Show me your Hollow Core Door Layout

in2tech Jul 22, 2006

  1. G&G Railway

    G&G Railway TrainBoard Member

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    Just make sure your layout will be a good working height for you. Bending over a layout that is to low will take a toll on your back.
     
  2. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard. You used the same brand of folding table legs as I did. I got mine at Lowe's for $20.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy New Member

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    My little hollow core door layout. Fun.
     

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  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Katy,

    That's very nice. Welcome aboard.

    Charlie
     
  5. MP333

    MP333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    @ Katy, that looks fantastic!
     
  6. ccaranna

    ccaranna TrainBoard Member

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    The hollow core door on folding table legs as illustrated in post #158 is exactly what I am planning on doing.

    Do you have any recommendations about how to raise the layout using that method?
     
  7. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Your layout looks great Katy. Welcome to Train Board.
     
  8. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the "select" hollow core door club Katy,
    It's looking good. Nice grain elevator.

    Jacques



     
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  9. ccaranna

    ccaranna TrainBoard Member

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    I guess this was a stupid question?
     
  10. djconnolly

    djconnolly New Member

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    I learned a long time ago that no question is stupid .... and you usually answer your own.

    Just started a new hollow core door layout myself today. Got the materials this week and put up four tables in about 4 hours (with lots of breaks).

    Thanks to WPZepherfan for posting the photos of the underside of his table. Saved me a lot of time.
     
  11. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Yeah, I noticed the pictures you posted. Do you have a trackplan for this layout?
     
  12. friscobob

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    Nice!

    Two items:
    1. Welcome to Trainboard!
    2. Nicely-done layout. That trackplan looks like a direct adaptation of the Carolina Central layout, and a noce one at that. I like that grain elevator at the left- what is that industry to the right?
     
  13. Katy

    Katy New Member

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    Yes, it's based on the Carolina Central, but I made a few changes to it. It's been a fun small layout.
     

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  14. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Please Continue on Hollow Core Door Layouts

    No worries ratonman. The comment is being sorted. Thanks. I deleted all of them as not being train related. Let's please continue on the hollow core door layouts.
     
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  15. friscobob

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    Katy: That's a nice-looking grain elevator complex.

    Can you share some of the stats on your layout with us (size, track used, DC or DCC, etc.)?
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not at all. I seem to recall an article about this, years ago. Someone had fabricated leg extensions, using aluminum pipe they got from a hardware store. These pieces slipped over the existing legs. Sorry, I don't recall more at this time.

    Boxcab E50
     
  17. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Bed Risers

    I have seen small bucket shaped "stools" which are intended to raise the height of a bed. They are referred to as bed risers or bed elevators. I am sure you could use these to raise the height. I would think they would be very sturdy.

    Perhaps you can see this example:
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  18. Jeepy84

    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    There are a couple issues of MR with methods similar to this. My favorite used wing-headed bolts and holes drilled every one inch through the pipe and then two in the table leg. The holes were then tapped to accept the bolts, no nuts required.
     
  19. Carsten Weye

    Carsten Weye TrainBoard Member

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    Here's a layout I designed a few years back. It's for z-scale. It was designed for a little competition, that newer really got to be.

    The design fits a hollow core door, and have reamined a design, never got to be a real layout.
     

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  20. SpectreOne3

    SpectreOne3 TrainBoard Member

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    That's a great idea. I might have to "borrow" it.
     

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