i don't have room for my future railroad model in my basement, then i
was thinking about building it at the top of my house, just under the
roof. i have a 5x8 meters (16'8"x26'8") unused area just under the
house roof. the roof isn't flat, however; it is about 2 meters (6'8")
high over the door and a little more than 40cm (1'4") all along the
other 3 walls.
i have 2 questions:
1. what's the average clearance *under* a model railroad? can as
little as 50/60cm (2') of free air underneath the model be enough? can
you think about "playing" sat on a (low) chair?
2. what about the minimum roof height above the model?
i'm not thinking about doing something covering the whole floor (thing
that i could never build and finish in a lifetime), but the biggest i
can think of it, the longer the rails will be: i'd like to do
something "U"-shaped to let long "intercities" run for many seconds
before reaching the opposite end.
i know these questions sound silly for you experienced modelers, but i
live in a place where almost nobody does model railroading and i don't
know who to ask to...
as always, thanks in advance.
15 years ago