HO Monon inspired layoutMonon
Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:57
Points to be operated manually so lower depth to baseboards and looking at using detachable fiddle yards.
Aim to create an industrial / town inspired plan that gives switching opportunities.
So far have created the base and laying up track at full scale to test out ideas as wife I away for a few days so can acquire the kitchen away from the rain.
Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:18
For the benefit of others could you run through the modifications to the paste table. Have you changed the plywood on the top?
The Monon is reasonably well documented and had an interesting selection of locomotives.
Removed the hardboard top, replaced hammer gun staples with screws to strength joints. 9mm plywood top with 50 mm soft wood frames just using what can be bought in DIY shops so that might come to bite me later. Beefed up legs with inserting square timber into legs screwed and glued. Cannot do on other side as there are clearance issues. Want to retain the ability of the base to folded up and secured as if paste table. Used off cut of plywood with square timber to create tray. This fits across the two legs so that legs cannot move out or inwards.
Have not yet decided how to secure the baseboards to the paste table bottom. Might go simple suitcase catches as a first thought.
Thanks for the interest
Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:38
Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:47
I'm assuming you are not planning to exhibit this - the reason for asking is not a criticsm, but very many hall/room floors are not level - and I'm not sure how you could add adjustable feet with the triangular leg formation - I normally use tee nuts in the bottom of the legs and 40mm M6 bolts - if the boards won't level, trying to leave stock in spurs can be very difficult
Exhibiting is of secondary importance but number 3 daughters boyfriend is an engineering student so might prove to be an interesting problem for him to solve
Posted 26 May 2014 - 16:30
I'm sure a solution will present itself to him the next time he's studying.....
...... but that is more things to remember to take with you - I like to have a solution that is attached to the baseboard if possible!
My solution would be something like this, cut from a piece of ply and attached to the bottom of each leg
Edited by shortliner, 26 May 2014 - 16:40 .
Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:58
Posted 14 June 2014 - 14:52