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Author Topic: Folding layouts - anyone built something like this?  (Read 150 times)

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Offline DarrwestLU6

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Folding layouts - anyone built something like this?
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:34:58 pm »
I have been set a new challenge, due to space in our hallway, to build a layout that folds flat against a wall and into a storage box, so it looks all neat and tidy and that box is standing on the floor. The layout is 6 foot by 4 foot. I am allowed to screw it to the wall so can build the box around any supports, workings etc.  I am inspired by this design - see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tereomp-Xgo

(The concept is right but my layout will fold long side parallel with the floor).

Before I get into it, has anyone on the forum built anything like this and can give me some tips?
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Re: Folding layouts - anyone built something like this?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 09:50:08 pm »
When I was a lad, my dad built me a layout that was hinged against the wall. It was offset by about 4”. A couple of pulleys and some clothes line enabled me to raise and lower it.
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Re: Folding layouts - anyone built something like this?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 01:04:53 am »
It does mean that all your scenery needs to be very strongly secured, and you have to take all locos and stock off the layout of course.

When I was a lad in the 70s I had a 6x4 where the whole thing winched up to the ceiling in my bedroom and out of the way.  I think I've still got the pulleys somewhere!
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