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Sunday, 28 October 2012

More Backdrops & Proper Wiring...


Hi all,
Well progress of late has been almost non-existent, although of the last week we have had some major fixes completed and more progress mainly in the L&T Branch area.
Firstly there has been a major electrical upgrade to the JL&T layout, since the start of the build the entire power requirements for the shed & JL&T layout have been running of a 10 Amp extension lead run through our backyard.
Although not ideal or safe it had finally served long enough, with the installation of a new solar power system on our house we decided to upgrade the power in the backyard and hook up the shed, and the pump for our water tanks.  The shed being at the rear of our property required a complete upgrade to 4mm cable from the house switchboard to the shed.
I have also had all the fluorescent lights hooked up onto one single circuit, and 6 double power points added to serve the layout.
Electrical wiring for the lighting circuit in and neat...

The lights are connected to a surface mount plug via an extension lead, so if they need to be replaced or moved this can be done easily.
The shed also has its own switchboard that is protected by an RCD and circuit breakers independent and in addition to the house switchboard.  An external weatherproof switch at the rear of the house isolates the entire layout/shed this allows the shed to be completely electrically isolated when not in use.
Layout switchboard...

The second part involved continuing the backdrop for the staging area in the L&T Branch area.  Now that the electrically works has finally been completed I can now start to seal up all of the external walls and also insulate them.  Again I have used the plaster/drywall method for the backdrop, because there were more curves to be installed I again used the 6mm flexible sheet.
External wall frame with insulation installed, ready for the backdrop...

More insulation installed in the first wall section ready for the remaining backdrop...

The backdrop required a curve to be placed in the corner were the switchboard is located, this will also allow air to move around the area, and also access.  The switchboard is located above the backdrop so if need be can be completely removed without damaging or needing to remove the backdrop itself.
Backdrop installed and screwed off, waiting to be stopped up...


More posts to follow as we progress with the backdrop.
Jas...

2 comments:

  1. I'm wanting to wire up my shed/layout room similar size to yours. Can you explain or show a photo of the breakers in the switchboard so I can get an idea of what I need. Thanks

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  2. Hey Matthew I'll take a closer photo in the next day or two, be aware that I'm in Australia and our wiring maybe completely different if you are in another country.
    We use 240V - 50hz here.
    Jas...

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