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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 12:17:48 PM »
@Elvinley is an 8x4 (or so) layout which hinges up into the wall when Ian needs to use the dining table for dining!

It looks way too permanent and complex to fold away, but it does. I can't find the picture of the layout folded into the wall, but it's around somewhere. It's not something you would do every day, unless you can come up with a slick way of holding the rolling stock in place.

Here's the layout thread:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1237.0

When I was thinking of the folding layout it was Elvinley that was I thinking about. Itís illustrated in the PECO Guide to N Gauge Railway Modelling and in Railway Modeller in February 2015.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 12:31:28 PM by KiwiAlan, Reason: Add extra detail »

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 12:27:33 PM »

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 12:38:29 PM »

The pulley to assist in lifting the layout wasnít something that I had thought of.

That layout doesnít look like they have soldered each rail to a power bus!

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2020, 04:26:53 PM »
Not sure you'd get any brownie points for bringing the ceiling down :uneasy:
I'd be in the 'lower the layout height and fit a cover to it' camp.

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2020, 06:04:58 PM »
You could make a lid for the layout which lifts up and becomes a back scene, drop the lid down and becomes the desk/table top.
At least that way you can leave all the rolling stock on the layout when not in use.
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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2020, 06:18:51 AM »
I have seen a layout which lives in a wardrobe/ cupboard, 
You open the doors,  take hold of the top of the layout and pull. It down,  legs swing out it moves out on arms as the bottom swings up.  Once in place it's locked at the wardrobe end and you unhook the arms.

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 07:10:47 AM »
One of my friends has built a dining table that sinks into the floor when not required, and is covered by flaps when in the down position. He was able to make space for it under the floor as part of his new build conservatory - converting an existing floor would be more of a challenge. The raising mechanism is a scissors jack type from a surplus mortuary trolley.

Sounds like the 3D map of Fort Knox in Goldfinger
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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 09:59:59 AM »
Why have I got visions of pressing a button, the scissor jack purrs, the flaps open up and the table comes out of my conservatory floor with Liz Hurley on it? :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2020, 10:21:15 AM »
Cos you've got issues  :P
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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 10:33:11 AM »
Cos you've got issues  :P

And tissues, I hope ::)

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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2020, 10:45:19 AM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
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Re: Movable baseboard
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2020, 11:35:03 AM »
It's all good fun but, seriously, unless you absolutely need the floor space, I think the idea of a box lid that will slip over the top and convert the layout into a work table, without disturbing the layout, is the most sensible idea.  Of course, the box lid may have to fold up to store it when the layout is in use, but you should be able to manage that.  :thumbsup:
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