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       It is a lot easier and less hazardous to mount the back panel to the wall on it's own and assemble the rest to it.

Lifting and holding the fully assembled item while drilling mounting holes is likely to end in tears and/or a visit to casualty.

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9 hours ago, trustytrev said:

Hello,

       It is a lot easier and less hazardous to mount the back panel to the wall on it's own and assemble the rest to it.

Lifting and holding the fully assembled item while drilling mounting holes is likely to end in tears and/or a visit to casualty.

trustytrev.:)


And I think I’ll be using this method with my next ones!

 

The one I’ve just done was mounted built but without the glass shelves. Still took two people holding and one drilling/screwing (no dirty euphemisms intended).

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When I built mine, it was over the worktop, so I stacked up enough large books and magazines to take some of the weight while screwing the back panel to the wall. I only had about 25cm to make up - I wouldn't recommend a book stack from the floor!

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6 hours ago, Clagsniffer said:

Couldn’t resist loading it up :senile:

 

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That is a brilliant light show, what have you used, and how? I need to copy!!!

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On 11/01/2020 at 01:29, trustytrev said:

Hello,

       It is a lot easier and less hazardous to mount the back panel to the wall on it's own and assemble the rest to it.

Lifting and holding the fully assembled item while drilling mounting holes is likely to end in tears and/or a visit to casualty.

trustytrev.:)

 

Another way would be to mark and drill the wall using the back panel only, then build the carcass on the floor (or wherever) and hang on the wall when done.  Add doors and shelves once hung on the wall.

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8 hours ago, Nighthawk said:

 

That is a brilliant light show, what have you used, and how? I need to copy!!!

I used these from amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00SA12GRQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
 

I used two packs, they come with little sticky back pads or little screw in brackets, whichever you prefer. I routed the cables down the sides, then I’ll need to drill a couple of holes in the bottom to pass the cables through.

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17 hours ago, Clagsniffer said:

Couldn’t resist loading it up :senile:

 

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Looks really good, but made my mind up......not big enough, for some reason I envisaged a Loco and at least a few carriages on each shelf, and I’m not going back to 2mm just for a cabinet........:D

 

Seriously though brilliant for a Loco collection :good_mini:

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17 hours ago, boxbrownie said:

...not big enough, for some reason I envisaged a Loco and at least a few carriages on each shelf...

 

You could always go pre-grouping - I bet you could get a loco and a fair number of Victorian 4- or 6- wheelers on a shelf 

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Thanks to Foden, we managed to swop cabinets over just after new year, he took my wood one and I took his white one. Already up on the wall and filling up nicely. 
 

now, if anyone else would like to swop, I have one more of the new wood ones and would like a white one instead. please PM me if interested. 
 

Unfortunately Lidl only offered white in Northern Ireland in 2019 it seems. 

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Picked up two more cases just before Christmas that makes 5 in total now. Just need to get some LED strips for the new ones. 

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On 12/01/2020 at 10:53, boxbrownie said:

Looks really good, but made my mind up......not big enough, for some reason I envisaged a Loco and at least a few carriages on each shelf, and I’m not going back to 2mm just for a cabinet........:D

 

Seriously though brilliant for a Loco collection :good_mini:

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         You could get two and butt them up together with the side glass left out in the middle where they meet. Just need to trim the bottom shelf on both and they sit together nicely. Run a bead of silicone down the join and jobs a good un.

trustytrev.:)

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48 minutes ago, trustytrev said:

Hello,

         You could get two and butt them up together with the side glass left out in the middle where they meet. Just need to trim the bottom shelf on both and they sit together nicely. Run a bead of silicone down the join and jobs a good un.

trustytrev.:)

Might work, but that’s the wrong word.....I don’t work anymore, I need everything handed to me on a silver platter, ready to go......:D

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Not the display cabinet, but today I offered SWMBO that I would do the Lidl shopping...

 

Not entirely out of altruism- I thought it was cheap soldering iron and rotary tools week! Anyway, apparently not, but my Lidl (Wimbledon) was doing furniture and I noticed they had a Livarno sewing machine table for ~£50 that might equally well function as a cheap modelling bench.

 

http://offers.kd2.org/en/gb/lidl/pdXdi/

 

Note: this usually seems to be an October offer so I don't know if my Lidl was just clearing old stock.

 

 

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Soldering irons tomorrow, along with some very useful cable connectors shrink wrap etc

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On 13/01/2020 at 04:41, amwells said:

Thanks to Foden, we managed to swop cabinets over just after new year, he took my wood one and I took his white one. Already up on the wall and filling up nicely. 
 

now, if anyone else would like to swop, I have one more of the new wood ones and would like a white one instead. please PM me if interested. 
 

Unfortunately Lidl only offered white in Northern Ireland in 2019 it seems. 


Good to meet you buddy, glad your cabinet is up and filling up!

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