Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Sunday, 17 August 2014

More corner rebuild

For the past couple of weekends, I have been in the shed rebuilding the other corner (a drop in section),that is at the garage door. This is part of the re-organizing for the level change loops, yet to be built, but in the design stage.

I took apart the structure, keeping the top track intact. When the new base was built, the top track was repositioned. Even though I reused a lot of the original timbers, including the same length along the front, the top turned out to be about 10cm longer than the new base. So had to trim some off.

The bottom track curve run was then estimated using my rough compass. Yet, there was change to come, as it was decided to swap some of the lower track to the fixed wall frame work. things became interesting, as the levels had changed since it was built, and required correcting. With that work undertaken, the frame work, now lined up, it was just correcting the height of the top track, so it, also lined up.
Next, was to cut the track base for the lower level. Not as easy as done, as it has to provide for the curve, around and angular structure. A couple of miss hits, but we got there in the end, with more ply offcuts than would have really liked.
With the evening temperature dropping, it was time to stop. Still work to undertake, wire up and test.

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