We need MORE room!!!
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ezdays Wrote:Gee, isn't that the reason that Mikey started this thread in the first place?????? 357 357

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ezdays Wrote:I've even replaced missing parts with bits of bent wire, try that in G scale... Goldth

Sure you can!! I use 12 Ga wire!! Eek Eek Eek Nope Nope Nope
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I spent 9 hours on Thanksgiving and my friend came over for the last 3........

"Old" 9' long X 5' wide ceiling layout
   

New - 16' X 5' with 8' dogleg layout... Big Grin
   
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[/attachment]Some more Pics....

Empty Space - Note the end of the old layout to the left:
   

New section:
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Some "numbers"

Old section
18' of track in oval...
4 hangers holding it to ceiling.
Clearance: 9" high X 2" either side of mainline

New section:
50' of track including a 12' display track, yes there is 38 ft of mainline. Eek
11 hangers
Clearance 12" high X 4" either side of mainline - We can run even larger stuff now!!!! Icon_twisted
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Things to do:

Buy and install foam insulation roadbed
Trim roadbed
Install track
Wire track
Run Trains!!!!!
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ngauger Wrote:Things to do:

Buy and install foam insulation roadbed
Trim roadbed
Install track
Wire track
Run Trains!!!!!

Sounds like a plan Thumbsup

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Well, I'll be darned, as the saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way. Glad to see that you didn't have to bust out any walls or anything. Looking good..... Thumbsup Thumbsup
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Thanks! Every time we look at a wall, we seem to hear a Groan... Eek 357 357 357
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ngauger Wrote:Thanks! Every time we look at a wall, we seem to hear a Groan... Eek 357 357 357
Have you ever thought about going UP. 2285_ Yeah, just raise the first floor a couple of feet and you have room for yet another layer. I know what you're going to say, "that's going to be a big problem in the kitchen", but wait, there's a solution to that if you're interested. Icon_lol

FYI, I couldn't work overhead like you're doing, I envy anyone that can. Worship Worship I had problems getting my G scale train off the overhead shelf to get it ready to sell. Eek

Keep going.... Thumbsup
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Icon_lol When we were screwing the all-thread into the joists.. we were joking:
"Hey!! What's that Lump in the living room carpet"?! Eek Goldth Goldth Goldth

I know what you mean.. with my tendonitis, I have a bit of trouble reaching overhead too Sad
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What's the radius on the new section?

We went down with ours -- on shoe racks under the Lionel layout.

I still have to explain why we can't fit another track on the lower shelf of the she racks.
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BR60103 Wrote:What's the radius on the new section?

We went down with ours -- on shoe racks under the Lionel layout.

I still have to explain why we can't fit another track on the lower shelf of the she racks.

It's all 4' diameter (2'Radius)... The new section has 2 feet of straight track to the right.

Here's a rough block drawing:.. All curves are 2' Radius, so it's not to scale.


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That's a neat idea for Lionel.. a shoe rack Sad Sad
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ngauger Wrote:...I know what you mean.. with my tendonitis, I have a bit of trouble reaching overhead too Sad
Try doing that with "oldenitis". It's possible to climb up a ladder and it took you so long to get to the top, you forgot why you're there. Eek
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