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This rambling blog is about building a simple layout in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The bridge of size

One of the problems with a continuous layout is access, it is either up or under, neither is viable so a lifting section is the best option.

Even this has issues that need resolving, accuracy of the device being paramount, so I obtained the services of a local cabinetmaker for a very reasonable cost. The other problem is alignment, here I used best quality 75mm hinges with removable pins.

Pin out

Pin in

Perfect alignment


  1. Wow!, that certainly is accurate alignment. What do you cover the hinges with, Tim, scenically speaking?

  2. The lifting bridge is just off scene at the moment but I will give it some thought.

  3. Sorry I didn't realise that.

  4. I agree with Martin, that is such a good bit of workmanship. A wise move, getting a cabinetmaker in!


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