Show me your legs

Uncle peanut butter May 29, 2020

  1. Uncle peanut butter

    Uncle peanut butter TrainBoard Member

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    Over the past few days I’ve been assembling my bench work. Things are going well and I’m at the point where I need to decide on the outside legs. Layout is 32” wide for the most part with a ~5” x 4’ at each end for the return loop. I currently have 2x4 legs and am not against using that style as it will give me unimpeded access when doing work underneath.
    Some photos of the work so far:
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  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    My layout has no legs
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nobody wants to see my legs :eek:

    My layout is actually using book cases to hold it up right now (y)
     
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  5. Sumner

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  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    I used 2x2 inch legs under two L girder supports on my layout.

    Joe
     
  7. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    I have a one foot by three foot module that I keep on my homemade "vari-desk".
     
  8. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    ok here ya go :sneaky::whistle::LOL::D
     

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  9. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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  11. Uncle peanut butter

    Uncle peanut butter TrainBoard Member

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    Got the first layer of 1” foam board installed. I have about 6’ more of bench work to build. I’ll probably go with something like @Sumner built. Adjustments at the bottom are a must.
     

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  12. Uncle peanut butter

    Uncle peanut butter TrainBoard Member

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    Quick mock up of a track plan. Nothing etched in stone.
     

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  13. Dave1905

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    I have used a pipe cap as a foot on my legs in carpeted areas.

    I used a 1 1/2" PVC pipe cap. I drilled a 5/16 hole in the center of the cap, then put a carriage bolt into the hole and tightened a washer and nut in from the other side. By tightening it down it presses the square lug of the carriage bolt into the PVC cap.

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    Next I drill a hole into the bottom of the leg to accommodate the tee nut. the foot is driven into the bottom of the leg. The corners of the leg may need to be rounded off to clear the inside of the pipe cap.

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    There are two advantages. One it gives a wider bearing surface on the carpet and second it allows the height of the leg/level of the layout to be adjusted by hand.

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  14. Uncle peanut butter

    Uncle peanut butter TrainBoard Member

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    Going to start a new thread so I can keep my progress in one place.
     
  15. James Fitch

    James Fitch TrainBoard Member

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    I'm not going to win a "posh legs" contest, but my layout is nice and solid.

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