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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most stations were merely a curved loop and a siding.


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

4 comments:

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

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

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  3. Sorry I didn't realise that.

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

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