Benchwork and Clearance ???????

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by marty w., Jan 13, 2003.

  1. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Hi All,
    The pic below shows the design for the benchwork that will have the hidden staging yard on the new layout. It's not to scale but hope you get the idea. I have a problem with my scanner and I did this with Paint.
    The front of the staging will not have a fasica board to allow for access. Do you think that 7" to 9.5" or 9" to 11.5" between the risers are enough? The reach is 12" max. This is HO scale.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Scientific Calculation

    ?? Space required = height of track and roadbed + height of tallest car + thickness of forearm + safety margin??

  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Marty - How about making a full-size mockup, out of cardboard or something, and doing a "test-fit" on you and anyone else likely to be trying to access the various areas?
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Marty, My clearance is 6", and it's plenty of room to get into.


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  5. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Thanks Guy's!
    Shamus thanks for the pic!!! That is exactly what I needed.
    Thank You,
  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Shamus! Are You Loafing??

    Good lord, man! Your hidden staging tracks aren't scenicked!


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