Lightweight Access Hatch

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by jwmurrayjr, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    I know that some of you post on other forums and may have seen this but in case you don't (post, that is.) and haven't (seen it. :rolleyes: ) maybe you'll be interested. :sleeping:

    Here are a few photos of a lightweight access hatch that I had to make in my lightweight MRR. The hatch is very necessary to access the rear quarter of this 4'X6' area of the RR.

    I put it off for a long time but it was really easy to make once I got started. I finally cut this access about a year ago.

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    Lightweight access hatch is in the area of the ore plant.

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    Access hatch removed by pushing up from below (Or pulling gently from above.)

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    "Popping up" (Pretty gruesome, eh?)

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    Working in the "hole".

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    Closer View of open hatch.

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    Lightweight hatch on top of roundhouse. The hatch is entirely made of 1/2" blue foam. Half of the ore plant and trees and other structures are attached to the hatch as you can see.
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very nifty Jim! I have a similar hatch but wish I'd made it out of light weight foam instead of half inch ply! I keep looking at your first pic and cannot find a tell tale seam. Nice!
    Ralph