Indoor Track/Rolling Stock Storage

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Hi All,

Was not sure if this is track laying or rolling stock so put it here!

Do most of you have some sidings in a shed that the line enters, or in the house for storage of stock/locos? I find taking things on and off the rails is a real pain. I have the middle of my dogbone in the garage where I can store stuff but then to run a train I have to shunt it all to an outside siding.

So what do people do and are there some piccies... looking for some inspiration.

Ian
 
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I run through a hole!! in the garage wall to storage sidings along one wall, at times I have incorporated a digital reversE loop in the garage also, so that I coululd utilise the line to the garage as a running line and get a much longer run! ( Needs more garage space though at least 5' width even with R1 curves)
The r/ loop was then used to store stock when line not in use, with a couple of sidings inside it also!

When my line had the garage reverse loop the line eventually ended in a 2nd reverse loop in the garden with the line 'looping' round in a big 'U' shape, this resulted in a long run, it took around 6 minutes for a train to traverse the whole loop, ( BUT A sHAY WOULD DO IT IN 11 MINUTES!)
 
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Heres a pic of the line running ito the garage just above the BUCKET!
I have been intending to fit a tunnel portal over the hole for some years now :wits:

Carrying stock in & out is one of the most negative points with g scale I found over the years, ay my old address the garden was 15' below the closest point to a double garage, so it was impossible to link the 2 with a g scale line, so eventually I found that I used less & less stock during a running session, just carrying out a few item s each time I ran!!

So anything that can be done to avoid stock carrying is in my opinion very positive and helps prolong the G scale interest
 
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I store mine in me shed and bring the stock in after a running session, this does not diminish the fun of GScaling in any way for me:clap: :clap:
 
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bit off both, mostly carrying stuff out, but the new rack line dose depart from the shead :)
 
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<p>Similar. A lift out 4 way bit that goes in the back of the garage feeding 4 roads under the bench.</p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/garden/store2.jpg" width="640" height="411" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/garden/store1.jpg" width="640" height="538" /></p><p> </p>
 
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My track enters the garden shed on two levels. The sidings in the shed are arranged as run around loops so they can be used for operation as well as storage. I also have shelving fixed to the shed walls for more storage. These are old photos, the shed is now fully lined with shelves :D I only have to carry stock a couple of feet. I tend to keep the more valuable locos in the house though.
 
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Bram - 20/11/2009 10:35 AM

I store mine in me shed and bring the stock in after a running session, this does not diminish the fun of GScaling in any way for me:clap: :clap:
At my old address I ran AMERICAN for some of the time and the chore of carrying out a couple of USA Mallets plus other locos, and 800m long Heavyweight passenger cars did become a chore!! To say nothing of the time it took to do so!! :eek:
 
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Steve,

"and 800m long Heavyweight passenger cars"
Yes, that must have been a chore indeed!
How did you manage to store them - in a Tardis perhaps?

Hamish.
 
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The loop of my line runs through my shed, albeit the shed is not massive. It also houses all the controllers and power etc. I don't have space for points in the shed so I built a traverser to allow one train to run while another is made up on the adjacent line, which can be slid across when required. There are shelves in the shed for storage so I only have to move stock a couple of feet to get in onto the tracks.
 
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Great stuff! Woderick, does that picture show an incomplete view, or do you somehow manipulate the lines around. very neat by the way.
 
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Ref climate & Digital equipment, ALSO be aware that HIGH temps can cause digital processors to fail

We are not usually affected by high temps in the UK OFTEN BUT temps in a closed shed or worse a concrete or brick garage, with no ventilation can reach high values especially close to the walls on which the sun shines. I know from experience!! :eek:

ALSO if there is the risk of electrical storms digital equipment should be isolated. from the track and power supply point,

Last summer our computer router had to be replaced, follwing an electrical storm we were not struck bylightening but a house close by sustained ££1000s of damage, the broadband supplier told me they had had many systems knocked out in the area, but a fellow G scaler locally had his MTS 3 central station rendered useless, at the same time,
 
minimans

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I use a through track inside the shed but it is a single line for putting stock on and off the main running line, all my stock is kept on purpose made aluminium shelves.

The through track runs under the bench it's a bit of a pain to put stuff on and off the track so I may end up doing away with it or moving it along the other side?
 
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Hi Ian,
I had permission to build a train shed at the beginning of the year (shown on the old GSM). As I was starting from scratch, I was able to plan the track layout and then build the shed. The layout has 6 long sidings, 4 passing loops and a wye (with 1 very long leg). The track exits both ends. Also installed a dehumidifier.
 
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minimans - 20/11/2009 12:18 PM I use a through track inside the shed but it is a single line for putting stock on and off the main running line, all my stock is kept on purpose made aluminium shelves. The through track runs under the bench it's a bit of a pain to put stuff on and off the track so I may end up doing away with it or moving it along the other side?
</p><p>Holy cats, Minimans! :eek: Can I come to your place and live in your shed? :D
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Really interesting stuff, and also making me drool... on a serious note I hope none of you have any adress details on the web given those very impressive collections! But they are brilliant...
 
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Millionaire!! Too funny I was late with my morgage payment this month..............Still perhap's the new owners will rent me the shed.......................

Posh floor..................
 
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Steve - 20/11/2009 8:10 PM Only Mike :rofl:
</p><p>i resemble that remark...</p><p>im a good lad i am:D :D </p>
 
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