I need advise on Murphy style hinges. Here is the details: The train lay out is 6 feet by 10 feet and I do not have the weight for it. It will be constructed out of 1/2 plywood with the base frame of 2x4x10. I will have 6 loops and switches and it will be all Atlas track. The center of gravity should be very close to the center of this layout
I have done my homework and contact directly some Murphy Bed sellers. They stated that they did not know if their product could handle what I designed or flat out said no.
What I am looking for is a pivot style hinge that could handle this weight and stress, like the old castle draw bridge.
I know that gas shocks Murphy Bed cannot handle anything over 215 lbs. Some spring type Murphy bed are rated 1700 to 2100 lbs and the hinge set cost $500-$700 which is way out of my budget.
If some else has a better way I am listening.