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Help needed with office building - MOC

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Help needed with office building - MOC

Post by Paul B on Mon 16 Jan 2012, 10:05 pm

Hi all,

As part of my train layout I am building a few buildings around it, I have built a couple so far and they look fairly good (I think) however last night I made a start on the office building and have ran in to a problem.

Looking at the photos below you can see what I am planning on doing, building the office building up higher so that I can have parking under it. The issues is the weight of the office building will buckle / break the base plate I am using, putting a few loose breaks on it last night showed just how much this is happening. Any ideas / suggestions? I really don't want to build the whole bottom layer solid as that will not look as good.







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Post by AnitaE on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 3:51 am

This is a little thicker, but two 16x16 plates might work (with a layer edging it) because it is strong, and still quite thin.


DSC_0616 by tikitikitembo, on Flickr

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Post by Paul B on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 3:54 am

AnitaE wrote:This is a little thicker, but two 16x16 plates might work (with a layer edging it) because it is strong, and still quite thin.


DSC_0616 by tikitikitembo, on Flickr

That looks good, I might need to look at getting something like that.

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Post by haz on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 9:39 am

You could try bracing the underneath with bricks/plates. Kind of like a rafter in a house.

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