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Nothing fancy, at least not yet.

making good progress on my 200 foot run around the basement.

track work is mostly done, but i still have to hang about 35 feet of shelf around the other end of the room.

Bridgy goodness!





UPDATE! Its january 2018 and this bridge is still rocking perfect alignment!
 

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The first one is easy - as part of the basement "around the basement" implies you don't go past a doorway, but through it.

We expect a thorough loop. :)

The stairway - A swing gate with an automatic return/close would be my choice.
 

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Wow! Holy cow! That is one beautiful Star Trek poster there.
Is it autographed? Looks like it would be.

Oh, I do like the layout, no doubt.
But I'm a Star Trek fan from way way back.
 

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Wow! Holy cow! That is one beautiful Star Trek poster there.
Is it autographed? Looks like it would be.

Oh, I do like the layout, no doubt.
But I'm a Star Trek fan from way way back.
Haha LOVE star trek. i WISH it was autographed, but no. It IS very old though, it's been on the wall since i was at least 7 years old I think.

(Im watching TNG as we speak haha)
 

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Looking really good. I too am a huge star trek fan, but manily just the original series. I am looking forward to seeing more of your layout as it unfolds.....
 

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Getting there. I'm gonna be building like an 8 foot removable bridge plank. Not a lot of money going into this so it takes time.,
I've got a friend near here who has his mainline running across a doorway, he's got a half door that swings open with the track running on top.
He talks about it, but I don't know if it works.
 

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I've got a friend near here who has his mainline running across a doorway, he's got a half door that swings open with the track running on top.
He talks about it, but I don't know if it works.
Oh yeah........that would be a Dutch door. I can picture that.
The rails would be on the shelf that opens with the bottom section.
Yeah, good idea.

Oh, and I like that steamer clock! (A few pics back)
 

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The friend of mine who has the Dutch door bridge is currently at the nmra convention in Indianapolis. As soon as he gets back I'll get some pictures of that and actually find out if it's working and then we can all take a look. I know with any kind of movable track section like this alignment is always an issue.
 
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