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I remember seeing on here once a lifting system to take a layout up to the ceiling out of the way, sone a search but can't find the post.


Anyone remember it??

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QUOTE Anyone remember it??

Not me. I managed to unearth a thread from December 2005 but the images referred to are no longer available. Maybe it's time for another discussion....

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QUOTE (Cpt Jack Sparrow @ 3 Sep 2008, 19:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I remember seeing on here once a lifting system to take a layout up to the ceiling out of the way, sone a search but can't find the post.


Anyone remember it??

Cheers

Cpt Jack

Hi Jack.
There was an advert in one of the model railway magazines in the past few months for such a hoist. I'm sorry but I don't remember which mag. It was in one of the following mags . Railway Modeller, Model Rail or British Railway Modelling. I remember it was in the rear half of the magazine.
 

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My club has just finished building such layout hoist in the club house. It is not especially a design solution but does the job nicely. I can make some pictures if you want. Simple DIY tools were used, stuff that you can by in homebase. I reckon it is not a big investment. When the layout is lowered it is placed on tables to ensure a even surface.
 

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QUOTE (Nygma @ 3 Sep 2008, 23:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My club has just finished building such layout hoist in the club house. It is not especially a design solution but does the job nicely. I can make some pictures if you want. Simple DIY tools were used, stuff that you can by in homebase. I reckon it is not a big investment. When the layout is lowered it is placed on tables to ensure a even surface.

yes please if you could.

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I got the pictures I promised. The pictures were taken with my mobile, so the quality is not the best, but good enough to understand the concept. I was unable to upload the pictures to the forum, I just put them into a temporary site. My English is strong enough to adequately describe the whole mechanism, but I hope the pictures help.

http://nygma.hu/temp/Image181.jpg
This shows the whole layout. It is a simple island type layout.

http://nygma.hu/temp/Image182.jpg
What you see here is how the layout is suspended. There is a long oval loop steel loop which is lowered now and drops below the layout. It keeps the layout raised with the help of the bolt. The whole layout sits on a wooden I beam.

http://nygma.hu/temp/Image183.jpg
Hook and the steel cable now on the ceiling.

http://nygma.hu/temp/Image184.jpg
The steel loop raised above the layout. The hook from the previous pictures goes here.

http://nygma.hu/temp/Image185.jpg
And the finally the hoist - probably from a DIY store. Steel cables for all the hooks are connected to the hook of the hoist.
 
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