Apr 4, 2021
A basic grade check in Anyrail for my walk in garage project.
Will the trains be visible for part of either helix?
Hope you keep us up to date on your progress,
You might check your local building codes for clearance requirements in front of an electrical subpanel. Even if the layout is not fastened to the wall, it would be difficult to argue that it is portable/movable to provide required clearance.
The peninsula creates a 36" reach requirement to the upper level track, and a sector of the helix, in the middle. Depending on upper level layout height, and your own height and arm length, that trackage may not be reachable. Measure the length of your arm from armpit to the tip of your thumb. That is the maximum grasping distance for you to reach and grab anything on the layout that is nearly as high as your armpit (including scenery like trees or structures).
Will the helixes allow you to stand up inside them to access derailed trains or adjust trackwork?
Love to get all the other neighborhood playmobil guys together for an operating session. Is this going to be double deck?
This will be double deck, unfortunately the only way to show a separated deck in Anyrail is create a new file. I may do that just to clear things up and add labels.
Those funny blue guys represent a person, ok me, and i'm a big guy. The electrical panel is about 32" from the benchwork, not that OSHA will inspect anyway.
Here is a different version. I moved the lower level tracks at the helix to run in front for more visual interest. I also moved the helix back from the lower level track so one can see the trains until they disappear behind some trees or an overpass. In the 3D shot Loma Linda would be on the lower level on the near edge with the small helix to the right. The upper level is San Timoteo Canyon with Beaumont/Banning along the back wall where the large helix is.
I have plans with a lift out and duckunder but just don't want them. This leaves more room in the rest of the garage for me to do other things.
OSHA has no jurisdiction in your home.
However, selling your home (or sometimes just refinancing or getting a home equity loan) requires an inspection by the local building department, unless the buyer is paying cash.
Just trying to think outside the box here...
Now there is a great idea.