27th May 2017
We have started the building of our platforms on Ingatestone 00 which are of two types – traditional brick and the later extensions using a pre-fabricated concrete system (see header picture). This has meant we have been busy making prefabricated plastic components too! And they have to be laid out accurately so that the gap between platform and train is realistic but allow a variety of models that might not always been to scale to pass freely. Another compromise for the modeller as clearances don’t scale proportionally.
To aid us in the task on the pre-fab sections, Mo made up a very useful but simple jig for the placing of the support of the platform by setting the distance from the track.
By clipping the jig to the rails each support is placed at the right distance from the rail and in a parallel line which makes the task easier.
The coming together of members in the Club with their different backgrounds and perspectives can often bring forth innovative solutions to problems ….
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