08-01-2012, 02:10 PM
1st phase of the redo is finished. Here's a photo of the lowering of the top track and subsequent new scenery. Now comes the hard part figuring out how to put a tunnel in this low relief area below the turnout. The new grade on the upper track beyond the turnout is 2 degrees. Jim
Last edited by HOexplorer; 08-01-2012 at 05:32 PM.
08-01-2012, 03:17 PM
08-03-2012, 04:25 PM
Thanks Lee. I'm trying to figure out how to make the middle track go into a tunnel. I'm thinking of having it going down a bit and raising the area near the turnout. This is going to be a tough one. Jim
08-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Hi all, I need some input please. I have this great desk/workbench.
It is sturdy and perfect for my usage. I have a problem. With the new redo of the layout everything will work out better if I have an extra 7 or 8 inches on the layout end. That would put it over my desk and inch or two.
My question is: Have any of you ever made a desk less wide? I'm thinking of sawing out a 6 inch section. Of course I would have to do the drawer as well. The desk is 42 inches and I'm sure I could live with 36 inches. Will the desk become too weak or sag? I will put adequate bracing on it. I was just wondering if anyone has had this experience.
I would cut out the area of the black plastic thing at that spot. Jim
08-03-2012, 07:24 PM
It looks like more of a pain than it's worth. Can it be turned or relocated?
BTW- You're very brave putting your work bench over a vent. I'd loose everything down it.
08-03-2012, 07:44 PM
You would be better off building a new desk than trying to shorten an existing one.
08-03-2012, 07:58 PM
I agree with DianneB. Once furniture is built, virtually impossible to alter effectively. Not worth the effort to ruin a good desk.
08-03-2012, 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by HOexplorer
Just have the layout hang over the 8 inches of the desk. that way you can still use the desk.
A work up i made in paint
08-03-2012, 10:55 PM
^^^^Most definitely the best solution.
08-04-2012, 10:17 AM
Railrunner, That's a good one. I'm sure there are a few things down there but nothing serious I hope. The only thing I'm missing is my best tweezers. I don't think they would go through the cracks. If worse comes to worst these are passive vents and I can go under the house and find stuff. Jim