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coombe junction - Display II

Posted by bcnPete , 05 June 2010 · 3,344 views

Update - Following Alex's question on my last post, I couldn't quite manage to upload an image within a reply so have added it here.

Whilst being something of a 'tradionalist' and liking to see a nicely presented layout complete with full length fabric to disguise the support structure, a pet hate of mine is to see the fabric pinned to the front of the layout or resembling something of a washing line running along the front edge.

For CJ I am aiming to align the black fabric with the front face of the layout with the fabric spaced neatly from the layout by use of a 'shadow gap' as detailed in my last post.

I attach a sketch showing the idea.

Firstly, the leg support structure is assembled.
Secondly the black fabric (shown by the dot dash line) is double sided taped in the correct position.
Thirdly the layout boards (IKEA shelves) with pre-attached black painted softwood downstands are located into the support structure which in turn helps keep the fabric in place.

Thus the shadow gap gives a neat and tidy joint as well as giving the impression that the layout 'floats over' the fabric.

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Pete





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Southernboy
Jun 05 2010 09:53
... the shadow gap gives ... the impression that the layout 'floats over' the fabric.

I really like that: A small detail, but fundamental improvement :)

I comment rarely, but read every post. Always inspiring.

Mark

... the shadow gap gives ... the impression that the layout 'floats over' the fabric.

I really like that: A small detail, but fundamental improvement :)

I comment rarely, but read every post. Always inspiring.

Mark


Mark,

Many thanks...as the Architect Mies Van de Rohe once said 'God is in the detail' - For me, all those small details are an important part of the presentation.

Are you not going to transport your threads over from RMWeb 3? I always enjoyed to follow them.

Pete
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wiggoforgold
Jun 06 2010 18:56
Pete
You've sold the idea of a shadow gap to me. I'm going to make one too!
Alex

Pete
You've sold the idea of a shadow gap to me. I'm going to make one too!
Alex


We aim to please Alex ;)
Thanks for the explanation - fascinating stuff!

tfn

Jon

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