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Mike_R
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Last corner

Post by Mike_R » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:40 pm

I'm rebuilding my last double track corner into a single track standard module.
Image[/url]New single module corner by Mike Ruby, on Flickr

So far I've removed the inner track, the outer will remain and become the new single track.
The board ends will be made to 18" wide and new legs need to be made. Wiring is pretty much ok as is. Some scenery remaking and that will be another corner for the modular group.
Mike Ruby

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Re: Last corner

Post by torikoos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:35 pm

Nice one Mike, looking forward to the end result.

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Re: Last corner

Post by Mike_R » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:51 pm

The new ends and sides are now fitted, next the leg sockets. Problem is the half with the bridge has the board inverted, i.e. the deck is on the bottom. I think the multitool will earn its keep here, a brilliant tool for cutting in tight awkward spaces.
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Re: Last corner

Post by deanobeano » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 pm

Hi Mike,

Good to see you are still not adverse to making changes! - any particular reason for this change?

Kind regards

Dean
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Re: Last corner

Post by Mike_R » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm

Dean, if you mean changing the board. It used to be one of four 90º corners used with our old double track modular layout, see photo.
ImageModular0080 copy by Mike Ruby, on Flickr
These corners went out of use when we changed to single track modules. I made one into a single track module, another became the corner on 23rd Street, I gave the third away and so this is the last which has been in the loft for a few years.
I widen them out to 18" the modular end standard, fit my leg sockets so it use my common leg design and make the track and wiring to the standard. This is easier than building a new module and a good bit of recycling as were 23rd Street's boards.
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Re: Last corner

Post by deanobeano » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:06 pm

Hi Mike,

A nice piece of “up-cycling” , just goes to show you should never throw anything away!!

Happy modelling

Dean
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Re: Last corner

Post by Mike_R » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 pm

Not only have I reused the corners, but my 23rd Street module is built from three boards I made in the 80s! They used to be the front of a continuous exhibition layout, then spent about 20 years in my loft before reuse. They were 18" wide just right for the single track standard.
I still have the rest of the boards for that layout, but no use for them as yet, plus the sector plate fiddle yard of another layout.
Mike Ruby

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