These will give you some idea.Picture please! Carriers are always interesting. The big live steam guys have them custom made.
There was a company advertising them for large scale in Garden Railways back in 2009 but they seem to have gone http://backontrackrr.com/ .Yes cassette is well picked.
So, I would think the idea of cassettes would top out around HO scale.
Thank you for explaining. Have not seen this in the US except for train storage, like a wall module.
I have seen ones that have foam on the top to keep the train on the "tracks"
That is what I thought originally and is still an option.Rather than cutting the excess off.. How about bending it down, to give additional rigidity?
The board will be level with the top of the baseboard that the approaching fixed track sits on, then the bridge track will be added to match.The gap needed to allow opening is not really that wide it is slightly wider than the thickness of the board.
did you calculate the thickness of the board PLUS the height of track?
(plus a little additional, that the board can be turned up more than 90°, to stay open without any hook?)
(plus enough space, that your upturned track on the board does not push against the points of the fixed rails leading to the bridge?)
The hinges recess into the mounting block so that the bridge support arms that come of them are sitting level with the baseboard, they will form part of the bridge deck.I'm a bit confused, if the bridge is level with the baseboard, won't the addition of the actual bridge be higher... but I'm happy to wait for pictures... still a bit skeptical of clearances, thinking you might have to play with location of hinge point, but again, happy to wait for progress pictures.