Moveable Stageing question........

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by trainsteve2435, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, i have searched this site but cant seem to find any info on building portable or moveable stageing. Does anyone know of any info or pictures on how i might do this? Thanks!:wave:
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi Steve,

    I did a search on portable staging using google's advanced search for our site and only came up with four or so...one being about my own carfloat! :)

    It seems there might not be much here yet but I'll bet folks will have some ideas. I have a carfloat that I use as an "off layout" source of freight cars. Had I been thinking I could have made a few of these and designed them as "cassettes" full of cars to load onto the layout.
    Ralph
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Try to find sites or forums that are more British. They have staging and fiddle track down to a science.

    Loren
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I think I would use "cassettes" with tracks for staged trains. You could then build a small cart that the cassettes would be set on top of that would then line up with a track on the main layout. You could actually have more than one cassette stacked on brackets under the layout and then interchange them on the cart for different consists. I think I would also make some sort of "draw bridge" to bridge over to the cart and cassettes so that it could be stored in the "up" position to keep trains from taking the "big drop" to the floor when the cassette is not in position.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    In this link Lostock Junction and the Likely Lads you can see a unique version of cassettes. 3rd picture down, they're made from steel wall studs (2x4s). I'm scheduled to be operating them on Tuesday for the first time. sign1