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The Fun Starts Here.

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:44 pm
by catweasel
My daughter, bless her, has just moved into her first house and had carpet fitted throughout. She had a fair bit left and she's given it to me for my railway room. I have 5 baseboards going round 3 sides, luckily without a lot of track laid, but I've now got to figure out a way of doing it. The 'boards have legs to the floor and are screwed to the wall at various places. I'm thinking that if I removed the legs and cut them at an angle, I can support the 'boards at the bottom of the wall, just off the floor. Put more screws in at the back. Then clear the floor and lay the carpet. That's the theory anyway. Crack on. Another way is to fit a frame under the 'boards, but that entails a lot more work.

Re: The Fun Starts Here.

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:25 pm
by Mike_R
Make sure what ever holds the layout to the wall is strong, you will put a lot more stress on them when angling the legs to the wall.

Re: The Fun Starts Here.

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:12 pm
by catweasel
An obvious solution to it was posted on an American forum. Fit brackets to the walls, clip shelf brackets to them and a length of timber across the lot. The baseboards then are supported along their length. Simple.

Re: The Fun Starts Here.

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:01 pm
by Mike_R
I used heavy duty adjustable brackets, screwed into the wall studs with 3" screws.
I also have some wood angle brackets on the front wall, one can just be seen at the right side of the second photo, behind the yellow clamp. They used to support a previous layout, otherwise I would have used the metal ones all around.

Here without the layout.
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With the layout in place, the back scene covers the brackets which also support a shelf above the layout.
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