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Layout Fold-Up Section
« on: January 25, 2012, 10:13:16 PM »
I've been working on building a new HO layout based on the Philadelphia Belt Line in the 1960s.  As part of the layout I had planned on a swing-up section to model a pier extending out in to the Delaware River.  Now that I'm working my way through construction, I need to actually figure out how to build this.  I had planned on building the swing-up section as 16"x16" with a single track down the centerline to hold 3 cars at most.

Does anyone have experience with building a swing-up section?  I've heard piano hinges with carriage bolts - would this work?  Is 16"x16" too much?  Should I scale it back?  Any other ideas?