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Home made In door Suspended Railroad

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  • From: Clinton, TN
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Home made In door Suspended Railroad
Posted by mavdoc on Thursday, August 16, 2007 3:30 AM

In the winter months I want to run my G scale trains on a suspended track system in my recreation room. Commercial systems are to costly for me, some running at $23.00 per foot!

Has anyone be successful in building a suspended system that looks good and is economical? If so have you/can post your pictures?

Thanks

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  • From: Jones County, Georgia
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Posted by GearDrivenSteam on Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:11 AM
Why be a sissy? Why not keep runnin um outside? Marty Cozad runs his stuff through the snow with the movies to prove it.  
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:07 AM

Mavdoc

I have an out side track and an inside track which are both track power. winter time when the snow blows i run in side , I guess i'm a sissy because i run inside to, here is a picture of my inside track ,it's made from 1x6 pine boards and the turns are made from plywood. this track is in my basement. the top track runs all around the basement it's about 80 ft. in all ben

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Posted by cacole on Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:28 PM

If I were going to do this, I would consider using the wire rack shelving so the trains are visible at all times, because a solid wood base blocks your view of the train except when it's on the opposite side of the room from where you are.  Curves would still be a problem, though.

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Posted by GearDrivenSteam on Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:23 PM
I was of course being humorous when I said "sissy". LOL
It is enough that Jesus died and that he died for me.

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