Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Don't Think: Benchwork Up!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Don't Think: Benchwork Up!

    Progress in the last week has resulted in the first half of benchwork being stood up! Thanks to Revit I had a detailed cutting plan to work from, and my estimate of material (from a schedule) was spot on for linear feet. If only the carpenter were as good as the computer, one mistake in my manual optimization of cutting led to having to use some scrap pine I had for one last piece... :-(

    Still need to add a few more gusset plates for lateral re-enforcement but in general its quite sturdy for being made out of 1x2s! Lorenzo was happy to walk on it like a balance beam (holding hands of course). My plywood triangular gusset plates are courtesy of a Canstruction project a few years ago. Knowing that I would be building a Model RR some day I had the foresight (and spare space in the basement) to save the scraps (of course being the one with the truck I also have all the original pieces after we took down the can sculptures :-) ).

    Once the final bracing is in place I'll bolt the new benchwork to the existing module and I'll be ready to start laying out and cutting sub-roadbed. I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have (limited) running trains by sometime in July, if not summer vacations and conferences will likely put further progress on hold until late summer... :-(.

    Click here to view the entire blog post.

Related Topics

Collapse

  • Shades of Grey: BABY BRICKS
    All through this Covid thing I have been working on my apartment, the place where I now spend most of my time. I live alone and own my apartment. Over...
    April 10, 2021, 04:45 PM
  • Shades of Grey: THE DIABETES EPIDEMIC
    Two years ago I was seriously overweight to the point where I had full-blown type 2 diabetes. I just didn't know it yet. In August 2014 my diagnosis
    ...
    August 11, 2016, 06:45 AM
  • Shades of Grey: TUNNEL VISION
    Sometimes coincidences can guide is into doing things we probably should have got around to long ago.


    A few days ago I was...
    May 16, 2021, 09:15 AM
  • Shades of Grey: BONDING GAMES
    I have been working on my modular bricklaying families. How many components do I need? Can I evolve a system that works consistently for different bonding...
    April 30, 2021, 07:15 PM
  • Shades of Grey: SQUATTING UNDER THE BRIDGE

    The past is another country.

    I remembered that phrase because it’s the title of a book I haven’t read, a history of Zimbabwe.
    ...
    June 27, 2020, 03:16 PM
Working...
X