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Plans for a model railroad table? Answered


I'd like to build a table for my son's HO scale model railroad layout, and want one that's not too heavy and can be taken up and down stairs when we move it to a different room after the house is painted. Thanks!

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2011-05-15

I've made a track board straight on top of two cheap hollow core doors - very light and very stiff.

Hinges in the centre let me fold it in half.

Steve

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What a great idea. I'm getting ready to replace three interior doors because their frames are lopsided, so I can use your idea for practically no cost. Thanks!

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AndyGadget (author)2011-05-15

  
+1 to Steve's idea. 
Alternatively, you could downscale a bit and build it in a Faberge egg #;¬) 

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AndyGadget (author)AndyGadget2011-05-15

 
The other advantage of a hollow door is you can make cut-outs in the skin to mount the point motors (as long as you do a bit of planning to avoid the internal battens).

I've got most of the bits to build a fairly decent 'N' gauge layout in the loft and I've already made an L shaped baseboard for it, but as always, so much to do and so little time to do it in.  With all these 'labour saving' gadgets we have nowadays, we should be leading lives of leisure but it doesn't seem to work that way.

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kevinhannan (author)AndyGadget2011-05-16

I'm glad my life is busy - what with my hobbies completing filling up my leisure time... ;-)

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kevinhannan (author)2011-05-15

steve, can i come and live in the shed at the bottom of your yard? ;-)

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steveastrouk (author)kevinhannan2011-05-15

You could, but there IS a queue you know.

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