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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:20
Subject: So cool
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A guy has solved the perennial problem of model railway sets, that of not having enough clear space for one.

He built it on the ceiling.

BBC news site video
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Dr Moonray: Hornby
User: swisstone
Date: 2010-06-03 09:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hornby
I've always said there are three problems with model railways. Space is one, but time and money are also issues. My view is that if you don not have at least two of these, you shouldn't attempt the hobby. I never manage to even achieve one, which is why I currently have no model railway.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 09:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, this solution removes one requirement, so you're now twice as close as you were previously.

(Multiply by zero? Moi?)
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irishkate
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-06-03 09:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I always figured I'd put it all on a board which was hanging on the wall with the actual trains resting on hooks to one side - then when you wanted to take it out to play you could lift it down (lift may involve pulley system) and set up the trains. So it would be 'art' when not in use.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, now that's a solution.

(One that involves an insufficiency of bookshelves, but that may just be me.)
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Korenwolf
User: korenwolf
Date: 2010-06-03 10:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
and I dread to think what the lovebirds would do with it, though I have visions of a certain small green one sat on top of the train enjoying the ride, particularly if there's a goods wagon with sunflower seeds...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And having to do a little hop every time the train went under the bridge.
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Korenwolf
User: korenwolf
Date: 2010-06-03 11:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
30 minutes, one bird, one beak... no bridge, no problem.

Possibly some nesting material as a side benefit.
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Silly Swordsman
User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nononono, you put the bookshelves behind the railway board - protects the books from dust and sunlight and whatnot when it's hung up.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, of course. A hidden bookshelf.

And hidden behind the bookshelf is the secret door.
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The Magician
User: the_magician
Date: 2010-06-03 10:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've been thinking of putting whiteboards on hinged arms in front of the cases in the back bedroom/computer room, so I've lots of storage *and* whiteboard space!

I've seen galleries with sliding art boards (like mirror wardrobe doors) so you could have several layers of artwork, and behind them, storage!
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irishkate
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-06-04 15:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What he said :-)
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The Magician
User: the_magician
Date: 2010-06-03 10:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They did it on one of those DIY/House update shows ... but they put the track on a board on pulleys and pulled it up to the ceiling! That way you had the room for whatever else, and when you wanted the train set, you lowered it from the ceiling ... and of course you have to have power for an electric train set, so you could use that to power halogen downlighters in the underside of the train board (or you could put lots of little twinkly lights if you preferred!)

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irishkate
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-06-04 15:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This works.
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Jonathan Lewis-Jones
User: j_lj
Date: 2010-06-03 10:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Who needs gravity.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 10:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It keeps the cats grounded.
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Tim Illingworth
User: timill
Date: 2010-06-03 10:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed he does.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-06-03 11:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*slap*

That's 'The Doctor' to you.
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irishkate
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-06-04 15:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
took me a second to get that!
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