Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roof

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Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roof

Postby Dwarfboysim » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:36 am

HI all,
I have had to relocate my train layout from our family room into the Garage. I would still like to be able to get both cars into the Garage though so I need a way to raise the train table up to the roof. Then the car can be pulled in underneath it. We are looking at various options from manual control to engines, winch motors etc. If anyone knows of any ideas or has done this and can show me some pictures and or video I would be most greatful.

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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roof

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:29 pm

Put "layout hoist" into Search, and follow up the thread "baseboard new layout". It will give some ideas.

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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roof

Postby Dwarfboysim » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:14 am

Thanks for the info :) Have opted just to move it to one side of the Garage. Given the size and weight of the table the cost to set up a suitable rigging system would have cost as much as building a shed in the backyard almost. The darling wife has agreed to let me have half the garage for my layout :)

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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby pete12345 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:48 pm

I remember my dad used to have a fairly extensive layout in the garage. To make way for the car there were U-shaped brackets mounted to the walls, into which the ends of the baseboard timbers slotted. It was a two man job, but when the garage needed to be used it was a case of grab one end each and lift it out of the lower brackets and into the higher ones. Not the most elegant solution but it worked.
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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby b308 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:52 am

Only problem with "garage sharing" is that you will at some point have a wet car and layout alongside each other, not ideal! :wink:

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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby beeman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 am

Opt for the shed idea cobber, at least you will have your OWN space and not bothered by SWIMBO,don't forget either, they get worse as they get older, Beeman.
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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby Dwarfboysim » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:13 am

Hi all,
Sorry for the delayed response. We ended up selling and building again so I now have a dedicated train room.

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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:29 am

Now that's a real solution. Hope you didn't blow the railway development fund on the house though!
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Re: Ideas Required For System To Raise Train Table Up To Roo

Postby Dwarfboysim » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:43 am

Nah :) Still got funds left.
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