I just created a new website dedicated to building a display case for
a running model train. The design shows how to build a display case
mounted only six inches below the cieling, that runs around the
parimeter of the room. It works in almost any room, and it doesn't
take up usable space. It is a clasier version than normal, with
plexiglass, crown molding, and a hidden rope light for asthetics.
Anyways, I thought I would share it with the world, and I figured this
was a good place to start. Let me know what you think!
Very nice, John. It reminds me an installation in a very old hamburger
restaurant in Rocky River, OH. They had a train running the perimeter of
the room close to the ceiling for many decades. It was always charming.
I believe there was (~ 8 1/2 yr ago) a restaurant near the Chicago train
station where the EXCELLENT burgers etc were delivered by model train. I
also believe it was urban renewed away, but I'm not sure of that.
I is a shame when restaurants that have great food, neat displays and
real character are replaced with big box industrial places with lame
industrial food and cookie cutter fake antiques that need to spend a
fortune on marketing telling us how good they are.
Yes, it was Bearden's, which used to be a local chain of a very few
locations. The one in Rocky River was the last, and was still there as
late as 2000 when we moved to AZ. They did, however, "modernize" and
renovate the place, and it lost all its charm, IMHO.
Your "model" train diagram shows three rails (one in the middle) and 1 1/4"
spacing between the outside rails, most dedicated modellers would classify
this train as a toy train as it does not approach scale modeling in any
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