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    • April 18, 2020 9:56 PM EDT
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      Dennis Rayon said:

      The picture above shows the 5/8" plywood has been layed and screwed to the cross 2'' steel tubing, That is the bottom layer that gives

      us a good base to screw the upper elevated base and 1" foam to. The upper section was raised for the second track loop. We used 5/8"

      plywood that has pocket holes drilled in the edges and screwed to the plywood base below, then another 5/8" top screwed to the 5.5" risers.

      Then the foam was glued and screwed to the plywood. 

       

      Dennis,  What type of glue do you use to attach the foam to the plywood?  And could that same glue be used to attach foams pieces together?  I have used a similar foam technique with much success for making "stone" portals.  They have held up extremely well through four years of southwestern Pennsylvania weather (but not so much to an over-zealous weed wacker).  I am considering using the foam for creating rock work on some of my raised/off the ground sections and am trying to come up with a plan.  Your handiwork has inspired me to move forward on this project.  Thanks,  Mark

       

       

       

      IMG_5130 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

    • April 19, 2020 11:36 AM EDT
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      Mark ,We got the glue at Lowes, I will look at it when I get back to it tomorrow. It does not say for foam, but we tested it and it does not react to foam. 

      Dennis

    • April 19, 2020 11:42 AM EDT
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      This is the frame work for the mountain, all of this lumber is discarded wood from my business, so this is freeby. 

       

      IMG_5167 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      This shot shows the plywood roadbed that will have a back and forth little miners train

      IMG_5168 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

    • April 19, 2020 12:15 PM EDT
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      I took one of Tom's structures and turned it into a diorama, on this side the structures will all be

      done in a diorama so they can be changed out as desired easily.

      IMG_5240 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      IMG_5243 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      IMG_5241 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      Thanks for your compliments and comments

    • April 19, 2020 12:40 PM EDT
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      Nicely done, Dennis! Lots of progress... That quilt shop diorama is fun!

    • April 20, 2020 6:49 AM EDT
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      Dennis great job !

      Are you the only one working on this ? 

      It is going together real quick ...

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    • May 2, 2020 10:25 AM EDT
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      Sean

      Thanks for the compliments, Tom the owner is also working 5 days a week on it also.

    • May 2, 2020 10:48 AM EDT
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      The main Mine

      I am working on the mine that sets on the front end of the trailer, here is the area the mine sets, I have the building designed, it has to be light weight. It has a 1/2" 

      plywood base and matching top, 1-1/4" wide(pics later) then the siding will be thin poplar wood. I cut 150 pieces .110" thick, i have them stained, I lasered cut the windows

      and the doors, they are 3 pieces glued together with a groove on all 4 sides. The siding will slide in on all four sides to hold in place. This way I will install the finished

      windows and doors as the structure is built, and without cutting any holes. Windows and doors are sized to fit 2 boards wide and the big doors 5 board-wide.

       

      IMG_5264 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

      IMG_5325 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

      IMG_5326 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

      IMG_5324 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

      IMG_5323 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

       

      IMG_5322 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

    • May 2, 2020 10:31 PM EDT
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      Here is the plywood frame to nail all the siding pieces to.

      IMG_5329 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      IMG_5330 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      IMG_5331 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      I have really enjoyed using this technique appling the siding, with the doors and windows with the grooves locking into the siding. 

       

    • May 5, 2020 10:39 PM EDT
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      Trestle Built

      Well I got the bents built, set them up on a 40" longboard, I pinned the legs to the plywood, Then I squared the two end bents

      then pinned a brace to the table to hold secure. 

      IMG_5342 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      IMG_5343 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

      Then I have all together except for the top track stringer boards

      IMG_5344 by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr

    • May 17, 2020 6:43 AM EDT
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      Looking great Dennis. I sure would be leary of that side door and the first step.

      edited to add the pic

      This post was edited by David Marconi,FOGCH at May 17, 2020 6:45 AM EDT
    • May 18, 2020 9:03 PM EDT
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      Thanks David

      Yes that first step is a killer, that is the reason i hired a stair mfg to install a set of stairs.

      Dennis

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