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Old 01-21-2017, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bonus Room G scale Wall Train construction log.

I have decided to build a indoor wall hugging G scale layout in the upstairs bonus room (AKA man cave). It will be mainly for display and storage.
This project is expected to take months to accomplish so i though i would log the progress and lessons i learned along the way.

So the train will basically run along the wall at a height of about 3 foot using about 60 feet of track.

More to come.......

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Old 01-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That will be great. Does that say "Bridges" under the stairs?

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I had a set up like that, I took it down because the noise was extreme. This brass track over carpet felt underlay. The problem was using metal wheels on the cars, plastic wheels are alot quieter
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Perfect - exactly what I'm planning in one of the rooms in my new house.

So I will be very interested in exactly what you do.

I need some sort of lift out bridge where my door is.

Right now I'm deciding if it makes more sense to use wall brackets to support the road bed around the room or use table legs.

And the comment about some noise dampening - very useful.
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Why not use sound deadening material like Dynamat?
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After shopping around,, i discovered the cheapest i could find shelf suports was about $1.30 each for cheap little metal ones. I would need about 20 of them which got me thinking, "can i do this for less?" I decided just to get a $5 dollar 2x6x8 and make them myself.
You can tell by the brand names on my tools that i'm a bit of a cheapskate

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HomeDepot has this 3.25x8 primed base molding for $3.66 (online order only) It's the lowest price i could find for a non-pro consumer such as myself.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Woodgrain...0558/203209372

Flipped upside down, this will look good on the wall between the shelf supports and it will add support to the shelf.

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What curvature are the corners? Not R1 I hope.

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What curvature are the corners? Not R1 I hope.

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Good point, this is something i considered as well. This is a functioning room so pace is an issue here. I opted for 5' diameter( 30" radius) in the corners. Clearance for long cars has been verified. Im not going to be running any Hudsons or BigBoys and the engines and cars will be speed governed to scale narrow gauge. mainly the track is going to be for storage and display but i thought it would be nice to have a running loop .

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That will be great. Does that say "Bridges" under the stairs?

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It's a upstairs room, the Bridges will actually be visible on the wall as one ascends the stairs.
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