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Scratchman
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« on: October 28, 2019, 10:34:43 AM »

Earthquake Protection For My Models  
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My four 1:16 scale Outhouses are safe on top of my storage cabinet. I nailed a 1x4 in the front and a piece going down each sides to keep them from sliding off. The cabinet also needs to be tied to the wall (I’m only protecting the model).



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The keeper boards is ¾ inch new or old cedar, cut to various heights with a thin slot on each end. The slot slides over a small pin (screw type L hook) or (¼ inch lag bolt with a washer), drill pilot holes to prevent splinting. When fitting the keeper board to the pin, leave a little extra room, so the board will slide in and out easily.





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On this I added a up-right board for the keeper board to be pined to. All models are 1:16 scale. The models on the top shelf just being stored until I find a spot for display and it give protection (I’m only protecting the model).



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The models on the top shelf are 1:24 scale. The models are on a ¾ inch heavy particle board base. The 2x6 shelf face  is a inch higher than the top of the shelf keeping the models from sliding off. I added up-right board to ends of the shelf for the keeper board to be pined to. Some of the models in this photo are just being stored till I fine a spot for display and give protection.
 


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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 10:53:33 AM »

A good idea. As a kid, I lost several models off of shelves in the Northridge quake. A couple of local quakes in the past trashed my workbench, so i keep my current project in a low dresser drawer at night. Fortunately the July 4th and 5th quakes this year didn't cause any damage here.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 01:04:03 PM »

Over the past few years I've worried more about fires than earthquakes. When I load up the car to prepare for an evacuation, my models must stay in the house but the photos I shot of them (on external hard drives and in computers) go into the car. Isn't that charming? -- Russ
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 10:55:24 PM »

Good idea.

There's a lot of man-hours, and mighty fine modeling, on those shelves!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 03:13:18 AM »

Definitely got me to thinking! We had a couple sharp jolts here a couple weeks ago that caused only minor damage, but there was a large piece of art over our bed that had it fallen would have caused some serious injury to my wife and me. I immediately took it down but there's a lot of stuff that needs some attention.
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