Hang It

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by FC Alturas, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. FC Alturas

    FC Alturas New Member

    Yesterday my awesome wife brought me an add for a Prostor Heavy Lift Storage System. It is a system that lets you hang most anything from your garage ceiling. I called the company and talked to their customer service rep. She said that it would be more than capable to pupport a layout in fact serveral of her people are using them. I ordered two from sears because she also said that Sears has the best price. She also wants pictures so..........I find out in a couple of weeks.
  2. emt49

    emt49 Member

    that sounds awsome do thay have a web page :thumb:
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That's really interesting! Thanks for the information...not because I'm planning to suspend my layout...but because I just bought a canoe! :)

    Keep us up to date on how it works for you while I visit my local Sears.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Lee: check out your garage ceiling to see what it will support.
  5. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Thanks Cid for that link, it gives us a better idea what we're talking about here. One concern is how to keep the thing from swaying around when you touch it, seeing how it is supported from the ceiling by four cables. If other people are using it for layouts, I'm sure they've taking that into account, but it should rest on something when it's down to give it stability. Another concern is dust. That's one reason I moved my layout from the garage to inside the house. Layouts and garages aren't really that compatable, especially when you also have a woodworking shop in it.:eek::eek:

    But that does look like a great solution to a limited-space problem. Let us know how it works out for you.:)
  7. SteamerFan

    SteamerFan Member

    Don, if you're concerned with dust, this is great, you build a box that is installed at the top. when the layout is up, it's encased, thus no dust.

    But i agree, some fold down table legs ro such should be used to keep it from swaying when down.

    of Course you could build something similar to this for probably cheaper too, this is only a 4x4' area, so anything bigger would require some custom built system.
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    For legs, you could get a sawhorse kit and let the layout rest on a couple of sawhorses. This is the brackets to make a sawhorse out of 2x4s. They can usually be dismantled or folded up out of the way.
  9. FC Alturas

    FC Alturas New Member

    Up date;
    I got the hangers yesterday. Looks like they will work out ok. With the way my house is built I'm having to with plan "B" installing 90 degrees to the joist. Hopefully I'll get them in before I get redeployed in July. Pixs soon.
  10. FC Alturas

    FC Alturas New Member

    Hey guys;
    Finally an update. After a couple of false starts and hardware glitches. I have the system on the ceiling. A couple of things. Be sure and check the direction and spaceing of the joists my were not 16" centers so I had to do plan "B". Also the hardware in the kit is junk. Do you know what it's like to have a bolt go whizzzing past your ear when you turn around.I had to replace most of it with airplane stuff. I called the manufacture and they are replacing all the ones that I had problems with. All in all it looks like it's gonna work. Find out tonight.
  11. dwight77

    dwight77 Member

    Looking forward to the results you attain. Please send pictures and also let us know what size train board you are hanging. Thanks


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