Duckunders and lift outs

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by xpt rail, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    My father had a duckunder on his layout. The floor was linoleum and the benchwork was so strong that I could take a run, slide down on my knees and pull myself under using the main beam on the layout as a grab handle. Of course that was 15 years and a back surgery ago so I wouldn't be able to do that any more.
    Anyway I would still go with the duckunder even though I'm 6'9" tall. I'd just take my time crawling under and pad the benchwork. Laying a bit of lino on the floor if you have carpet might help too.
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

  3. Old_Bob

    Old_Bob Member

    There was a magazine article a while back on a hinged or swing-out section instead of a duckunder. I have it saved here somewhere but can't put my hand on it at the moment. The opening end was cut at an angle so the track sections met reliably without binding. This is what I plan to use at the door to my layout room; my wife would NEVER tolerate a duckunder!

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