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Two steps backwards ...

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Two steps backwards ...
Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 8:32 AM
Well last night I basically disassembled half the benchwork for my layout. We are redoing a bathroom up above the layout and I remember the mess the last time we did this with the half bath. You do not want anything underneath! This raises an issue of planning -- that being thinking about what is above the layout in the way of upper floor rooms, plumbing, heating, electrical ... fix it now and make it right rather than waiting for the layout to be finished underneath it.

Which reminds me a friend has built a gorgeous layout under some flourescent light fixtures and it is going to be VERY difficult to change those bulbs when they burn out! He wasn't even thinking of that when he built a huge mountain
Dave Nelson
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Two steps backwards ...
Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 8:32 AM
Well last night I basically disassembled half the benchwork for my layout. We are redoing a bathroom up above the layout and I remember the mess the last time we did this with the half bath. You do not want anything underneath! This raises an issue of planning -- that being thinking about what is above the layout in the way of upper floor rooms, plumbing, heating, electrical ... fix it now and make it right rather than waiting for the layout to be finished underneath it.

Which reminds me a friend has built a gorgeous layout under some flourescent light fixtures and it is going to be VERY difficult to change those bulbs when they burn out! He wasn't even thinking of that when he built a huge mountain
Dave Nelson
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 9:56 AM
DK,
How about mounting your layout sections on locking wheeled casters ?
Bob
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by jrbarney on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 9:56 AM
DK,
How about mounting your layout sections on locking wheeled casters ?
Bob
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:01 AM
I installed my lights over the aisles so that they are easy to change. I put in a suspended ceiling that way I have access to everything should the need arise.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:01 AM
I installed my lights over the aisles so that they are easy to change. I put in a suspended ceiling that way I have access to everything should the need arise.
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Posted by jjbmish on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:39 AM
Hopefully the fluorescent lamps will last a long time before needing to be replaced.
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Posted by jjbmish on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:39 AM
Hopefully the fluorescent lamps will last a long time before needing to be replaced.
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Posted by dknelson on Thursday, September 18, 2003 8:14 AM
I could have investigated using casters although they add yet one more issue for getting the top of the benchwork perfectly flat and perfectly matched to the next piece. My layout is over 90 linear feet long (and 2 feet wide) so that would be a lot of casters! Hopefully this will be the last time I have to do this .....
Dave Nelson
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Posted by dknelson on Thursday, September 18, 2003 8:14 AM
I could have investigated using casters although they add yet one more issue for getting the top of the benchwork perfectly flat and perfectly matched to the next piece. My layout is over 90 linear feet long (and 2 feet wide) so that would be a lot of casters! Hopefully this will be the last time I have to do this .....
Dave Nelson

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