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hi all im in the process of getting a 7m x 6m shed built , i want to make a track up on a table but i need to pull the track up into the roof cavity out of the way for the cars to come in also it will be used as workshop . has anybody any ideas as to do this . i have seen many a time on web sites but no design or plans any help would be appreciated.

regards Peter :o

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Ours pulls up against the wall of the garage using a boat winch. I'm sure Vinno could give you more details about it when he's back tomorrow night.

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G'day Slider

 

Before I got my new garage built my track was lifted up to the rafters in the old garage. I didn't want to lean it against a wall as that would have meant fixing all the track and accessories to the base board.

 

My circuit is on a board 1.8m x 3.6m so raising it was easy. All I did was screw 6 eye bolts into the frame, one on each corner and one each side of the center. I then looped six chains around the rafters and attached then to the eye bolts with spring toggles. Because the track and board wen't too heavy I just lifted the whole thing from on end at a time in stages then looped the chains under the board and secured them in place with the same spring toggles. No way it was anywhere unless the roof fell in of course. :o

 

If you want more details please feel free to email me and I'll pass on whatever you need.


'til next time close racing

WOVTAM

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heyo,

 

perhaps you could attach one edge to a wall thru some door hinges and have ropes and a pulley system or as jacob sugessted, a boat winch to fold it up out of the way, in a simlar style as a draw bridge on a castle.

 

or you could make the table with colasable legs and a layout thats long and narrow (say 5m long but only 1.2m wide), so the when the table is collasped, the car can drive over the layout with the layout positioned between the wheels of the car. when i was a little kid i made a huge aircraft carrier for my G I Joe toys and when it wasn't in use it was stored under the car in the garage. The control tower was detachable and that was stored elsewhere, so that i wasn't too tall to fit under the car. (it got a few oil stains on it though, but i thought that just added the the realism to the carrier. :o a plastic sheet over the track layout would protect it, you'd just be limited with how high you made the permanent scenery )

 

cya

Rene.


An unmodified car is like a blank sheet of paper, aching to be drawn on.

 

Ren's 3 lane routed track with analogue pits and 2 car sudden death.

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Thanks Phil , thats a great help :o

I don't want to have the track swing up on the wall due to the buildings trees etc . and i dont want to fix the track on the board . also i want some elevation in the track so i have no choise then to pull track up to the ceiling . but having said that all ideas are welcome as nothing is set in concrete yet. I always like to get as many ideas as i can thanks to all so far .

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If you are going to pull up to the ceiling don't forget to insulate the roof of your shed. It gets pretty hot in Aus as you know and plastic isn't that tollerant to extreme heat.

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