The L Continues

I’ve been working on the L. I added in an attic floor and a few boxes as a view block. I’m not going to light this room so a suggestion of an interior is enough.

Interior attic

I glued the balsa wood ground floor in place.

Glued floor

And added a cardboard back wall. It was slightly warped so I put some hefty weights in place whilst it was drying.  I’ve got a door to glue on the back wall too.

Back wall

I cut the rafter tails at 45 degree angles. I set the 90 degree guide the correct distance from the blade and used the 45 degree guide with a wood spacer to guide the wood into the chopper. It worked much better than I expected!

Rafter tails

I glued them to the wall, not the roof, as the roof is removable. Ideally I would have glued to both…

Rafter tails

I added the left over trim I had from the main building. I had just enough. Lucky!

Trim

I did the dormer too. It helped fill in that gap!

Dormer

I’ve left it gluing up overnight and will then employ my secret weapon for cutting the trim: nail clippers! They are much easier then a knife to trim ends.

Secret weapon

I’ve been thinking about wiring up the module. The wiring will be from underneath so I need to get the wiring down to the bottom. It’s easy to snag wires so I used a hot wire tool to cut a hole and then pushed a straw down to act as a smooth conduit.

Wiring straw

I’ve put 4 in at strategic locations under each building.

Strategic straws

2 thoughts on “The L Continues”

  1. What do you use the nail clippers for Kathy. I always throw away those I keep finding in Christmas crackers?

  2. I use them to trim thin bits of wood so that they line up flush. For example here, I cut all the trim slightly long, glue it in place and then let it set up. I trim with the nail cutters as I find it easier than using pliers or a knife, they get a more flush result. I do file a little too to really get a smooth finish and then touch up with paint.

    The bonus is that they are free each year in crackers!

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