Sunday, November 10, 2019

Untergroeningen: The Box

As part of the Welztalbahn extension, two segments of the Untergroeningen module will remain connected to the Welztalbahn when the layout is not in use. Since the segments are out in the garage I needed a quick and easy way to box them for dust protection, while minimizing the activation energy needed to work on the segments. My solution is a shadow box that integrates the backdrop with a ceiling cover and lighting and mounts to the segment base as shown in a previous post.

The shadow box leaves the front open. I cut hardboard pieces that fit in front of the opening and are held in place merely by gravity and a small clamp. Here's a view down the length of the segments, with the backdrop on the left and the opening on the right. The LED bands for module lighting are visible in the top right corner.

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