Re: WALL TRAIN TRACK

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Thanks for the site. I have G-scale, O-scale, S-scale, Ho and N-scale trains. Don't know which one I want to do it with.

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the back of my mind for awhile but haven't explored it to any great extent. Do you have any other sites that show more examples? Would like to get a Lionel, are their new sets any good? One with a video cam hooked to the computer would be cool. Thanks.
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This is a "starter level" Aristo G guage. There are some companies with wall mount systems ready to go but I decided a few hours and some lumber would do it. The trestle bridge was what took the longest but it was the most fun to do. It is mostly just 1x6 hanging on shelf brackets I have the 3x4 cheap stamped metal ones upside down. I routed a groove in the 1x6 for the hump and covered them with the small blocks you see.
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That's very cool. I actually thought about doing that several years ago when I finished the basement in my old house. Now I'm getting another house with another finished basement, so maybe this time I can actually install this. Gotta clear it with the wife first though :)
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T. wrote:

For 20+ years I've wondered about a system like this that could deliver (ie) books from a distant bookcase in the house. Has anyone done anything like that?
-- Mark
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T. wrote:

Nope, something on the train needs to recognize and load the right book... <g>
-- Mark
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Think *serious* railroading. each book has a dedicated car. the "bookshelves" are replaced by a switchyard and/or car-storage area. Put a 'siding' by each place you might want to read a book.
Now, to make this -actually- work, you'd probably need computerized controls, automated switches, an integrated 'dispatching' system, and (ideally) voice- controlled input: "Ex Libris Rwy, transport book 'Table Saw Magic' from Library Yard to Reading Station Siding at WC"
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There, at least used to be, a restaurant in Milwaukee, WI that, in one part of the place, had overhead track for _food_ deliveries to the table. Flying saucers with a bucket below them, would come spitzen-sparkin to over your table, and lower the bucket on a winch to table level for you to unload.
Just so there wasn't any doubt as to what the delivery devices were, they were _labelled_ "UFO" Which, it was explained, stood for "<U>'re <F>ood <O>rder".
Oh, yeah. The winch mechanism was a _timed_ operation -- wasn't quite fast enough in unloading the bucket, and got in a tug-of-war with it, trying to claim the last parts of our order. :)
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