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Ceiling Suspended Railroad is Finished

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:45:41 AM
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Default Ceiling Suspended Railroad is Finished

Finally getting some pictures posted of the ceiling suspended railroad in the shop.

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Nice work. Do you have an elevated control stand or console so you can enjoy it at eye level?
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Local coffee shoppe started putting one up today. I'll try and remember to take my camera.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:41:43 PM
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As a kid there was a restaurant in the town that had an O gauge Lionel bringing food to people at the counter. Of course as kids we constantly bugged dad to take us there. It worked ok but plates had to be balanced well on it. If you weren't careful taking your stuff off the train you would derail the cars. Gee dad, you knocked the car off the track. Of course we would then reach over our food knocking it about to get the choo choo put right.

That lasted about a year and the guy went back to non automated people based food delivery system.
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A local restaurant had an elevated train. It ran about the perimeter of the octagonal building. The owner ran about 30 cars on it (O gage), and often changed out cars and locos, to keep it interesting. One day you would see a 4-8-4 steam engine, next week an ALCO diesel, the following week a 2-4-0, and one time we saw a Shay engine pulling the cars loaded with logs! He must have had about 20 different engines and hundreds of cars. One time he had 60 cars up there, with 2 steam engines coupled in tandem pulling the cars. He had a problem with derailments though, so that set up didn't stay up for long. The consist took up almost one of the 8 sides of the restaurant! You virtually never saw the same ones twice! The train ran slowly, and we used to love hearing the cars go over the track joints Click - click, click -click, click-click, and so on as the train went bu. The double clicks sounded really realistic, and the locos sounded even better, with their weight. The restaurant has now changed hands, and the track has been taken down. BOO HISS!

Our engine club now has its own elevated railway (no not the one from the restaurant, though we tried!). It runs below a shelf we have items on display mounted on. It also is an O gage, an 0-4-0 Lionel steam loco pulls 5 or 6 cars with advertising on the sides
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