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  1. Wood
    03-21-2018 09:52 PM
    Wood
    rdeal - I tried to message you and it was not allowed?

    The "Girder" is 1 3/4" high X 1/8" thick slats from Home Depot. I bought them in 8' lengths. You can find them in the trim section in lumber. The vertical spacing pieces are from a craft store 3/16"X3/16", cut to length, then glued on. the upper platform is 1/2" plywood cut to O42" curves. I used track screws #4 X 1/2" black philips head from Gargraves and screwed the slat into the plywood. Every piece was painted Flat Black.

    Attaching was a little brutal. Measure as close as you can, the distance needed. Cut and screw one end into the plywood. Press down on the slat and add another screw 6-8" distant. Repeat, Repeat until you make the curve. If I ran into a buckle problem I used a #4 3/4" screw. Don't try to do the entire curve in one piece. Use sections and you will get less stress on each piece. I worked with 2' - 3' sections at a time.

    Glad to help and post pictures of your project when you can.
  2. Chugman
    09-14-2015 08:29 PM
    Chugman
    Hi rdeal:

    If you want to send me your email address, I will forward it to Jim and he can contact you.

    Thanks, Art
    Chugman on the MTF Forum
  3. Big Ed
    03-01-2015 09:06 AM
    Big Ed
    Look in your e mail, I sent you an address.

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  • About rdeal
    Interests
    photography, sailing, gardening
    Occupation
    retired world history, university
    Scales Modeled
    O gauge and HO when at my brother's
    Location
    western north caolina
    Country
    United States
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    Site manager for, "Christmas at Enon."

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