of a continuous 1 x 3 rear frame member?

 

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