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I am helping a friend develop an O Gauge British Rail outline exhibition layout based in part on my recent OO Diesel Depot. We have started by developing three baseboards using the same techniques namely 6 mm Scandinavian birch plywood 100 mm lengths hot-glued to the underside of the baseboard. The end cheeks were formed from two sections of 6 m plywood stuck together with wood glue before using a pillar-drill to precisely mark the dowel points. Metal dowels were fitted to precisely line up the boards for quick assembly.

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We selected the Heljan O Gauge Modern Depot kit to form the centrepiece for the layout. This was to enable us to plan out the track layout on the boards precisely. The kit goes together fairly well using poly liquid cement although lack of kit precision means that some gaps between sections will need to be masked with styrene strips.

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So, the project so far:

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Looking good so far, but I'd get a box of 18 x 3mm screws and secure those reinforcing triangles and all other joints, 38mm centres. Those joints will eventually fail without proper wood glue and screws and undo all the hard work ye're about to venture into, despite alignment dowels. 

Best of luck with the project, looking forward to seeing the results! 

Richie. 

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9 hours ago, Glenderg said:

Looking good so far, but I'd get a box of 18 x 3mm screws and secure those reinforcing triangles and all other joints, 38mm centres. Those joints will eventually fail without proper wood glue and screws and undo all the hard work ye're about to venture into, despite alignment dowels. 

Best of luck with the project, looking forward to seeing the results! 

Richie. 

When the track plan is finalised cross pieces will be hot glued in place and fibre-glass webbing hard glued in place at all joints.

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On 10/19/2019 at 12:58 AM, Glenderg said:

Looking good so far, but I'd get a box of 18 x 3mm screws and secure those reinforcing triangles and all other joints, 38mm centres. Those joints will eventually fail without proper wood glue and screws and undo all the hard work ye're about to venture into, despite alignment dowels. 

Best of luck with the project, looking forward to seeing the results! 

Richie. 

 

Once the position of the point motors is known, a 10mm hole is drilled for the actuating wire. Next the cross pieces can be glued in place using the hot-glue gun and all interfaces taped with glass-fibre tape which is then saturated with No-nonsense PVA. This results in a light but strong baseboard.

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