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  • Nice work Ty.
    Frank

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    • Very nice.

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      • Thanks Guys.

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        • , defenitely jealous modelers on the forum'.....

          EXCELLENT' WORK SHOP. The natural light from the windows and door is just great....Nice job'


          Ted

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          • Thanks Ted,

            Now I can sit and watch the backyard while working on things. I had 23 deer in the backyard a week or so ago ...

            looking out the back window..


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            • Well when I built the new room on I took out the window to make the door. My layout track ran just below that window and I was no sure how I would make it easy the make a lift out section.

              Well I did some figuring and this is what I came up with.

              My layout is 41" off the floor the new door is 32" wide. This allowed me to make a swing down section. I made the break a few inches back from the door on the dropping side and about 1/2" back on the other side. I took the solid piece that was there before and cut it to the correct size. I put 2 hinges on the dropping side .

              On the other end I added 2 pieces of hardwood about 3/4" thick that stuck past the end about 4"and about 2" apart. I then placed a piece of wood the same thickness in the center of the permanent piece. and add another swivel piece on top of the center piece.this allowed me to bring up the drop down and lock it in place with the swivel.. I added the track and secured it in place. I added wiring from the main line to the drop down piece. It takes about 2 seconds to swing it up or down no rail joiners needed.

              Maybe the picture will explain better than me..









              I still have the secure the wire and make it look better..

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              • Ghollieee, that's one heafty swing bridge Sar-gent.
                Frank

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                • Clever!
                  ..........

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                  • Ok guys don't mind my mess, But actually its pretty clean since I moved everything into my new shop area. The only things left in here are the layout and storage above. Of course when I had all this new open room I have to add another loop to the layout.. So here is a pic before I get started..



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                    • I am bringing down a loop into the middle of the room. I think it will work out OK.. There will be a 9ft diameter curve at the end.




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                      • All Of my Bench work is done around a L shaped beam. Here are some pic's from my new loop I am now constructing. I take 2- 1"x4"x12' Boards and glue/screw them together in an L shape. .I then either make legs for them or I use Cabinets. as my Base. I found these cabinets at the Restore for storage.

                        I place them side by side. I join the cabinets with a 2"x4"x 12' board along the front. I then add the L Beam screwed to the back of the 2x4.







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                        • Nice! That'll give you plenty of neat, efficient storage. But what will it cause any problems when you're wiring the layout?

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                          • Thanks Ray,

                            I will have room for the wiring below the risers. I added all the risers next. My layout out base will set on top of the risers. On the curved section I used a string to set my risers to the radius I am needed.






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                            • Ok Guys I have really been busy this week. My wife is out of country on a missions trip . I usually take vacation while she is gone to get a couple this done that I could not other wise.

                              The curved section is going to have a trestle area and also a small creek/river on the other end. I needed a depressed area to do the trestle in. So I took the same string that I was doing my radius with any attached a string with a weight on the end. I used this to set the lower risers with .






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                              • I then went back and took 1/2" partical board and cut it to make my sub road bed.





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