My Son's Bedroom

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vinwarlock, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. vinwarlock

    vinwarlock New Member

    Pictures of My Son's Bedroom

    Hello every one I'm new here and just wanted to post some pic's of my weekend project I put some track around my son's bedroom so that the trains are out of the way and not on the floor i'm using mth's dcs to run the trains he has two up there now one steam and one diesel the diesel is pulling his polar express cars for now let me know what you think still have to take it down and stain it thanks i will post more pictures after i stain it

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  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Neat job.
    My seuggestion is that you put a triangle of wood inside the corners so that there is a bit more track support and something to catch anything that derails. A 6"x6" triangle might be enough. When it derails, the train will often come off the inside of the curve; a bit of fence might be a good idea.
  3. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    Looks good!!

    It looks like its a relatively simple construction. Is it basically 1x6's and shelving braces?
  4. vinwarlock

    vinwarlock New Member

    It's 1x8's and I think when I take it down to stan it I will put up some railing something like a cattle fence
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Depending on price, you may want to consider a plexiglas "fence" a few inches high. BTW, that John Deere train looks great!

  6. vinwarlock

    vinwarlock New Member

    Thanks for the idea I will look into it my son love's his John Deere train after i stain it and and get it back up I will take pictures again I think when we put it back up we will put the blue comet up on it and show it off for a bit thanks again for the hint MasonJar
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    If you go to your local glass installer they usually have a bin of "junk" plexiglass that they probably will give you for free. Never hurts to ask. :D
  8. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Looks great! I've been wanting to do something similar for my son's room and haven't got 'round to it yet. Very nice.
  9. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    Looks great! What gauge is that?? I might do the same with my AF.

    One word of advice..It seems you have a good stretch of unsupported shelf. What seems apparently "solid" wood will start to sag, even under its own weight. Shelving like you have should have supports at least every 24". You don't want your trains "see-sawing" their way around the room.

    Lots of luck.

  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Supports every 16" or 32" will match the spacing of the studs in the wall...

  11. vinwarlock

    vinwarlock New Member

    it is o-31 gauge it might not look it on the pictures but the supports are about every 2 to 3 feet and i needed to work around windows and doors I'm also thinking about puting wood blocks to fill in the space from the top of the doors and windows to the shelf thanks for your suggestions they are very helpful

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