Operators chair

Started by MistyEyedWanderer, February 01, 2024, 09:48:53 PM

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MistyEyedWanderer

For operations, of course.  Not surgical, unless you count train surgery.
I can't stand for very long, I'll run out of steam pretty quickly if I try, so I am looking for a nice high comfortable supportive chair in the style of a drafting chair, but much higher with good adjust to set the viewing height. 
Current test layout height is about 54'' on some furniture.  It's awkward, I prefer typical eye level. 
Ideally I would operate in the NMRA style where you follow your train, but I think that will only work with a lower height layout with leg space underneath to scoot along the floor. 

So as usual, a ramble and a question.  Has anyone tried a 'high' drafting chair resistant to falling over?       

Newportnobby

Not exactly a drafting chair but I bought one of these so I could see at several levels (my layout is at 44" high) and it's very comfortable for someone like me who can't stand for too long. Maybe something similar would help you?

https://www.dunelm.com/product/apollo-pu-leather-bar-stool-1000162387


The Q

#2
I use a folding ironing stool very similar to this.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Folding-perching-ironing-padded-adjustable/dp/B004U9LWUO/ref=sr_1_5?crid=B0C4EJU21TSH&keywords=ironing+stool+adjustable+height&qid=1706989151&sprefix=Ironing+stool%2Caps%2C218&sr=8-5
But I don't scoot around.

Most chairs of the five legged type are resistant to capsize , but there's only so much you can resist ideally you need an absolutely smooth hard floor, and no controller leads to trip over.

GrahamB

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JanW

Would a saddle stool work for you?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ergonomic-Saddle-Wheels-Massage-Cutting/dp/B0887Y9THX?th=1

The surgeons in the hospital where I work use them and it allows you to follow your trains.

Jan

Bigmac

#5
by coincidence--i had an interesting experience last week in my railway room

my cheap chinese swivel chair--on 5 legs with castors--broke under me.

The room floor is laminate--i leaned back slightly in the chair and felt something give--then the chair shot out from under and between my legs--and i fell back wards and crashed into the wall cabinet lower corner hurting my back between my shoulders.  I lived to tell the tale.

One of the legs of the chair had sheared the welding--and twisted sideways.

If anyone has one of these things--check those welds !

My chair went in the bin--no more castor jobs for me.
i used to be indecisive...but now i'm not so sure.

Trainfish

Quote from: Newportnobby on February 01, 2024, 10:26:23 PMNot exactly a drafting chair but I bought one of these so I could see at several levels (my layout is at 44" high) and it's very comfortable for someone like me who can't stand for too long. Maybe something similar would help you?

https://www.dunelm.com/product/apollo-pu-leather-bar-stool-1000162387



I have 2 similar to this (1 on each side of the layout). Mine aren't the wraparound type though as I have wide hips. Or a big arse, you decide.

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