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Old 06-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Suspending model train tracks


Looking for ideas on suspending LGB kind railway track, H0 scale, from the flat ceiling of 14' x 10' room.

I am thinking aluminum tubes as the bed, however, I have never done any sort of welding before.

What other materials I can use for the track bed and hangers?

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Use threaded rod as the hanger rods and your aluminum tubes as the base. Then only nuts and bolts are needed.

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@joed, what sort of threaded rod should I use, that is what I had in mind. Have no idea where to find them.
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A flat road of Plexiglas or Lexan mounted off the walls on the same type of angles... strong plastic.

This is the idea: http://youtu.be/nqT_rOomd64 but without those bulky ceiling hangers.

Or something like this: http://youtu.be/CTSJPBwGJaw
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I like the idea of plexiglass, you can see from below. I wonder how they have joined the plexiglass platform.

I like the suspended ones, not too fond of having a shelf type even though I will run it in one room near the walls.
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Plexiglass is expensive:
102.40 USD 48 inch x 96 inch, I will need 10 of these.
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the diagram looks like oak dowel rods drilled into top and bottom pieces, 1 x2. simple to make and strong enough if glued correctly and the top is toggled strongly to the ceiling...
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Aircraft cable or stranded wire braid and ferrules?

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