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Date: 10/30/19 14:43
My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

Part of the concept of My New RR is that it take up as little real estate as possible in our relatively small mountain home (1200 Sq ft).    
When in use, the RR occupies the "airspace" over the stairwell (Think Pan Am Building in NYC).  It only intrudes into living space 2 1/2".  I am the tallest in the family and it clears my melon by about 4" when I go down the stairs.
When not in use, the RR disappears into it's Hidy Hole.  See the pillow down by the floor in the corner in Photo 3?  This covers a doorway I've cut in the wall (It will have an actual door soon) that allows the layout to slide into the attic space over the living room.  Close the door and it's gone!
It will spend Summers, while we're Down South sailing, secure from those who might otherwise find it an "Amusing Diversion".
SR








Date: 10/30/19 14:43
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

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Date: 10/30/19 15:18
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: fbe

So the cat says just finish the track and give me the throttle! Haven't I waited long enough, already?



Date: 10/30/19 15:27
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: Lark

Purr-fect...  Actually brilliant...



Date: 10/30/19 16:19
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: hartrick24

  All looks great, I hope those two poles hold all of that weight up.

  Steve H...



Date: 10/30/19 16:26
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

The railing carries the weight- the polls act more as stabilizers.
Think wheelbarrow.
(or speeder, if you’ve fooled with those.. )
SR



Date: 10/30/19 18:08
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: ChrisCampi

 I thought things were getting serious when I saw the level, then I saw the cat....:-)



Date: 10/30/19 19:09
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BigDave

Hope there's going to be a net under that!
 



Date: 10/30/19 19:17
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

BigDave Wrote:
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> Hope there's going to be a net under that!
>  

Once it's it's wired and the switch machines are in, it will get end caps and a backdrop so nothing will go rouge.
SR



Date: 10/30/19 20:09
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: bakersfielddave

Chessie or Peake ?

Posted from Android



Date: 10/30/19 21:02
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

bakersfielddave Wrote:
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> Chessie or Peake ?
>
> Posted from Android

Generally I don't name cats.  Usually they go by seniority.  At one time I had 3:  Kitty, New Kitty, and Old Kitty.
The current, photo kitty, is, "The One With Stripes".  She's curled up next to me as I write this..
SR

 



Date: 10/30/19 21:25
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: SP4360

"I would have stuck the landing if it wasn't for this lousy banister".



Date: 10/30/19 21:30
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: SP4360

Looks good SR,  what are the dimensions of the holes for the panels and are they going to be verical or slanted?



Date: 10/30/19 21:33
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

SP4360 Wrote:
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> "I would have stuck the landing if it wasn't for
> this lousy banister".

That's her Puma-in-a-Tree thing. 
Best avoided!
SR



Date: 10/30/19 21:40
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

SP4360 Wrote:
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> Looks good SR,  what are the dimensions of the
> holes for the panels and are they going to be
> verical or slanted?

5x15, 5x12, and 5x12.   Vertical, and inset just enough to protect the toggles from passers-by.
SR



Date: 10/31/19 07:46
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BCutter

I really like the concept but...like some others... would think a more positive connection to the raili(ing) might be good.  Something like the wooden furniture clamps tthat are available.  BTW, I love Catzilla!  I assume she is filling either the TM or RFE role!

Bruce



Date: 10/31/19 08:07
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BoilingMan

Thanks! It doesn’t really show in the photos, but the layout drops into a couple of notches and stops underneath. It can not slide in any direction. It has to be lifted straight up to be removed from the railing and, as noted in Part 1, it’s road hugging weight makes that unlikely to happen accidentally.
SR



Date: 10/31/19 08:37
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: ntharalson

Like your "assistant"!  Thanks for posting!

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 10/31/19 09:24
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: BCutter

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> Thanks! It doesn’t really show in the photos,
> but the layout drops into a couple of notches and
> stops underneath. It can not slide in any
> direction. It has to be lifted straight up to be
> removed from the railing and, as noted in Part 1,
> it’s road hugging weight makes that unlikely to
> happen accidentally.
> SR

AH!  Good move!  Enjoy it!

Bruce



Date: 11/01/19 14:14
Re: My New Railroad 2
Author: jjd0618psd

Better watch out that the attack cat doesn't get the best of you.



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