O27 on the floor?

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by fooldancing, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. fooldancing

    fooldancing New Member

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    My son wants me to put my trains up, the only problem with this is that it would have to go on his bedroom floor. The floor does have tight pile carpet and I am wondering if the older O27 track could withstand getting stepped on from time to time (we all know how kids are). I want to put it around the perimeter of his room so most of it will be out of the way. Just what is going to be under the door at the entrance.
    Thank you in advance,
    Matt M.
  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

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    It can, but too much weight will crush it. But if a piece gets messed up here and there, it's not terribly expensive to replace.

    O31 track, if you have an inexpensive source locally, would be better.
  3. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Chief has been running his layout on the floor for a couple of years now. He says he is going to build a bench work, but we aren't holding our breath.
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Works great. :thumb:
  5. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Cheif, share some pics of your floor rr.
  6. fooldancing

    fooldancing New Member

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    Thanks guys for the positive responces.
    Chief,
    I would love to see some pics.

    Thanks again
    Matt M.
  7. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Now the middle is over crowded with rolling stock [gotsome more in boxes not unpacked].

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    This is an early picture when I first got several loops and sidings. Added more now.
  8. fooldancing

    fooldancing New Member

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    Chief, that looks great.
    Matt M.
  9. Buckeye........

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    At the door make a 40" segment of track that can be taken out quickly and remember the overhang of cars and engines as they transition from straight to curve or visa versa if the track is snug against the wall.
  10. Ray Marinaccio

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    You could build a grade crossing in front of the door or anywhere else that is a high traffic area.
    Put some wood molding strips along the outsides of the track with wood ties under the rails to hold them in place. The wood should take the weight and protect the track from damage.
  11. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Chief's new rug rat

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