I guess at close to 78 and still able to crawl under the layout I don't have any complaints to lodge! However, planning for the future was what the lift bridge was all about, I'm suspect my "flexible" days are living on borrowed time.
Medical Science often comes to the rescue of hobbyists who want/need to scramble under their train layout and extend their hands-on worktime/playtime years with trains. Now 81, I applied another option -- I hire Imeril Johnson (a young hobbyist, now a college student) as a helper when I have a THINGS TO DO list. He does the under-the-table tasks and I do the above-the-table work. An inter-generational solution!
Mike Mottler LCCA 12394