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Project by boxcarmarty posted 07-16-2012 01:42 AM 2276 views 5 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another LJ had seen my G-scale shelf layout and told me I needed to post it since it was made of WOOD. So here it is. The shelf is 3/4” plywood attached to the wall with brick molding. The shelf is then supported with rods that go thru the ceiling and into the attic. The plywood edge was then capped with a 3/4” molding before primer and paint was applied…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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#1 posted 07-16-2012 01:54 AM

Wow, Marty. I’ve got a few Harley trains that I was gonna do something like this to in my basement. It’s one o them ta-do/bucket lists. Way kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 01:55 AM

Now that’s cool – you can play with your trains every day and they are not in the way! I always did like the trains running around the ceiling…....never seems to get old. My brother and I still have the Lionel setup packed away….My problem is I drive to fast….and that never ends well…

Drive safe.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 02:10 AM

Move it up the list Roger. It’s time to play…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 02:12 AM

Jeff, My grandson got it going a bit fast one day and derailed it, but it didn’t take that 7 foot plunge…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 02:14 AM

what a great idea marty

time to play is right

love the trestle

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 02:22 AM

Thanks patron. Here is the video link if you need help viewing it…..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsjMAZxahE&feature=youtu.be

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 02:30 AM

Man I want to come play. All I could think about was Gomez on The Adams Family. I love it Marty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 07-16-2012 02:32 AM

AAALLLLLLL ABOOOOOARD!!!!

Is there a “Bar Car” & a “Sleep It Of Car” on that run???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 07-16-2012 02:35 AM

Thanks for the video help Dave. Maybe I can put a little Gomez in on the next one…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#10 posted 07-16-2012 02:45 AM

Way cool.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#11 posted 07-16-2012 03:40 AM

Damn you Marty.
Everytime I see photos of your in house train layout, my wife and I get into a knock down, drag out fight over me wanting to turn my living room into a full scale train set.
I want trains.
She’s got dang unicorns everywhere.
You keep this up and she’s going to kick me out.
Then I’m going to have to come live with you so I can see these beautiful trains everyday.
I’m going to put you in the poor house just buying coffee for me.
I won’t be able to contribute anything besides wood working expertise because you know my wife is going to keep all my money to take care of these kids.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 07-16-2012 03:41 AM

Seriously though, I’m glad you finally posted this.
It’s an amazing setup.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 07-16-2012 03:43 AM

Great video.
I just went back to watch it.
Then I watched it three more times.
Then I played it again while I fixed another cup of joe just because I love that music you put with it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 07-16-2012 03:47 AM

In case anyone hasn’t already figured it out, I’m the “another LJ”.
I’ve seen photos of this layout before and am amazed, envious, and in awe; all at the same time.
My grandfather worked all his life for the Illinois Central Railroad. So I grew up practically on train yards. A lot of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life I can trace back to what some hobo told me at some point. I admire the huge train sets at a museum near my hometown. I’ve always freamed of having something like that in my home.
Then I met Marty online, and guess what? HE DOES!!!

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 07-16-2012 05:02 AM

Marty that just to cool ,loved the cedar tressle , a great video too that music fit the bill ,thanks for sharing i enjoyed it, now i know why you got that air in there wood shop and trains

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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