Train Bed #6: Pre-Assembly

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 04-16-2009 01:43 PM 1303 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The train project is chugging along fine. Everything is built and the base color has been applied. I wanted to do one last test fit before I send it off to have the graphics designed and applied.

I placed the brackets in all four corners. I use a siderail type bracket that makes assembly very easy and quick. I also mounted the doors on the lower storage unit and the cattle guard.

I am outsourcing the graphics work and usually I’d just take the parts that needed the graphics only. On this project I’ll take the whole bed and set it up at their location. This will keep the mistakes down.

Here is a picture of it so far:
The assembled train bed.

I finally go my computer to record videos again so here is raw video of the pre-assembly.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing now live:

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 03:59 PM

is the door below the window by the steps for storage below the bed or is it closed off

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 01:22 AM

Hi Chris,

I took your advice and joined here today and must say the train project is looking good. Can’t wait till the finished project.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 12:22 PM

Shophobby, that is storage. You can actually use the entire under side of the bed.

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 12:23 PM

Gene, welcome to LJ’s and thanks for the pictures of the murphy bed. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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