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Offline gachar001  
#1 Posted : 04 March 2020 11:15:06(UTC)
gachar001

India   
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Location: Chennai
After 6 years of having my layout stuff in boxes I finally unpacked them and started setting them up in my home in India. Ran a couple of trains on it yesterday.

I have a new motorized winching layout.

Here is a short video.

Winching layout
Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
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Offline thing fish  
#2 Posted : 04 March 2020 11:19:44(UTC)
thing fish

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Very cool indeed!

Have fun.

C.
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Offline applor  
#3 Posted : 05 March 2020 05:31:16(UTC)
applor

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Nice, you actually have a fair bit of room for a layout hidden up there.

Are you planning to do a permanent build with scenery?
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline Bones  
#4 Posted : 07 March 2020 09:57:08(UTC)
Bones

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Location: Queensland
As they say where there's a will there's a way

It looks good just hope it never falls

Congratulation's - The trains are to be enjoyed and you can't do that with them sitting on shelf
Offline DaleSchultz  
#5 Posted : 07 March 2020 14:37:00(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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motorized! Very nice! Once it is down do you rest it on some trestles to stop it moving about?

I did a similar thing in my bedroom in the mid 1970s, but not nearly as nice. Mine was all manual and I had to take the rope from each corner to a central pulley at the top which wasted some vertical space.
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
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Offline gachar001  
#6 Posted : 16 March 2020 08:44:05(UTC)
gachar001

India   
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Location: Chennai
Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post
Nice, you actually have a fair bit of room for a layout hidden up there.

Are you planning to do a permanent build with scenery?


Eventually I want to add scenery and maybe a two level layout with basement parking. But right now the focus is to just get all my rolling stock out of boxes and get them running on a basic layout.

Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
Offline gachar001  
#7 Posted : 16 March 2020 08:47:57(UTC)
gachar001

India   
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Location: Chennai
Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
motorized! Very nice! Once it is down do you rest it on some trestles to stop it moving about?

I did a similar thing in my bedroom in the mid 1970s, but not nearly as nice. Mine was all manual and I had to take the rope from each corner to a central pulley at the top which wasted some vertical space.


I have 4 stainless steel legs that I need to thread to the base of the layout. This helps but still allows a little bit of movement of the table.

Some of my friends have manual cranked platforms. I took their idea and motorized it.

Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
Offline gachar001  
#8 Posted : 18 March 2020 09:37:14(UTC)
gachar001

India   
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Location: Chennai
Originally Posted by: Bones Go to Quoted Post
As they say where there's a will there's a way

It looks good just hope it never falls

Congratulation's - The trains are to be enjoyed and you can't do that with them sitting on shelf


I hope it never falls too. But the mechanism does have a built in ratcheting system which is supposed to prevent such issues.
In any case I have made an arrangement with eye hooks and steel cables to manually restrain it if something does happen. Basically, 2 steel cables will be strung under the platform and will be hooked on to eye hooks on either end which are drilled into concrete.

Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
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