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carsntrains posted:
mike g. posted:
carsntrains posted:

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

LOL its all your choice Jim, but I am 5'9" and 54 and it huts sometime to duck under let alone get back up off the floor! But my fingers are still good enough to throw the switch to raise and lower my bridge! Plus with safety switches in place if the bridge is up the trains stop 5 feet before the bridge!

YES something else I was considering if I use a lift/swing gate.   MUST have a safety switch of some sort!

Jim

Jim, you can just isolate the track going to the bridge, Power the bridge and when the bridge is up it cuts the power and when the bridge is down it makes the connection!

A lot of guys here can explain it better them I can!

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