Sealing the MDF

Posted by Alan on 22nd February 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Pop (Grandad) sent up a half-used tin of MDF sealant for Erik to use on the baseboards of his model railway, so we did. He was careful not to get it on the soft wood, as this would need to be painted later.

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Making Baseboards

Posted by Alan on 8th February 2014 in Erik's Railway |

With the help of Uncle Brian, Erik measured up the boards to mark out the positions of the longitudinal rails before drilling and countersinking the holes, then gluing and screwing the wood into position.

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Buying Materials

Posted by Alan on 7th February 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Whilst Erik was at school, I nipped out to Dunwoody’s in Caterham to purchase the wood for his layout. Having deliberated, it was agreed on 4′ x 2′ boards, which can be conveniently cut from a single 8′ x 4′ sheet of board, plus 2″ x 1″ soft wood is generally better from timber merchants […]

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