Elevated G-scale train for the toy room.

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 03-04-2012 09:45 PM 6521 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The boys received a G-scale Thomas train set for xmas this year. We decided the best place for this is as an elevated train running around the perimeter of their toy room.

So I built 32 hanger frames. 28 were mounted to the walls using 40 lbs drywall anchors and the 4 corners are suspended from the ceiling using all-thread rod and toggle anchors.

Once the hanger frames were up, some 3/4” x 3/4” pine runners were placed and then some 3/8” plywood roadbed was secured to the runners. The whole project was done using leftover scraps and recycled wood out of some my past projects. I got to use all 50 or so of my clamps and even that wasn’t enough to clamp the entire road bed at once, that recycled plywood was pretty wavy in spots :)

My wife is doing the paint job. Kids already love that Thomas is circling over their heads.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 10:23 PM

Awesome. I’m going to try to avoid showing this one to my kids…. j/k Great job!

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 11:53 PM

So cool!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 12:18 AM

Great idea and well executed. When I was growing up, a friend of mines father did the same thing. That was a long time ago

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 08:38 AM

That is a nice elevated train. Thank you for taking the time to share.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 12:16 PM

Now that’s just too cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 12:37 PM

That is very nice. My youngest would ‘need. to sleep in the same room.

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 05:42 PM

Wow! This reminds me of a elevated train set that my grandfather made when he was working for Eric Fuch’s Hobbies (long since closed down, but they were a New England Hobby distributer that was in a lot of malls in the Northeast) down in Mass. You did an excellent job!

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