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Layout-Dome?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 7, 2002 11:13 PM
Hi I am building a small N scale layout for my 2 year old (4X4 or 4x8). I am looking for a plastic clear dome to put over the layout so he won't get it! I have seen them at shows and hobbie stores but not for sale. Any Idea would be appreciated it.

Steve
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 21, 2002 11:39 PM
I've never heard about layout-domes, but there's a company that builds layouts under glass (can't remember where though)
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Posted by nfmisso on Monday, June 24, 2002 5:04 PM
Steve;

You would be better off investing in Brio or similar wood trains for your 2 year old. When s/he reaches around 6, and they are still interested, construct a layout for them.

Nigel
Nigel N&W in HO scale, 1950 - 1955 (..and some a bit newer too) Now in San Jose, California
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 24, 2002 6:15 PM
Steve
What ever you do, with a 2 year old "DO NOT USE GLASS" to protect your layout, as suggested get her a set of wooden trains to play with, I think you can find some with a Disney theme. If you must protect it use plexie glass available at home depot. She's more important then a few trains that can be replaced.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 24, 2002 6:19 PM
Steve
Sorry, I ment HIM, I have 2 daughters.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 28, 2002 8:54 PM
To respond to your QUESTION, I would pull out your local telephone directory and look under PLASTIC DISTRIBUTERS. I used to work for a refrigeration company that made grocery store coolers and salad bars for resterants. sp? A local plastic shop made them for us. So, if you can't find a plastic shop in your area, check out the local commercial refrigeration co. Good luck.........Jamie
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Posted by douginut on Friday, June 28, 2002 10:19 PM
Check your local Lowes' or Home Depot for skylights. Most are made of very strong and everything resistant acrylic. The Brio would be a first choice for now but might help to have as the foundation of a lifetime hobby. (it was MY first train)
Doug, in UtaH

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