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Comment by Jennifer on July 17, 2013 at 2:17pm
Comment by Chad Glover on July 17, 2013 at 1:28pm

That's pretty creative.   Where dd you get that idea?

Comment by Jennifer on July 17, 2013 at 12:28pm

That's a great question Chad.  On the small white board is the electric motor and its winch.  Cables run via sheaves and pulleys to it.  It is controlled by the switches on the small black panel located near the top.  You have the option of moving the lift to the next station, up or down, or move it continuously depending on how the switches are used.  There are limiters as well.  So far, apart from aligning the storage tracks with the lead, all we've had to contend with is some vibration that we've tracked down.

Thanks for your comments and views!

Comment by Chad Glover on July 17, 2013 at 11:33am

How do you raise and lower that?  Motorized or by hand?  Great idea.

Comment by Jennifer on July 17, 2013 at 11:11am

Thanks Christopher.  We're using code 83 flex track.  I'm not sure of the brand...

Comment by Christopher Palomarez on July 16, 2013 at 5:25pm

Dang! You gals have been busy! That vertical storage train elevator is a great idea. What kind of track are you using to replace the Kato track?

Comment by Jennifer on July 16, 2013 at 2:30pm

Lotsa work going on on the Pasito Southern.  The Train Elevator pictured will allow us some extra storage for rolling stock that makes good use of space.  Four turnouts have been replaced with Walthers and Tortoise with DCC.  The Train Elevator or "vertical transfer table" as we're calling it,  interchanges with the main line via a curved turnout and a lead.  The Kato track is starting to be replaced on curves and grades, and pretty much the entire end of the layout with the drop bridge will be replaced because the geometry of the Kato track is very specific.

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