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Posted by OhioRailroader on Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:19 PM
Well, I just finished benchwork on my 1st module section and it's at 40", adjustable from 39"-40 1/2". But now, I'll have to buy a new chair, lol. Mine isn't high enough anymore. [:D]
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Posted by OhioRailroader on Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:19 PM
Well, I just finished benchwork on my 1st module section and it's at 40", adjustable from 39"-40 1/2". But now, I'll have to buy a new chair, lol. Mine isn't high enough anymore. [:D]
John McManaman Ohio Valley Free-mo Website - http://www.trainweb.org/ohiovalleyfreemo Ohio Valley Free-mo Forum - http://ovfm.ipbfree.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:14 PM
36" to the underside of the framework. That makes the average rail height about 42". WHY so low? My layout room is 11' x 11' with an average 36" deep shelf around the room, the corners are the deepest part and I can reach them by standing. Operation is done from an old office chair(s) with wheels (no back) which puts the rail just below eye level :) with a clear 36" under the framework I just slide old kitchen cabinets under it for storage and if (when) I need to get under it for maintenance they slide right out. Standing for several hours on a concrete floor to operate trains is harder on MY back than the occasional maintenance trip down under.
Oz is a state of mind - :)

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:14 PM
36" to the underside of the framework. That makes the average rail height about 42". WHY so low? My layout room is 11' x 11' with an average 36" deep shelf around the room, the corners are the deepest part and I can reach them by standing. Operation is done from an old office chair(s) with wheels (no back) which puts the rail just below eye level :) with a clear 36" under the framework I just slide old kitchen cabinets under it for storage and if (when) I need to get under it for maintenance they slide right out. Standing for several hours on a concrete floor to operate trains is harder on MY back than the occasional maintenance trip down under.
Oz is a state of mind - :)

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:26 PM
I vote for the adjustable height and raise it as your boys grow. Just make the legs bolt on and get new legs about 4 years from now and bolt them on giving you a new height.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:26 PM
I vote for the adjustable height and raise it as your boys grow. Just make the legs bolt on and get new legs about 4 years from now and bolt them on giving you a new height.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:28 PM
Here's a solution:

HAMMOCKS!

You can hang them at any height you want. Schedule your nap times to coincide with your junior operators.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:28 PM
Here's a solution:

HAMMOCKS!

You can hang them at any height you want. Schedule your nap times to coincide with your junior operators.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 10:22 PM
Thanks for all of the helpful comments

Joe
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 10:22 PM
Thanks for all of the helpful comments

Joe
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:41 AM
The NMRA standard is 40 inches, but do as you please.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:41 AM
The NMRA standard is 40 inches, but do as you please.

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