Layout in front of a window

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nachoman, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I am thinking of a small extension to my 3x6 ft layout. What I need is a small yard, maybe 18"x8ft, primarily for car storage and staging. I actually planned for this when I built the layout and made provisions for where it would attach. My problem is, the room I have designated for the layout is physically large enough, but every way I configure it, the extension would block the window. I would rather not block the window, because I would like to be able to open it for fresh air and natural light. What have you all done in this situation? My current idea is to just put the extension in front of the window with no backdrop. I could still open the window and use it, and being just a yard, it would only be about 8 inches from the bottom of the benchwork to the top of the trains. thoughts?

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Put it on wheels, and roll it inot position and lock it when operating.

  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Paint yer backgroud on the window...
  4. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    Definately put the layout on wheels. Park it a differant way occassionaly so when your visitors enter the room they'll say
    " Oh, you've added something," or
    "That valley wasn't here before" or
    "From this angle the river looks really deep".
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    We don't need no stinking windows! :mad:

    Board it up and keep building.
    Get a fan if you want more air.
  6. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    or you can put hinges on it and flip it up when you need at the window.
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    the hinge and wheels ideas may be combined to make something interesting... you may have given me an idea!

  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Your layout will be built on a go cart...?

  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    If he gets a go-cart, I'm gonna do an N scale layout on my car's dashboard.

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